People can find out if they are eligible for the course by contacting Chichester District Council's Chichester Wellbeing Service. If eligible, they will then be invited to take part in a free 30 minute taster session to introduce them to the course.





The taster sessions will run on the following dates:

  • Saturday 19 September 2020, 2pm 
  • Tuesday 22 September 2020, 2pm

Places will be limited to six per session in line with the current Government guidelines on social distancing. The sessions will be delivered by a friendly, qualified and experienced instructor.

Following the initial taster session, participants can join a subsidised 'walk and learn' course, which will run until December 2020.

"This is a pilot scheme which aims to inspire long term change in people's behaviour and attitudes towards exercise," says Councillor Roy Briscoe, Cabinet Member for Community Services and Culture at Chichester District Council. "The course will teach people how to walk more effectively to get the best from their body; all while having fun and enjoying themselves. Taking part in this course is also a great way to meet new people and spend time outdoors in our beautiful district."

Residents can find out if they are eligible by contacting Chichester Wellbeing on 01243 521041 and answering a few simple questions about their current activity levels.

Date of release: 14 September 2020

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