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Love John Ray Park with improved Fitness Trail

Published: Thursday, 6th July 2017

Residents of Braintree will be treated to a new fitness trail, providing opportunities for free, fun, physical activity workouts. The equipment will provide residents with an affordable option to exercise outdoors.

Support Local Primary Schools - Tesco Bags of Help Voting Open

Published: Wednesday, 6th September 2017

Witham and Braintree schools are bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Active Braintree Sports and Physical Activity Awards 2017

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017

Nominate your sporting stars for the fourth Active Braintree Sports and Physical Activity Awards.

Support Braintree Primary Schools - Tesco Bags of Help Voting Open

Published: Monday, 17th July 2017

Three Braintree schools are bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Success for first outdoor challenge for families in Braintree

Published: Monday, 5th June 2017

The Xplorer event, funded by Sport England and British Orienteering, involved a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family could enjoy together.

Co-op Donates Fruit and Veg to Richard De Clare School

Published: Monday, 15th May 2017

Braintree District Council and Essex County Council are leading on an innovative project called Livewell Child with the aim to help children achieve a healthier weight in the Braintree District.

Sainsbury’s supports Lyons Hall children to live well through Livewell Child

Published: Thursday, 27th April 2017

Sainsbury’s in Braintree town centre has joined Braintree District Council’s Livewell Child campaign by donating free fruit and veg and a slow cooker to Lyons Hall School.

Livewell Child Business donates free fruit to John Bunyan School

Published: Monday, 24th April 2017

Livewell Child is an innovative project lead by Braintree District Council and Essex County Council with the aim to halt the rise of childhood obesity.

Live Well Stay Safe event rated informative and enjoyable by residents

Live Well Stay Safe event rated informative and enjoyable by residents

Published: Wednesday, 12th April 2017

An event organised by the Braintree District Community Safety Partnership supporting older residents to stay safe out and about and in their homes in the Braintree District was praised by attendees.

School children go the extra mile to stay healthy

Published: Monday, 20th March 2017

Pupils of Silver End School were treated to a fun and active afternoon at the launch of their new Daily Mile initiative with the help of Essex County Fire and Rescue (ECFRS). 

Save a Baby’s Life

Published: Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Royal Life Saving Society UK course to run at Braintree Swimming and Fitness

Event to support residents live well and stay safe

Event to support residents live well and stay safe

Published: Monday, 27th February 2017

An event which brings valuable services and information all in one place is being organised for residents who find it difficult to access such local services.

Livewell Child Business donates free fruit to John Bunyan School

Livewell Child Business donates free fruit to John Bunyan School

Published: Monday, 13th February 2017

One Stop shop donates free fruit to John Bunyan school as part of Livewell Child project

Andree's relationship with exercise has not always been easy

Andree's relationship with exercise has not always been easy

Published: Monday, 23rd January 2017

"Slowly, by learning self compassion and love, I got to the point of having the confidence to go out and exercise".

Initiative to tackle childhood obesity in the Braintree district

Published: Thursday, 19th January 2017

Livewell Campaign working with Braintree district schools to halt the rise of childhood obesity

Ian's story - from Bypass to Cycle path

Ian's story - from Bypass to Cycle path

Published: Tuesday, 17th January 2017

After a quadruple bypass, Ian decided to take action

Mave's story: Cycling alleviated my stress

Published: Tuesday, 17th January 2017

Mave chose cycling as a way to help her wellbeing

Andreea, 36, from Braintree overcomes her barriers to get fit

Andreea, 36, from Braintree overcomes her barriers to get fit

Published: Tuesday, 17th January 2017

Andreea says 'If I can, you can'.

Free hearing checks at Halstead Library

Published: Monday, 16th January 2017

Residents worried about hearing loss can come along for a free check at Halstead Library.

Braintree District Dementia Action Alliance announce community events to support those with dementia and their carers

Braintree District Dementia Action Alliance announce community events to support those with dementia and their carers

Published: Tuesday, 10th January 2017

The Braintree District Dementia Action Alliance have been busy preparing a variety of public events to mark Essex Dementia Day (20th January 2017).

#IfICanBD competition

#IfICanBD competition

Published: Tuesday, 10th January 2017

Win £25 Fusion Lifestyle vouchers and a fruit hamper

Braintree district residents overcome their barriers to get fit and live well for 2017

Braintree district residents overcome their barriers to get fit and live well for 2017

Published: Thursday, 5th January 2017

Braintree District Council is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of residents by working with Fusion Lifestyle and Active Braintree Network to tackle the district’s high obesity levels.

Kick start your Fusion Lifestyle experience

Published: Thursday, 29th December 2016

Come and try something different. Choose from 80+ classes with Fusion's exclusive ACCESS ALL AREAS one day pass.

Fresh and fun new fitness trend is coming to Braintree

Fresh and fun new fitness trend is coming to Braintree

Published: Thursday, 29th December 2016

Clubbercise, a new dance fitness class which is storming the nation is coming soon to the Braintree District.

Tea Dances at Braintree Town Hall

Published: Thursday, 29th December 2016

From January the Town Hall is starting up monthly Tea Dances

Residents urged to re-think the drink in January after the excess of Christmas   

Published: Wednesday, 21st December 2016

As the festive season comes to a close Braintree District Council and Essex County Council are urging people to get their 2017 off to a positive and healthy start by signing up for Dry January.

