Elmbridge active everyday physical activity strategy

Did you know that more than 60% of people in the UK and over 45% of Elmbridge residents are physically inactive (i.e. doing less than 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise per week) and that 33% of men and 45% of women (UK) are not sufficiently active for good health*?

The Elmbridge Active Every Day Physical Activity Strategy 2015-2020 was launched to show Elmbridge's vision and direction to increase physical activity in the coming years. The strategy explores new ways of integrating physical activity to get people more active in everyday life by creating opportunities where people already spend their time - in the workplace, at school, home and at community facilities.

The strategy is looking at how the wide range of networks available locally could be used further to increase levels of activity. It has been developed in consultation with key stakeholders, both internally and externally, including community groups, governing bodies, leisure providers, members of the public and coaches.

*Sport England data (2014)

Elmbridge Active Every Day vision

To work with partners to increase levels of physical activity within Elmbridge by 1% year on year.


To increase levels of physical activity throughout the Borough

  • Focus on certain areas of low levels of physical activity within the Borough

  • Promote the benefits of achieving a healthy and active lifestyle

  • Widen access to physical activity opportunities for all residents

Three main themes:

  1. Start moving: Support children and young people to have an active start in life

  2. Move every day: Encourage adults to build activity into their everyday lives

  3. Stay moving: Support older adults to live longer and lead more active lives

The strategy brings together key partners specialising in sport, health and physical activity who will review the implementation annually and make forward recommendations for the coming year

For more information please contact the Sports Development Officer: leisure@elmbridge.gov.uk.

Leisure Facilities Strategy 2017-2035


  • Encourage new and inactive participants to start taking part in physical activity;

  • Maintain and increase levels of regular physical activity amongst existing participants;

  • Develop additional facility provision, working in partnership with other organisations where opportunities arise/where need is evidenced e.g. as a result of population growth;

  • Design in flexibility; future facility provision may need to be more multi-purpose in nature, reflecting changing participation trends, the need for sustainability and value for money;

  • Continue to enable opportunities for participation to be provided in a wider range of places and spaces, and particularly at a very local level, using e.g. community facilities;

  • Facilitate the continued development of healthier lifestyles across Elmbridge’s communities;

  • Contribute to a reduction in health inequalities, and specifically reduced obesity and inactivity across Elmbridge;

  • Create active environments where the opportunity to be more physically active is an integral part of everyday life; and
    Support and provide opportunities for local sports and leisure community groups.

 Elmbridge Leisure Facilities Strategy 2017-2035


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