Way to wellbeing mapped out on website

Discovering new activities in north Oxfordshire just got easier, thanks to the council’s new Wellbeing Activity Map.

Published: Tuesday, 11th December 2018

Discovering new activities in north Oxfordshire just got easier, thanks to the council’s new Wellbeing Activity Map.

Gardening, yoga and youth theatre are among the affordable activities featured on the online map, which has been developed by Cherwell District Council’s community services team.

People can search for activities near where they live by entering their postcode on the website. Lots of the activities are free of charge and none cost more than £5 per session. They include opportunities for sports, arts, learning and socialising.

Cllr Andrew McHugh, Cherwell’s lead member for health and wellbeing, said: “There are some fantastic activities running all over the district but until now there’s been no central hub where people could discover them.

“Now, people have information about everything from choirs to martial arts and writing groups at their fingertips.

“Bringing groups of people with interests in common is a great thing for our sense of community and wellbeing, so I urge anyone who’s looking to make new friends, get fit, or have a brush with art to search on this invaluable new website.”

The diverse range of groups on the map includes: Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club, Bicester Green Gym, Cropredy Judo Club, Kidlington Community Singers and Langford Community Orchard.

Tristan, who helps run Cherwell Community Theatre, said: “Cherwell District Council’s wellbeing map is a fantastic resource for families. At Cherwell Theatre Company in Banbury we always accept new members aged 11-plus and no experience is necessary, with no need to audition.

“Our activities encourage creativity and teamwork and are accessible to all. Drama is such a wonderful activity for feeling good and CDC’s wellbeing map helps us highlight this vital service for young people in our locality.”

Those running local activities who would like to be featured on the map are invited to email: wellbeing.map@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk

To search the map, visit: the wellbeing map.