Council appeal to get people healthier

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Crawley council has asked people to complete a survey to help it bid for funds to improve sports participation in town.

The local authority and its partners have been putting together a bid for Sport England’s Community Sports Activation Fund (CSAF).

People can have their say on www.crawley.gov.uk/wellbeing or by picking up a paper copy at Crawley Town Hall until February 15.

“The survey asks what sport or exercise you have taken part in over the past six months, whether you’re a member of a sports club or gym and what you perceive to be barriers to getting involved in physical activity,” said a Crawley Borough Council spokesman.

Councillor Chris Mullins, Cabinet member for Wellbeing, said: “A successful bid will mean that we can tackle barriers to physical and sporting activity and encourage more Crawley residents to get fit and healthy.

“Please help us by completing this survey and giving us your thoughts.”

Crawley Borough Council’s partners were Freedom Leisure, Crawley Town FC Community Foundation and Sussex Cricket Foundation.

CSAF aims to fund:

Activities reflecting a broad range of sports

Informal opportunities which could lead to regular participation

Multi-sport activities which provide people with a range of choices and opportunities to suit them

Family orientated activities with a focus on those aged 14 and above

Local roles that focus on directly organising and delivering new opportunities for participation.

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