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Active Communities is a new concept to reduce inactivity run by Buckinghamshire Council for wards in Aylesbury (Aylesbury North West) and Wycombe (Abbey; Booker; Cressex & Castlefield; West Wycombe).

Sitting down for too long is also bad for us. After 20 minutes sitting our bodies start to slow down. This affects our muscles, blood flow and heart rate. It can make us feel bad.

Active Communities aims to help every member of the community to be a little more active particularly those who:

  • do not like or play sport
  • are not interested in physical activity
  • sit down for long periods
  • spend lengthy periods indoors
  • are unable to stand

Active Communities is about working together to improve the wellbeing of all.

From May 17th 2021, you are part of an Active Community!

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Your Active Communities event

Take a walk, not the car
(July 19 – August 3rd)

Active Communities is about adding a little bit of extra movement to daily routines. For the next few weeks, we want you to swap your usual transport for a walk instead!

For car users, leave it home at least once a week, or park further away from your destination at work, when shopping or dropping the children at school.

Taking a bus? Get on or off one stop further.

Try using a cycle or scooter instead of driving or using public transport.

Don’t let the young sit in buggies for too long.

Always take stairs not lifts and escalators!

By reducing your use of transport, it is good for you but also good for the environment, too!