The Council and its partners want to help make Coventry a more active city by 2024.
Currently only just over half of the city’s adult population undertake regular physical activity, and almost two thirds are classed as obese. The draft Coventry on the Move Framework has been developed by the Council and other stakeholders and is supported by both Coventry City Council and the West Midlands Combined Authority.
This framework aims to involve residents and organisations in a campaign to increase movement and physical activity throughout the city and to make being active inclusive, fun and part of everyone’s daily life in Coventry.
Cllr Caan said: “It’s really important that we introduce every person in this city to the joys of physical activity for the long term physical and mental health benefits that being active brings.
"We all need to look after our health and maintain a healthier lifestyle. Being more physically active also provides a fantastic opportunity to bring local communities together and that’s what it’s is all about – coming together, getting active and having fun”.
Coventry on the Move has been a successful initiative so far and has helped local people look after their health, be active and maintain a healthier lifestyle, not just in our fantastic sport facilities but also in parks and greenspaces by creating accessible opportunities for physical activity.
With Coventry being European City of Sport for 2019 a great year of celebration is to be had – showcasing the best of what the city already does, whilst also ensuring that everyone in Coventry has access to high quality and affordable facilities
The consultation will be live from Monday 25 February to Sunday 31 March. You can have your say by visiting our consultation page.