Cirencester Town Council is delighted to announce its Community Health and Wellbeing Week, between the 11th and 19th June 2022. Bringing together local organisations and groups, this free event will take place in the Market Place and Abbey Grounds. It will showcase the array of services and activities available from organisations and groups in and around Cirencester, for all ages and abilities.
The Town Council has been working with a wide range of local organisations and groups to co-ordinate this unique week, including health & support services, charities, local groups, leisure, activity & sports clubs, that are all on our doorstep. The week has also been carefully planned to coincide with a number of important national initiatives such as Diabetes Awareness Week, Healthy Eating Week, Breathe Easy Week, Men’s Health Week, Blood Donor Week, Carers’ Week and Pride month.
Each day will have a different focus with multi-agency participation. There will be opportunities for support, advice, health checks or to just browse what’s locally available. Visitors will also be able to watch or join in with a variety of activities.
- Saturday 11th June – Farmers’ Market with healthy eating awareness
- Sunday 12th June – Vegan Market (Market Place) and Cirencester’s first Pride event (Abbey Grounds)
- Monday 13th June – Charter Market, supporting our local community and traders.
- Tuesday 14th June – ‘The NHS and Beyond, the Power of Self Care’ – The Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) of various GP surgeries in and around Cirencester have co-ordinated the day to help people learn more about the support available through the NHS. Focusing on self-care the day will also feature charities and commercial organisations, helping people to better manage all aspects of their lives. Blood pressure, diabetes and physiotherapy assessments will be available on site. Heartwize will be running interactive defibrillator training sessions and the Rotary Club will be conducting guided walks.
- Wednesday 15th June – Meet volunteers and staff from the Churn Project, along with other organisations and groups to see how they support the community and find out how to get involved. Various fun activities are planned, including arts & crafts, children’s play sessions, singing, baking stalls, nature skills, gardening with the Phoenix Gardeners and the Foodbank Treasure Trail!
Cirencester Athletics Club are also holding their Summer Sizzler 10k run at Cirencester Park from 7:30pm.
- Thursday 16th June – Charities, support groups, volunteering opportunities, community groups, clubs and interest groups will be showcased on the Market Place with the chance to participate in personal trainer taster sessions and activities like Tai Chi, cheerleading, theatre and dance. Ability Net will be offering a free technical support service to people living with a disability or impairment.
- Friday 17th June – Charter Market, supporting our local community and traders.
- Saturday 18th June – Sports & Leisure Groups will feature on the Market Place and Abbey Grounds with sporting, theatre, singing/music, dance and wellbeing activities scheduled throughout the day to both watch and join in with. Bike workshops, maintenance tips and cycle skill activities will take place in and around the Abbey Grounds.
- Sunday 19th June – Our local Armed Forces will focus on healthy eating, support groups, mental health help and active employment opportunities.
Cllr Gary Selwyn, Lead Member for Community Services, Cirencester Town Council said “The impact of the last couple of years has been significant with our health and wellbeing, both individually and as a wider community, brought to the fore. An opportunity to get such a wide range of groups and organisations together to promote the services and activities they offer to our local community is a great idea in itself but particularly now and I’m impressed by the level of engagement we’ve had in co-ordinating this special week long event.”
Further information about the event can be found on the Town Council’s website www.cirencester.gov.uk , social media pages (Facebook @CirencesterTC and Twitter @CirenTC) or by contacting the Town Council’s Community Services Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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