- Families have begun getting together to walk with their children in the summer evenings to the local park to cut down on TV viewing. This started with the local swimming pool opening a family session every Thursday and Sunday afternoon
- People are using the ‘Green Gym’ in the green space by Heath’s car park
- Schools now start the day with a daily exercise work-out which includes a weekly yoga session for all students
- TTT sets up local Health & Wellbeing on-line directory on its website to enable people to track down local practitioners, alongside an Ebay-style system for people to rate the practioners they have been to see
- The Fit 4 Work unemployment scheme for local deliveries has been very successful with local businesses and is helping people get fitter
- The newly planted Leechwell Gardens opens to the public who wax lyrical over the intensive herb beds and wonderful fragrances. Totnes Healthy Futures project gets underway, working with Leatside surgery to engage those most at risk of chronic heart disease and high blood-pressure in learning to garden and how to prepare the resultant produce
Policy Makers & Service Providers
- SHDC has a new staff policy which gives all staff an extra fifteen minutes at lunchtime to work out in their new Green Gym in the Arboretum at Follaton House – all staff have been supplied with a track-suit and locker and showers, and have agreed to the use it or lose it policy. The Green Gym at the Arboretum is also open to the public and for staff to use before and after work. The CVS and CAB are among the first to follow suit
- Totnes Community Hospital carries out a resilience audit based on TTT’s Health & Wellbeing principles.
- DPCT carries out an audit of all community halls in T&D to see whether they are suitable for weekly clinics and fitness programmes
- Totnes Community Care links with surrounding communities and public health workers to expand its weekly lunches for the elderly into surrounding parishes
- Overpopulation issues are being widely discussed and the FPA initiates a new leaflet and TV promotion aimed at reducing birth rates
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