Tameside is estimated to be home to over 226,000.The latest Active Lives results published by Sport England (November 2019-Nov 2020) shows that 69.5% of adults in Tameside are active for at least 30 minutes a week, this equates to 125,600 adults moving. However this is a decrease of 5,200 from 12 months ago and we need to all keep working together to support active lives for all in Tameside.

Learn more about Tameside activity levels related to key demographic data such as gender, age and disability here.

Active Lives data (academic year 2019-20) also shows that *63.4% of children and young people in Greater Manchester are moving, achieving at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day. In Tameside 66.7% children and young people are moving 30 mins + per day (18-19 academic year).

For more information about children and young people’s physical activity levels in Greater Manchester here.

In Tameside a range of partners are working to support people to be more active and to design moving, physical activity and sport back into daily life.

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Partners working together to get Tameside and Glossop moving

Tameside’s Active Alliance

Tameside’s Active Alliance is a partnership that drives forward physical activity with focus on ‘Be Well’ and ‘Live well’ in the borough. The alliance are working on a new strategy.

Active Tameside

Active Tameside is dedicated to providing the local community with outstanding leisure, pastime and holistic wellbeing activities which generate both social and economic benefits for our users. We do this in a sustainable manner which is both inclusive and socially considered.

The organisation’s vision is to inspire the people of Tameside into living healthier, happier and more active lives as part of their local community.

Learn about Active Tameside

Tameside Sport and physical activity network

Tameside’s Sport and physical activity network aims to to engage and support all Tameside sports clubs and physical activity groups to increase participation and develop their workforce, by providing pathways and advice, along with ensuring sustainability for future generations.

Learn about the network

Action Together – For stronger communities in Tameside

Action Together knows that people can make things happen because we see it everyday. Across Tameside, there are thousands of people changing lives, improving neighbourhoods and contributing positively to our local area. 

Action Together offers a range of support to strengthen communities. We believe that by learning together, sharing skills and pooling resources we can get more done.

Learn about Action Together Tameside

Tameside's School Games Organisers

School Games Organisers (SGOs) have several key roles: to coordinate appropriate competitive opportunities for all young people from Key Stage 2-4, to recruit, train and deploy a suitable workforce, and to support the development of club opportunities for all young people. In Tameside, the SGOs are;

Visit their website here

Transport for Greater Manchester

TfGM have a number of schemes aimed at making active travel the number one choice for travelling to work, to school and to the shops. This includes ‘The Bee Network’ connecting up areas and communities in Greater Manchester, making it easy, safe and attractive for people to travel on foot or by bike for everyday trips.

Learn about the Bee Network in Tameside

Tameside’s Local Pilot

The Local Pilot is a Sport England funded programme that invests in a behaviour change approach in a place to enable sustainable change and gain valuable learnings that can be shared across the country. From July 2018, Tameside utilised research and insight to create their initial 12-month plan, starting from April 2019; this can be viewed here.

Tameside’s local pilot is taking a borough wide approach and aims to work with the following audiences; Young people and families; People out of work, and people in work but at risk of becoming workless; People aged 40-60 with, or at risk of, long term conditions.

The pilot work in Tameside is supported by borough wide partners who sit on the steering group, this is made up of; Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (Public Health, Employment and Skills, Parks and Greenspace and Community Safety), Active Tameside, Action Together and the Active Alliance. 

An example of the pilots impact in Tameside Council have worked closely with Action Together to launch the 'Use Your Energy'  grant which works with Tameside groups to engage and enable children and young people aged 5-18 years to become more active, more often. The fund has worked with young people's network to provide feedback on the grant applications and help with the decision making process.

Through the pilot Tameside are also working with Active Tameside, Greenspace and Action Together on the development of Active Parks, and is working with local businesses and the Growth Directorate on Active Workplaces. 

To add yourself as a Tameside Moving partner or find more information about the local pilot in Tameside contact: [email protected]  

Glossop’s Local Pilot

Glossop’s local pilot is working with the community in of Whitfield and aims to work with the following audiences; Young people and families; People out of work, and people in work but at risk of becoming workless; People aged 40-60 with, or at risk of, long term conditions.

The pilot work in Glossop is supported by borough wide partners who sit on the steering group, this is made up of; High Peak Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council, The Bureau, Active Derbyshire and High Peak Schools sporting Partnership.

The pilot team in Glossop created 'Glossop Milestones', a series of family friendly walking routes around the area of Glossopdale. The routes were varying in ability from completely accessible short park loops to more strenuous routes up into the Peak National Park.

The routes were all self-lead, by use of an O.S map app link and a downloadable map and description, maps were also available as a booklet for people to use. All of the routes have been signposted using rocks that have been decorated by children and the shorter walks are also accompanied by a story, which leads you around the route.

To add yourself as a Tameside Moving partner or find more information about the local pilot in Tameside contact: [email protected]   

 

Walking in Tameside

Across Greater Manchester, there is a clear recognition of the importance of walking to population scale change in physical activity and there is widespread understanding of the critical role of walking - for leisure, for travel and for everyday activity.

Tameside is developing a three pronged approach to grow walking in the borough; walking for utility, for health and for leisure.  They aim to connect passionate individuals, communities and public and private sector organisations to explore green and urban walking spaces.  Their ambition is to encourage self-led activities within families, communities and local organisations, and to support the development of formal walking groups by linking experts to the network, and signposting groups to opportunities.

Find out more about Tameside's focus on walking and cycling

Further details please contact

Glossop Milestones

Glossop Milestones, is a series of family friendly walking routes around the area of Glossopdale. The routes are varying in ability from completely accessible short park loops to more strenuous routes up into the Peak National Park. The routes are all self-lead, by use of an O.S map app link and a downloadable map and description. The maps will also be available as a booklet for people to use. All the routes have been signposted using rocks that have been decorated by children. The shorter walks are also accompanied by a story, which leads you around the route.

Read more here

Walking routes   Walking groups

*Borough Level Data: Please note that this data should be interpreted with caution, Covid-19 had a significant impact on data collection and the caveats for the data can be found here.

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