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We aim to make Wiltshire a healthier county, through the creation and development of opportunities to exercise for all.

SHINE Wiltshire

SHINE (Self-Help, Independence, Nutrition and Exercise) Wiltshire is a healthy lifestyle programme for children aged 7-11 years and their family. It is specifically designed for children who are above their healthy weight range. SHINE is a 10 week programme for children and their family which aims to provide support in making the necessary changes to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Summer term dates

Town School 10-week course start date
Chippenham Ivy Lane School Tuesday 19 April, 4pm-6pm
Trowbridge The Oasis Academy Wednesday 20 April, 3.45pm-4.45pm
Salisbury St Marks Junior School Wednesday 20 April, 4pm-6pm
Devizes Southbroom Infants School Thursday 21 April, 4pm-6pm

For more information or to register, contact the SHINE team at SHINE@wiltshire.gov.uk or download our PDFHealth and physical activity Shine leaflet. 357kb

Walking football

We are working with the Wiltshire FA and local partners to deliver walking football sessions around the county in 2015. We will be running sessions at various locations around the county so check this table for more details.

Location Venue Day/Time Contact
Salisbury Five Rivers Leisure Centre Mondays, 10am - 11am 01722 434760
Chippenham Stanley Park sports ground (outdoor 3G artificial pitch) Fridays, 7.30pm - 8.30pm Tony Norton:- 07927800917
Trowbridge Trowbridge sports centre (indoor sports hall) Sundays, 11am - 12pm Tony Norton:- 07927800917
01225 764342
Melksham Christie Miller Sports Centre (indoor) Every other Tuesday, 7.30pm – 8.30pm Marc Bowden - 01225 700228
Calne Beversbrook sports ground (hard court surface) Wednesdays, 3pm - 4pm Alex Hamilton:- 07702540767
Westbury Leighton Sports Centre (indoor) Every other Tuesday, 8pm – 9pm Keith Brunsden or James Harrison - 01373 824448

Sessions cost £3 and you can use these contact details to find out more about specific dates.


Wiltshire Council offers a variety of walking activities that provide a great way to exercise. Find a suitable and friendly group near you.

Active Health

Visit our Active Health page for information on the physical activity referral programme.


Working in partnership with Run England, we offer an ever increasing number of running groups across Wiltshire. From beginner to advanced levels there are groups near you that offer a friendly and sociable environment for running.

Cycling – Sky Rides

Working in partnership with British Cycling, we are developing a series of fun, safe community cycle rides. You can find out more on our Sky Rides page.

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Contact Details (LiveLink)

Multiple Contacts:
eMail: sportsgrants@wiltshire.gov.uk
Telephone: 0300 4560100
Out of hours:
Postal Address:

Health and Physical Activity Manager
Wiltshire Council
County Hall
Bythesea Road
BA14 8JN

In Person:

Last updated: 5 May 2016



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