On Thursday 18 October a new Taskforce was launched to look at new ways of getting people more active.
The Lincolnshire Physical Activity Taskforce (L-PAT) will be overseen by Active Lincolnshire and will be made up of organisations from education, business, leisure, health, local government and the voluntary sector.
The L-PAT has been created to deliver the Physical Activity theme of the new Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Lincolnshire.
Councillor Sue Woolley, Chair of Lincolnshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board, the organisation that produces the Health and Wellbeing Strategy, is a member of the Taskforce’s Executive Group. Cllr Woolley said: “The Taskforce marks the start of a different way of working in Lincolnshire, recognising that being physically active is a vital part of life and is everyone’s business, from school, to work through to retirement age.”
Nigel Harrison CEO from Yorkshire Sport Foundation and Dr William Bird, physical activity expert, were special guests at the event. Nigel was able to bring to life how a Taskforce approach has transformed the way Yorkshire has started to make an impact at the local community level.