Let's Make Falkirk More Active

What is the 'Let's Make Falkirk More Active' campaign?

'Let's Make Falkirk More Active' is a campaign to develop healthy, physically active and vibrant communities across the Falkirk Council area.

The national long-term vision is to significantly increase levels of physical activity, particularly among disadvantaged groups, through encouraging a mass participation culture, with as much emphasis on physical activity as competitive sport.

What we hope to achieve

In Falkirk our aim is to have more people, more active, more often. This will help to improve health, educational attainment and social inclusion in the area.

The national target, which Falkirk has adopted, is for 50% of the adult population and for 80% of children to be reasonably active by 2022.

This means that everyone should try to do at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five times a week. At present, only around 30% of the population is reasonably active, so we have a challenge on our hands!

What does the campaign involve?

The campaign comprises:

  • the Physical Activity Strategy
  • the promotion of physical activity as a regular part of our lives
  • the promotion of physical activities in the community

Who's involved in the 'Let's Make Falkirk More Active' campaign?

  • Falkirk Council
  • NHS Forth Valley
  • Active Schools
  • Our gyms
  • CVS Falkirk
  • Active Forth
  • Step Forth
  • Paths for All
  • Braveheart Walking Groups
  • Falkirk Community Planning Partnership

Contact us

Lee Kelso
Health & Fitness Officer
Grangemouth Stadium
Kersiebank Avenue
Grangemouth
FK3 0EE

01324 504556
Last updated: 02 December 2014 at 10:55