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Healthier Brentwood

Brentwood Cycling Furtherance Group

As part of its commitment to Health and Wellbeing and to assist local residents in becoming more healthy and active, Brentwood now has a Cycling Furtherance Group to promote these intentions within the Brentwood Borough. The group, which is answerable to Brentwood’s Health and Wellbeing Board contains many members with an interest in cycling and having work responsibilities in this area such as Essex County Council, Brentwood Streetscene, Environmental Health, GIS, Planning, cycle shops, Trailnet and Active Brentwood.

The group, has started a real-time detailed mapping process with the intention of establishing a wide network of on and off-road cycle pathways right across the borough. Significant key routes will then be laid out to enable those travelling to work and school from outlying areas to be able to commute by bike safely and away from traffic wherever possible.

Brentwood has the lowest rate of cycling within Essex, but an area rich in quiet lanes and pathways – they just need to be identified, joined up, signed and publicised. Ultimately there will also be a dedicated webpage and routes for cyclist to download and import into the many sat-nav for bike devices now available. Finally, the group will be looking to advise and steer the County Council in its intentions for the Borough as currently expressed within the Brentwood Cycling Strategy. If you’re a cyclist then please let the group know what cycling provision you’d also like to see in the borough!

Health Trax

Brentwood's healthy walking scheme, Health Trax is a FREE health walk programme that has been running for over 14 years. The scheme is run by volunteer walk leaders, supported by Brentwood Borough Council and Walking for Health. Health Trax provides safe walking routes around local parks and countryside led by trained volunteers.

Hutton Country Park Health Walk

Monday’s 11am -Run Beginning March – End November

30-40min Gentle pace

  • Mainly flat grass paths, quite even
  • Takes you through priest gates, sometimes muddy
  • Through woods, sheltered flat walk, uneven tree roots
  • Slight hill on grass.

Tuesday’s King George's Playing Fields

11am start meet near café in park

Walks are held all year round

1 hour walk through nearby Hartswood and nearby woodlands

  • Sheltered from weather
  • Reasonably flat ground, however the ground may be unsteady due to tree roots

Wednesday in Doddinghurst

10am start from Doddinghurst village hall

Walks are held all year round

1-1.5 hrs long along countryside footpaths

Medium pace, longer walks which go over stiles and across fields using right of way paths.

Wednesday Fitness In Mind Walk

6pm meet at Brentwood Leisure Centre entrance

40 minutes -1hr walk through nearby countryside, footpaths and fields.

Slow to medium pace on Reasonably steady ground.

Fitness in mind is an initiative to promote and encourage physical activity as an aid to mental wellbeing.

Regular walks can:

  •      Reduce your blood pressure and cholesterol
  •      Aid weight loss
  •      De-stress and relax
  •      Improve Stamina and endurance
  •      Strengthen bones

Each walk has at least two trained leaders to take up front stop and back stop, which means you can walk at a pace that suits you. Walking is a FREE and easy way to better health, it’s safe and a simple way to meet new people and make friends.

For more info contact Sarah Walmsley on 01277 312801 or email sarah.walmsley@brentwood.gov.uk you can also find your local walks at Walking for Health website  using the online walk finder tool.

Parkrun in Brentwood Parkrun is now at Weald Park. You can run for FREE on Saturdays by registering at www.parkrun.org.uk/brentwood

Active Essex has an activity finder if you are looking for new ways of getting active in the area.

Clubs and activities can also be found on the Sports England funded website Spogo. You can search by area, activity or distance from home and even find a buddy to train with. It's always easier to start a new exercise with others in the same boat.

The latest minutes, and the terms of reference for our health and wellbeing board meetings are in the publications section.

Brentwood Borough Council's priorities for a healthier Brentwood are contained in our Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

A decent place in which to live is a basic need for everyone. Our Housing Strategy gives priority to those most in need.

Do you require help or assistance to adapt, maintain or carry out repairs to your own home? The Papworth Trust may be able to help. Disabled Facilities Grants are available for adaptations.

Free insulation for your loft and walls. Brentwood Borough Council supports Aran Services in delivering free, and partially grant funded, loft and cavity wall insulation which will reduce your energy bills and improve the warmth in your home. Information of the scheme is at Aran Services

Home Instead Senior Care specialise in non medical care of older people in their own homes. Home Instead Senior Care provides that precious gift of freedom; ensuring older people remain free to stay at home where they are most happy and comfortable; giving their families freedom to relax in the knowledge that their loved ones are in excellent hands.

There are a number of activities specifically for older people at The Brentwood Centre. Tea dances are held at the Nightingale Centre on the first Tuesday of every month from 2-4 pm. For more information please see the leaflet in the publications section.

Healthier Brentwood

Brentwood Borough Council's Health & Wellbeing Board are focused on four priority issues for Brentwood.

These issues are

What is Health and Wellbeing?

Health and wellbeing means different things to different people but health itself is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. We are aiming to achieve a Healthier Brentwood. Healthier means having or enjoying good health and a sound and vigorous mentality.

We are working with partners to achieve a Healthier Brentwood.

The Health and Wellbeing Board meets four times a year and the most recent minutes of these meetings are in our publication section.

