What is Active Local?
Active Local is our collaborative, place-based initiative to reducing inactivity in Hertfordshire. The initiative will focus on a target area within each of Hertfordshire’s ten local authorities. Working in partnership with the relevant district or borough council, Active Local will involve those living and working in the target areas in responding to local needs and targeting where support, intervention or extra capacity is needed to create a more joined-up approach to tackling inactivity.
The Active Local initiative ensures that the Local Action Plans (LAP) are asset-based and that the identified objectives and outcomes relate specifically to the areas. These objectives and outcomes will be discovered through engagement activities with those living and working in the areas. We hope to create local steering groups that will support us in setting long-term objectives and, crucially, allow us to leave in place a sustainable sport and physical activity offer for the areas, by those in them.