Creating Active Communities 2017
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Creating Active Communities

08:15-09:10 Registration. Morning Tea, Coffee and Networking
09:10-11:00 Morning Plenary Session 1: A Whole Council Approach to Increasing Activity
Chair`s Opening Address
Yvonne Harrison (confirmed)
Managing Director
Project `92
Main Plenary Address
  • Our Sporting Future
Andrew Honeyman (confirmed)
Head of Sport
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Towards an Active Nation Strategy
  • How the current Sport England strategy is transforming communities
Mike Diaper (confirmed)
Exec Director Children, Young People and Tackling Inactivity
Sport England
How to Plan for Active Travel
  •  The Government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy
  • Opportunities for Central and Local Government to Promote Active Travel
Rupert Furness (confirmed)
Deputy Director Active and Accessible Travel Division
Department for Transport
10:20-10:40 Headline Sponsor Presentation
Activating Places
  • Sustainable Outdoor Solutions
Georgie Delaney (confirmed)
Managing Director
The Great Outdoor Gym Company
Mr Dean Hill (confirmed)
Head of Active Cities
The Great Outdoor Gym Company
10:40-11:00 Questions and Answer Session (An opportunity to address the panel of morning plenary speakers)
11:00-11:30 Tea, Coffee Biscuits and Networking (Served in the Atrium)
11:30-12:25 Morning Plenary Session 2:
Revaluing Parks and Green Spaces
  • Our manifesto for public parks 
Helen Griffiths (confirmed)
Chief Executive
Fields in Trust London office (National Playing Fields Association)
Changing Communities, Changing Lives: Lessons of the Doorstep Sport Club programme
  •  Learning from the largest ever single investment into sport in disadvantaged communities
  • How appropriately delivered sport and physical activity can produce a range of social outcomes
Jane Ashworth (confirmed)
Street Games UK Ltd
Clearing the Hurdles and Perfecting Relay Handovers
  • The challenges and opportunities of cross sector partnerships between healthcare providers and the leisure industry
Andrew Boyd MRCGP (confirmed)
RCGP Clinical Priority Lead, Physical Activity & Lifestyle
Public Health England
12:30-13:15 Workshop Session 1:
Delivering Healthy Landscapes: Amenity or Health Asset? (Max Rayne Auditorium)
  • The Parks for Health Assessment Model: Linking research, policy, planning and design
  • Delivering physical health and mental wellbeing in the urban realm
Tony Leach (confirmed)
Chief Executive
Parks for London
Mr Richard Tisdall (confirmed)
Managing Director
Tisdall Associates Limited
A Sports Community App for the Future (Seminar Suite)
James DeMountfort (confirmed)
Chief Commercial Officer
U Scout For
A New Generation of Sustainable People and Places (Guy Whittle Auditorium)
  • Evidence into practice
  • A socially resilient model
Georgie Delaney (confirmed)
Managing Director
The Great Outdoor Gym Company
Mr Dean Hill (confirmed)
Head of Active Cities
The Great Outdoor Gym Company
13:15-14:15 Lunch and Networking (Served in the Atrium)
14:15-15:00 Workshop Session 2:
Sustainability at Scale: Getting Older Adults More Active in their Communities (Max Rayne Auditorium)
  • What is our model and how will we scale it up?
  • What are we looking to learn during the project?
  • Why we are focussing on changing mindsets and habits?
Ben Wilkins (confirmed)
Head of Community Development
Oomph! Wellness
`Dude, Where`s My Pool?!` Modular Facilities Keeping Communities Active (Guy Whittle Auditorium)
  • 1,400+ pools across the country now over 40yrs old
  • Local authorities in times of austerity struggling financially to keep them open - with shocking consequences
  • Total Swimming's modular pools have proven to be one solution - with brilliant community outcomes
Mr Adrian Turner (confirmed)
Total Swimming
I’m Bored – What’s New - The Changing Face of Public Sector Sports Provision (seminar Suite)
  • Encouraging wider physical activity through redevelopment and new provision
  • Achieving financial sustainability
  • Measuring local outcomes
Mark Steward (confirmed)
Managing Director
Max Associates
15:05-15:50 Afternoon Plenary
Stimulating Behavioural Change Amongst the Hardest to Reach
  • Long term interventions to reach the most inactive in society
  • Enabling a holistic approach to tackling inactivity amongst young people
Adam Whitehead (confirmed)
Senior Team Member
Dame Kelly Holmes Trust
Parks and Open Spaces Contribution to the Health of Local Communities
  • The presentation will consider the role of Parks and Open Spaces in the health of individuals and the local communities; historically, now and in the future
  •   It will provide an overview of the formal and informal ways in which people get involved and benefit from active lifestyles

Colin Buttery (confirmed)
Director of Open Spaces
City of London Corporation
Dementia-Friendly Exercise in the Community
  • Examples of current work
  • Dementia friendly swimming
  • Dementia friendly gyms
Esther Watts (confirmed)
Senior Officer Dementia Friendly Communities - London
Alzheimer’s Society
16:05-16:30 Networking and refreshments
16:30-16:30 Conference Close
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