Up & Active launches in Burnley

30 August 2016

Burnley residents and visitors were invited to come along and enjoy a special event celebrating the official launch of Up and Active project.

Taking place on Friday, 19th August, between 11am and 3pm in Charter Walk Shopping Centre, the free event was a a fun-filled experience for all who visited.

There was something on for all the ages including face painting, healthy eating and exercise advice as well as MOT health checks. 

People also had the opportunity to hop on a smoothie bike and whizz up healthy drinks whilst burning calories at the same time.

The Up and Active team was on hand to offer support registering to their website and exploring the host of activities available.

Linda Searle, head of health and wellbeing, said: “Our event was not only a great celebration of what our service has to offer but residents and visitors had a fun-filled day with entertainment, face painting, smoothie bike and freebies to name just a few."

"We gave lifestyle advice to almost 250 people, including carrying out 42 health MOTs.  60 people also enjoyed making their own fruit smoothie on our smoothie bike."

Commissioned by Lancashire County Council, Up and Active is a new service encouraging people to lose weight and live a more active and healthy lifestyle.

It will focus on tackling obesity and encouraging people to manage their weight. It will also help them become more physically active.

Delivered in partnership with leisure trusts, district councils and other groups, Up & Active will target people in most need of support, who meet the criteria for the service.

Linda added: “Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of many chronic conditions including coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, obesity, mental health problems and musculoskeletal conditions. 

“The Up & Active team will support you to achieve the recommended activity levels of 30 minutes on at least five days a week.”

For more information about Up and Active and its programme of activities, please contact the team on 01282 477134 or visit