Decision details

Presentation Regarding Public Health/Active Notts Physical Insight Project

Decision Maker: Leisure & Environment Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


A presentation was provided by Helen Ellison – Health Improvement Officer, Newark and Sherwood District Council and Helen Davis – Strategic Lead, Active Nottinghamshire.  The presentation informed the Committee of a project which had developed an insight led, asset based approach to changing physical activity behaviour in Ollerton.  The aim of the project was to help the community to become physically active and was person led rather than service led.  The team worked with the community and learned what the individual requirements were and then developed a fitness regime tailor made around the individual rather than providing a service which did not meet community need.


A Member commented that the project did not include weight management, a problem which had increased during the pandemic.  It was confirmed that this was a countrywide problem which would need to be addressed.  The Council was working closely with the Integrated Weight Management Service – Your Health, Your Way, to address this problem. 


The Chairman thanked them both for presenting the informative presentation and invited them back to a future meeting of the Leisure & Environment Committee.


AGREED           (unanimously) that the presentation be noted.


Publication date: 06/09/2021

Date of decision: 19/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 19/01/2021 - Leisure & Environment Committee