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Free activities for young people this summer

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 1:42 pm.

YOUNG people in Westbury will once again be able to take part in free activities this summer as Wiltshire Council launches its Get Active programme.

Children aged up to 16 can enjoy free swimming during specific public swimming sessions at Westbury Swimming Pool and other local Wiltshire Council and Places for People Leisure-managed leisure centres.

Also, on the 14th August, multi-sport sessions will be held at Dilton Marsh Recreation Field 12.30-2pm and Bratton Village Green 2.30-4pm These sessions are for children aged 5-11.

John Thomson, deputy leader and cabinet member for leisure at Wiltshire Council said, “Sport plays a vital role in the lives of young people in Wiltshire and also the wider community – contributing to health and wellbeing, community cohesion and social interaction.

“In Wiltshire we think it’s vital that everyone has the opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity. As a result, we have been able to develop additional sports programmes to ensure residents can access high quality, local sport across the county.”

You can read the Get Active programme online at wiltshire.gov.uk/leisure- activities-for-young-people.