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Staying active when life changes... how Active New Communities can help

Active people benefit from an enhanced quality of life, confidence, and improved physical and mental wellbeing. But even people with the strongest habits are at risk of dropping out when they go through a major life change, whether that’s a serious injury or illness, having a baby, children starting school, a new job, moving house or retiring. 

If you have relocated to one of our focus growth sites and want to stay active, would like the challenge of something new or want to return to activity after a break then the Active New Communities project can help you to:

  • Find information about existing local sports clubs and exercise groups in our Directory pages


  • Stay informed about new opportunities to take part in sport and physical activity by following us on Facebook and Twitter


  • Shape the sport and physical activity opportunities set up within your new community – if you know of others locally with similar interests to you and have ideas for groups you’d like to see established we’d love to hear from you. Email our Project Manager or call her on 01487 841559


  • Develop skills or volunteer to help others become active - Perhaps you personally have expertise that could support others to be active.  Or it may be that you are keen to develop new skills - to lead a local running or walking group for example.  Alternatively you may already volunteer at a local sports club that would like to work with us to help your club welcome new members from new communities.  In which case the Active New Communities team are keen to hear from you….email them or call on 01487 841559.


Staying active near you

In Year 1 the Active New Communities project is working in three communities in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Click on the link for your community to find a directory of clubs and groups local to your area.  Keep checking back as these will be updated regularly as new groups or classes become available.

As the project moves into additional communities in years 2, 3 and 4 a directory of activities in those areas will be added to this page.

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