Cock-a-hoop at health fair in Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times: Cock-a-hoop at health fair in Trowbridge Cock-a-hoop at health fair in Trowbridge

A Health and wellbeing fair took place on Wednesday to mark the launch of a new Wiltshire fitness strategy.

The event, at County Hall, in Trowbridge, was used to highlight Wiltshire Health and Wellbeing Board’s aims for 2014/15, which include promoting healthy lifestyles to allow Wiltshire residents to live longer. The strategy has been jointly produced by Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

During the fair, visitors could have a full body MOT, try out hula hoops and make their own smoothie by cycling on a bike powering a blender.

Wiltshire Council leader Coun Jane Scott said: “The strategy is about ensuring that everyone in Wiltshire has equal access the support that they need.”

CCG chairman Dr Stephen Rowlands said: “Now more than ever it is absolutely vital that our groups have a health system that fits around you.”

Visitors to the fair could also learn more about charity Hope for Tomorrow who fund a mobile Chemotherapy Unit which travels to people across the region to provide cancer treatment.

For more information about the new strategy, visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk.

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