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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.

Autumn term dates

Town Date
Chippenham Tuesdays 22 September - 1 December
Trowbridge Wednesdays 23 September - 2 December
Salisbury Wednesdays 23 September - 2 December
Tidworth Thursdays 24 September - 3 December

For more information or to register, contact the SHINE team at SHINE@wiltshire.gov.uk

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 339966
fiverivers@wiltshire.gov.uk
Chippenham Stanley Park sports ground (outdoor 3G artificial pitch) Fridays, 7.30pm - 8.30pm Tony Norton:- 07927800917
wiltshirewalkingfootball@aol.co.uk
Trowbridge Trowbridge sports centre (indoor sports hall) Sundays, 11am - 12pm Tony Norton:- 07927800917
wiltshirewalkingfootball@aol.co.uk
01225 764342
enquiries@trowbridgesportscentre.co.uk
Melksham Christie Miller Sports Centre (indoor) Every other Tuesday, 7.30pm – 8.30pm Marc Bowden - 01225 700228
MarcBowden@pfpleisure.org
Calne Beversbrook sports ground (hard court surface) Wednesdays, 3pm - 4pm Alex Hamilton:- 07702540767
alexhammy91@gmail.com
Westbury Leighton Sports Centre (indoor) Every other Tuesday, 8pm – 9pm Keith Brunsden or James Harrison - 01373 824448
enquiries@leightonrecreationcentre.co.uk

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

Walking

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

Walking Festival 2015

Wiltshire is celebrating walking in September with a number of walks being provided across the county as well as the opportunity to get involved in this year’s The Big Walk. These additional walks will be provided by the Get Wiltshire Walking walk coordinators and volunteer walk leaders and will take place as follows:

Location Date Meeting Point
Warminster Monday 7th September Tourist Information Centre, central car park, Warminster, BA12 9BT
Ludgershall Tuesday 8 September St James Street car park, Ludgershall, SP11 9QG
Wootton Bassett Wednesday 9 September Town Museum, High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7AU
Trowbridge Thursday 10 September County Hall, Trowbridge, BA14 8JN
Devizes Thursday 10 September Devizes Leisure Centre, Devizes, SN10 5AB
Durrington Friday 11 September The Stonehenge Inn, Durrington, SP4 8BN

All walks will depart at 6pm and to register for any walk please contact physicalactivity@wiltshire.gov.uk stating the walk that you’d like to take part in. Participants are advised to wear suitable clothing and appropriate footwear. All walks will be a maximum of 90 minutes.

Bradford on Avon is holding its own Walking Festival during the weekend 4-6 September where a variety of themed walks will take place each day. For more information and to book on a walk please visit: walkbradfordonavon.org/bradford-on-avon-walking-festival/

Active Health

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

Running

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:
Fax:
Postal Address:

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


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Last updated: 16 June 2015

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