Physical Activity Working Group

Benefitting Cornwall's health, wellbeing and economy through physical activity  

Who we are

People working in Cornwall, from a range of different organisations, with an interest in getting the population more physically active. 

What we do

• Work together to achieve a joined up approach
• Raise awareness of the benefits of regular physical activity
• Implement local interventions to reduce barriers
• Communicate opportunities for engagement  

How we do it

• Make best use of resources by working together
• Develop the 'Get Active Cornwall' website as a central point of contact for getting active
• Share good practice  

Group Members

Bruce Lockie              Cornwall Sports Partnership
Mike Thomas             Cornwall Sports Partnership
Kerry Bailey               Cornwall & Isles of Scilly PCT
Rachel Faulkner  / Karen Oldham-Waring   Workplace Health, NHS Health Promotion
Lewis Jones                NHS Health Promotion
Steve Smeeth             Workplace Health and Wellbeing, Cornwall Council
Saffy Setohy               The Works Dance Agency
Rachael Thomas          Cornwall Council - Cycling
Neil Hutchinson           Amateur Swimming Association
Gareth Dix                  Physical Activity Lead, Carrick Leisure
Lesley Pallet               Workforce Health and Well-being Advisor, NHS

Recent work of the physical activity working group members

  • Contribution to the development and profile raising of 'Get Active Cornwall' ,  as the first stop for physical activity website, encouraging people to become more active
  • Initial gap analysis of physical activity services in the county
  • GP referral - development of a countywide consistent offer
  • Cornwall Beach Games
  • Development of physical activity offer in support of Workplace Health Awards
  • Cornwall Council development of workplace health initiative
  • Support Walking for Health and other walking inititives 
  • Increasing low cost and no cost activities including - swimming, cycling, running and walking

Want to know more about how physical activity can help you deliver your aims, or enquire about joining the group?

Contact Bruce Lockie at Cornwall Sports Partnership: 01872 323345 / blockie@cornwall.gov.uk