Erewash Borough Council’s Sport and Health Development Team has successfully secured a grant to help fund an exciting new community initiative in the borough.

The ‘Active Lives in Kirk Hallam’ project will work with residents to discover the best ways in which they can use their local spaces and services, such as community centres, village halls and parks to increase their physical activity on a day to day basis. The overall aim is to get residents enjoying activities on their journey to better health.

The project has been boosted by external funding of almost £30,000 from the Public Health team at Derbyshire County Council and has been made possible by a number of partners including Big Kirk Hallam, Kirk Hallam Community Centre, Active Derbyshire, Derby County Community Trust and Erewash Borough Council.

Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, Councillor Michael Wallis, says:

“This positive project is a first for Kirk Hallam residents and will help community engagement and improve health and wellbeing. We are grateful to our partners for helping to make this inspiring initiative become a reality.”