What is Active Hastings?
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), following government guidance, all sessions run by Active Hastings are suspended until further notice. However, physical activity is more important than ever right now, to improve your physical health as well as helping to manage stress and anxiety and generally making you feel better. We have pulled together some ideas, guidance and things you can do to keep moving during this time of physical distancing.Find out more
What is it?
Active Hastings works closely with local providers of physical activity to give you easy, fun ways to get your everyday dose of physical activity. It only takes 30 minutes a day for adults and 60 a day for children to get fitter, healthier and happier. You can even break it down into 10 minute slots!
We have activities for all ages and abilities from walks in the park to acrobatics and netball to tai chi. So whether you're a fitness freak of a couch potato, from 2 to 102, we've got something for you.
- All sessions are free unless otherwise stated
- Programme caters for all ages and abilities
- No need to book unless stated in the activity description
- Sessions maybe cancelled due to weather conditions if it constitutes a health and safety risk
- Where price is listed as 'per family' this refers to parents/carers and their children. We regret that this price cannot include extended family members
- The Active Hastings programme includes activities organised by external individuals and agencies. Where this is the case, the details of the group/individual organising the session is listed under the name of the activity. While every effort had been made to ensure the quality of these sessions, Hastings Borough Council cannot accept any liability for activities carried out during these sessions.
As well as working with partners to bring you the Active Hastings programme, the team are constantly busy working behind the scenes to make Hastings a more active town. Here are some examples of the projects we are currently working on:
WoW (Walk once a Week) Project
We are working with local primary schools to bring the Living Streets WoW project to Hastings. WoW is a year-round incentive scheme which rewards children walking to school at least once a week with a collectible WoW badge. Walking to school brings benefits for public health, the economy, the environment and increases road safety.
A recent study projected that for every £1 invested in walking to school there is £7.64 return in benefits to the wider community. With more pupils walking to school, the amount of congestion around the school gate is reduced. Children enter the classroom feeling fresh, happy, alert and ready to learn.
Active Body, Healthy Mind
We are working with local mental health services and the Chances for Change programme to offer opportunities for people with mental health conditions to increase their physical activity levels.
Activities include specialised sessions at Woodlands Centre for Acute Care and St Anne's Centre, as well as a range of weekly drop in activities in community venues.
Sports for All
Funded by Sport England, in partnership with Grace Eyre Foundation, this project offers opportunities for people with learning disabilities to take part in sport and physical activity. The project was launched in September 2014 and is currently funded for 3 years. We have been working closely with local day centres to increase the local physical activity offer and are currently running 11 sessions per week as part of this project.
1066 Cycling Festival
Active Hastings leads on the coordination of partners and the sourcing of funding for the 1066 Cycling Festival, the first of which will take place in Hastings and Bexhill in June. This year's event will include led cycle rides, professional stunt demonstrations, adapted bikes, toddler balance bikes, bike maintenance, a children's parade and much more.
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The Active Hastings Partnership
Active Hastings coordinates the local Community Physical Activity Network, which brings together schools, sport clubs, National Governing Bodies of Sport, health organisations, the voluntary sector and the private sector to work together, unblock barriers to participation and improve the local sport and physical activity delivery system.
To find out more about the Active Hastings Partnership see the Active Hastings Partnership and Strategy Page.
The Active Hastings Volunteer Network
The Active Hastings Volunteer Network is the first step for anyone of any age, to start their volunteer journey in sport and physical activity. The network exists to be a one-stop shop, where volunteers can sign up and be sent information on local opportunities and available training.
To find out more about the volunteer network see our "I want to volunteer in sport" page.
Find out more
As well as the projects listed above, we are working with a wide range of agencies to increase the physical activity levels of their service users. We are currently working with partners such as Brighton Housing Trust, Seaview, Turner House, Big Local, Hastings and St Leonards Health Trainers, Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group, Active Sussex and Hastings and St Leonards Seniors Forum.
If you are part of an organisation or community group who would like to work in partnership with Active Hastings to increase physical activity levels, please contact us by calling Eugenie on 01424 451051 or email email@example.com.
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