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Help shape new sports and activity strategy for Greater Norwich

Greater Norwich Growth Board Published on Tuesday, 26th October 2021

Everyone living in Greater Norwich is invited to take part in a survey to help develop a new sports and physical activity strategy for the area.

The Greater Norwich Growth Board (GNGB), which is made up of Norwich City Council, South Norfolk and Broadland District Councils, Norfolk County Council and the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, identifies and secures funding for a range of projects to benefit those living and working in the Greater Norwich area.

It is currently working on a strategy, match funded by Sport England, that aims to help transform the health, wellbeing and quality of life for people in the area by creating opportunities for people to become more active.

Everyone living in the Greater Norwich area, whether they play sports, cycle, walk or aren’t physically active at all, is invited to take part in an online survey about exercise, active commuting and how their routines might have changed during the pandemic. This information is key to developing the strategy, by helping to identify what is needed to promote and encourage more active lifestyles.

Councillor Alan Waters, Leader of Norwich City Council and chair of the Greater Norwich Growth Board, said: “The GNGB delivers a diverse range of projects to help local people – supporting growth, a high quality of life and an enhanced natural environment.

“Pooled funding from the partner councils has already delivered sports facilities such as 3G football pitches, swimming pools and cycle paths, but this time we are taking a much broader look at how we can help people in Greater Norwich enjoy more active lifestyles.”

There are two surveys available. One for those aged over 16 and one for under 16. To take part in either, visit the Greater Norwich Growth Board website or contact FMG Consulting who are working with the GNGB on the strategy - 0330 4000 481 to request a paper copy of the survey.

Everyone over the age of 16 who takes part will be put in a draw to win one of three Amazon vouchers worth £100, £75 and £50. The survey will run until 5pm on 10 December.