The latest news from Active Essex including;

  • Essex Activity Awards 2023 Nominations Now Open
    Success as Active Essex get Shortlisted for 3 UK Active Awards
    Active Essex Foundation Conference
    Essex ActivAte Summer Sum-Up
    Two Major Milestones reached for Essex Pedal Power
    Essex Pedal Power: ReCycles

Essex Activity Awards 2023 Nominations Now Open

We are delighted to be back to host our annual Awards ceremony, which recognises and celebrates the extent of achievements that have taken place throughout our county this year.

The county is being encouraged to put forward nominations, whether that be someone who is classed as a Find Your Active champion, a group who has gone above and beyond to support participants health and wellbeing, or elite level athletes who have succeeded in their sport. Nominations are now OPEN and will close midnight Sunday 1st October 2023.

Read more and nominate here :

Success as Active Essex get Shortlisted for 3 UK Active Awards

Active Essex has received national recognition as our Chair, Dr William Bird MBE, Director Jason Fergus and the community cycling initiative, Essex Pedal Power, have been shortlisted for the UKActive 2023 Awards. The UKActive Awards are the largest and most prestigious accolades of their kind and are designed to recognise and celebrate excellence and innovation across health, wellbeing and fitness in the UK.
It’s brilliant that William has been shortlisted for the Jan Spaticchia Special Recognition Award, Essex Pedal Power for the for the Innovation Award and Jason has been announced as one of the Outstanding Leadership Finalists, with this category being up for public vote.

Find out more and vote here :

Active Essex Foundation Conference

We’re excited to announce that the Active Essex Foundation (AEF) is hosting a Sport and Youth Crime Prevention Conference, bringing together partners from across the criminal justice system, our community and locally trusted organisations.

The event will see colleagues from the Criminal Justice Sector, Local authorities and Statutory, Community and Voluntary agencies who have a strategic lead and/or who work across Youth Crime Prevention attend, and lead talks throughout the day. The conference will have a key focus on sharing and learning, increasing partnership working, and push forward the agenda for positive changes.

The conference is free to attend, and will include a free lunch, to provide you time to network

Sign up here :


Essex ActivAte Summer Sum-Up

The Essex ActivAte summer programme has been an incredible success this year, with more than 84,000 bookings across Essex and 12,000 in Thurrock. Over 200 government funded clubs have provided memorable experiences and unique activities, giving children and young people the opportunity to get moving more and be active, learn new skills, socialise with others and enjoy a free, nutritious meal!

Activities have included green and blue space visits, inflatable days, boxing, roller-skating, slime making, arts, crafts and so much more to support young people’s physical and mental wellbeing, as well as giving families respite over the six weeks!

Fidn out more about future programmes here :


Two Major Milestones reached for Essex Pedal Power

An event held in Clacton on Saturday 12th August, saw residents, local organisations and bike recipients come together as part of the Clacton Carnival procession, to celebrate two years since the launch of Essex Pedal Power in Clacton & Jaywick Sands.

Furthermore, now with four programmes running across Essex, the community cycling initiative has recently distributed its 1000th bike, with plenty more still to be given away to eligible residents!

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Essex Pedal Power: ReCycles

Essex Pedal Power (EPP); the successful community cycling initiative that launched in Clacton and Jaywick Sands in June 2021, has added a new string to it’s bow, supporting more residents with access to a free quality bike.

Following funding from the Essex Cycle Grant and Tendring Community Fund, Essex Pedal Power Re:Cycles is a new scheme, where local residents can donate either an old or unwanted bike, and mechanics will upcycle and recondition the second-hand bikes, so that they can be redistributed to the community.

Read more here :