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Healthier Brentwood

Brentwood Cycling Furtherance Group

As part of its commitment to Health and Wellbeing and to assist local residents in becoming more healthy and active, Brentwood now has a Cycling Furtherance Group to promote these intentions within the Brentwood Borough. The group, which is answerable to Brentwood’s Health and Wellbeing Board contains many members with an interest in cycling and having work responsibilities in this area such as Essex County Council, Brentwood Streetscene, Environmental Health, GIS, Planning, cycle shops, Trailnet and Active Brentwood.

The group, has started a real-time detailed mapping process with the intention of establishing a wide network of on and off-road cycle pathways right across the borough. Significant key routes will then be laid out to enable those travelling to work and school from outlying areas to be able to commute by bike safely and away from traffic wherever possible.

Brentwood has the lowest rate of cycling within Essex, but an area rich in quiet lanes and pathways – they just need to be identified, joined up, signed and publicised. Ultimately there will also be a dedicated webpage and routes for cyclist to download and import into the many sat-nav for bike devices now available. Finally, the group will be looking to advise and steer the County Council in its intentions for the Borough as currently expressed within the Brentwood Cycling Strategy. If you’re a cyclist then please let the group know what cycling provision you’d also like to see in the borough!

Health Trax

Brentwood's healthy walking scheme, Health Trax is a FREE health walk programme that has been running for over 14 years. The scheme is run by volunteer walk leaders, supported by Brentwood Borough Council and Walking for Health. Health Trax provides safe walking routes around local parks and countryside led by trained volunteers.

Hutton Country Park Health Walk

Monday’s 11am -Run Beginning March – End November

30-40min Gentle pace

  • Mainly flat grass paths, quite even
  • Takes you through priest gates, sometimes muddy
  • Through woods, sheltered flat walk, uneven tree roots
  • Slight hill on grass.

Tuesday’s King George's Playing Fields

11am start meet near café in park

Walks are held all year round

1 hour walk through nearby Hartswood and nearby woodlands

  • Sheltered from weather
  • Reasonably flat ground, however the ground may be unsteady due to tree roots

Wednesday in Doddinghurst

10am start from Doddinghurst village hall

Walks are held all year round

1-1.5 hrs long along countryside footpaths

Medium pace, longer walks which go over stiles and across fields using right of way paths.

Wednesday Fitness In Mind Walk

6pm meet at Brentwood Leisure Centre entrance

40 minutes -1hr walk through nearby countryside, footpaths and fields.

Slow to medium pace on Reasonably steady ground.

Fitness in mind is an initiative to promote and encourage physical activity as an aid to mental wellbeing.

Regular walks can:

  •      Reduce your blood pressure and cholesterol
  •      Aid weight loss
  •      De-stress and relax
  •      Improve Stamina and endurance
  •      Strengthen bones

Each walk has at least two trained leaders to take up front stop and back stop, which means you can walk at a pace that suits you. Walking is a FREE and easy way to better health, it’s safe and a simple way to meet new people and make friends.

For more info contact Sarah Walmsley on 01277 312801 or email sarah.walmsley@brentwood.gov.uk you can also find your local walks at Walking for Health website  using the online walk finder tool.

Parkrun is now at Weald Park. You can run for FREE on Saturdays by registering at www.parkrun.org.uk/brentwood

Active Essex has an activity finder if you are looking for new ways of getting active in the area.

Clubs and activities can also be found on the Sports England funded website Spogo. You can search by area, activity or distance from home and even find a buddy to train with. It's always easier to start a new exercise with others in the same boat.

The latest minutes, and the terms of reference for our health and wellbeing board meetings are in the publications section.

Brentwood Borough Council's priorities for a healthier Brentwood are contained in our Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

A decent place in which to live is a basic need for everyone. Our Housing Strategy gives priority to those most in need.

Do you require help or assistance to adapt, maintain or carry out repairs to your own home? The Papworth Trust may be able to help. Disabled Facilities Grants are available for adaptations.

Free insulation for your loft and walls. Brentwood Borough Council supports Aran Services in delivering free, and partially grant funded, loft and cavity wall insulation which will reduce your energy bills and improve the warmth in your home. Information of the scheme is at Aran Services

Home Instead Senior Care specialise in non medical care of older people in their own homes. Home Instead Senior Care provides that precious gift of freedom; ensuring older people remain free to stay at home where they are most happy and comfortable; giving their families freedom to relax in the knowledge that their loved ones are in excellent hands.

There are a number of activities specifically for older people at The Brentwood Centre. Tea dances are held at the Nightingale Centre on the first Tuesday of every month from 2-4 pm. For more information please see the leaflet in the publications section.

Healthier Brentwood

Brentwood Borough Council's Health & Wellbeing Board are focused on four priority issues for Brentwood.

These issues are

What is Health and Wellbeing?

Health and wellbeing means different things to different people but health itself is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. We are aiming to achieve a Healthier Brentwood. Healthier means having or enjoying good health and a sound and vigorous mentality.

We are working with partners to achieve a Healthier Brentwood.

The Health and Wellbeing Board meets four times a year and the most recent minutes of these meetings are in our publication section.