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The launch and the future of Active Neighbourhood Scans

Posted: Fri, 27 Oct 2023 13:10

The launch and the future of Active Neighbourhood Scans

September excitingly saw the launch of Active Neighbourhood Scans. The first two events at Blackbird Leys and Banbury brought together a mix of different charities, organisations, and residents within each area, to assess how easy or difficult it is to walk, wheel, cycle, and be active, in a given priority neighbourhood in Oxfordshire. The sessions sought to gain as much insight from as diverse participants as possible, to truly reflect the views of the communities within each neighbourhood. Read More »

Newly launched Active Neighbourhood Scans will bring people together to create happy, healthy, and active places to live

Posted: Wed, 23 Aug 2023 09:04

Newly launched Active Neighbourhood Scans will bring people together to create happy, healthy, and active places to live

Oxford is the second most unequal city in the country, with 10 of 83 wards being within the top 20% most deprived areas in the country, and having low outcomes in terms of childhood obesity and physical and mental health in adults. People in lower socioeconomic groups are twice as likely to be inactive as those in the highest socioeconomic groups.

We take a place-based approach with the aims of creating equal opportunities in priority neighbourhoods where residents face more barriers to physical activity, to create happy, healthy, and active communities, and Active Neighbourhood Scans can support with this. Read More »