Be prepared for Christmas and order your repeat prescription now

Published: Tuesday, 20th December 2016

As Christmas approaches, there are lots of things to think about and medication needs can often get forgotten.

Be alcohol aware this festive season

Published: Friday, 16th December 2016

Now the trees are up, and the Christmas jumpers are making an appearance, festive tipples have started to flow.

‘Pimp My Zimmer’ reduces falls by 60%

Published: Monday, 5th December 2016

Older people have been personalising their walking frames as part of Essex County Council’s unique “Pimp My Zimmer” campaign.

Great Notley Country park survey

Published: Friday, 2nd December 2016

The Great Notley Country Park is a great place to visit, whether it is with your family and the children, to take on the Sky Ropes course, or just to enjoy the outdoor space and wildlife.

Council sweeps the board at Essex Playing Field Awards

Published: Tuesday, 22nd November 2016

The quality and upkeep of playing fields across the Braintree District have been recognised at the Essex Playing Field Awards.

If you are pregnant, have the flu jab

If you are pregnant, have the flu jab

Published: Thursday, 10th November 2016

NHS recommend that pregnant women have the flu jab

Five reasons why to vaccinate your child against flu

Five reasons why to vaccinate your child against flu

Published: Thursday, 10th November 2016

Vaccinate your child against flu

Priority groups urged to book their flu vaccination today

Published: Wednesday, 9th November 2016

Stay Well this winter and book your flu jab

Lung cancer is curable – if you catch it early enough

Published: Monday, 7th November 2016

During Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wants to make everyone aware of the signs and symptoms of lung cancer and help improve the rates of early diagnosis.

20 things to #GetYouOutdoors this Winter

Published: Friday, 4th November 2016

#GetYouOutdoors is back! 

What to do when your child is ill

Published: Thursday, 27th October 2016

Parents, grandparents and carers in mid Essex are invited to free NHS events aimed at providing information and advice about common childhood illnesses.

More than 500,000 children in East of England to be offered vaccination against flu

Published: Friday, 14th October 2016

Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England launch a major campaign to help children and the vulnerable stay well over the winter months

More children to be offered flu vaccination

More children to be offered flu vaccination

Published: Wednesday, 12th October 2016

The biggest ever flu vaccination programme in England has been launched meaning more people in Essex will be protected.

Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward

Published: Friday, 30th September 2016

Volunteer walking group in the Braintree district

Stoptober helps you quit smoking

Stoptober helps you quit smoking

Published: Tuesday, 20th September 2016

Take part in this year’s quit smoking challenge

New project to help pupils with speech and language difficulties in mid Essex

Published: Wednesday, 14th September 2016

Primary school pupils with speech, language and communication needs will benefit from extra support following the launch of a new project.

Council set to make record £85million investment in new special school places

Published: Tuesday, 13th September 2016

Essex County Council is set to spend about £85million creating more than 400 new special school places across Essex.

Nominate your sporting hero

Published: Thursday, 25th August 2016

Nominations have opened for the Active Braintree Sports & Physical Activity Awards 2016, sponsored by Fusion.

Marvels of Mid Awards

Marvels of Mid Awards

Published: Friday, 12th August 2016

Do you know an individual or a group that has gone above and beyond in helping local people Live Well?

More people walking and cycling thanks to rejuvenated paths

Published: Thursday, 28th July 2016

A report which looks at the health benefits of the rejuvenated Bocking Blackwater nature reserve has been published.

Essex County Council welcomes extra money for GP services

Published: Wednesday, 27th July 2016

Essex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Health has welcomed NHS England’s newly announced transformation plan.

Essex residents set to benefit from improved sensory services

Published: Wednesday, 27th July 2016

Six voluntary sector organisations have been awarded grants totalling £165,000 to assist residents with sensory needs across Essex.

Why joining that round could give you a hangover

Published: Wednesday, 27th July 2016

Sometimes it’s difficult to say no to another after-work-drink in the sun, and even easier to lose track of how many you’ve had.

How to cope in hot weather

How to cope in hot weather

Published: Wednesday, 27th July 2016

Although many of us enjoy the sunshine and look forward to a good summer, very high temperatures and humidity can present some people with a greater risk of serious harm to their health.

Sky Ropes celebrates its First Birthday

Sky Ropes celebrates its First Birthday

Published: Friday, 22nd July 2016

Sky Ropes at Great Notley Country Park is celebrating its first birthday by entering anyone who visits Sky Ropes from 27 July to 7 August into a prize draw to win a six month car parking season ticket

Mid Essex Exercise Referral Scheme

Published: Friday, 24th June 2016

The Mid Essex Exercise Referral Scheme is a partnership between Braintree District Council, health professionals,Provide, NHS Health and Fusion Lifestyle.

£250 million investment to tackle inactivity

Published: Friday, 24th June 2016

Active Essex has welcomed plans for a £250 million investment to address inactivity as outlined in Sport England’s Towards an Active Nation strategy.

Community Agents

Published: Friday, 24th June 2016

Community Agents is a countywide network of volunteers that support older people and informal carers to develop independent living solutions within their local communities.