Blackbird Leys Health RoutePublished by Makena Lohr on Tue, 2018-07-17 12:10
In 2017, The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare received funding from the Big Lottery Fund and Tesco's Bags of Help to set up and run a green health route in Blackbird Leys. We have designed four walking routes in the area that start from the local healthcare centre, or community centre in the Blackbird Leys estate and continue into one of the three lovely green parks the area has to offer.
Working with local primary schools, we have taken school children out on walks to their local area. The GP practice has also received maps to support active travel and the Blackbird Leys summer fair featured the project as well.
We are lucky that the Go Active team are leading regular volunteer led walks so if residents would like to take part in a group walk, go along! The group meets every Monday from 11am-12pm at the Clockhouse.
We would like to thank the residents of Blackbird Leys who have taken part in the project, Oxford United in the Community, the Blackbird Leys Health centre, the community centre, local primary schools and the Oxford City Council localities and greenspace teams.
We would also like to thank the Big Lottery Fund for their valued support, without which this project would not have been possible. Equally, we are very grateful to the Tesco's Bags of Help scheme which has accelerated this project even further.