Playtime at your local childrens centre
Families with new babies can get health advice and support, as well as try a range of classes at their local childrens centre.
18 venues across the city offering free and
low-cost services and activities for little ones.
These include child health clinics, baby groups, breastfeeding groups,
antenatal and postnatal groups.
the centres also have family support teams who work with children and young
people from birth to the age of 19.
They also provide activities and support in areas including
disability, mental health, emotional wellbeing and school attendance.
Find your nearest childrens
centres here: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/childrenscentres
Are you ready to Beat the Street?
A six-week interactive game aimed at encouraging children and their families to be more active has been launched.
The Beat the Street
challenge will run for six weeks to encourage people to walk, cycle or jog as far as possible.
Participants need to pick up a special card from GP practices, libraries and leisure
centres and can use it on more than 200 interactive 'Beat Boxes' placed on lampposts throughout
the city centre. The more boxes tapped, the further you have
travelled and the greater the chance of winning a prize.
More information is available at www.beatthestreet.me
awareness about bowel cancer
marked Bowel Cancer Awareness Month with a focus on the importance of
screening. Screening can save lives but at the moment in some areas of the UK
only a third of those who receive a test complete it.
can detect bowel cancer at an early stage in people with no symptoms, when it
is easier to treat. Sometimes it can prevent bowel cancer from developing in
the first place by picking up non-cancerous growths (polyps) which could become
cancerous in the future.
out more at www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk
safe on our roads
More than 12,000
primary school children across the city have taken part in Nottinghams
Road Safety Quiz, to introduce children to road
safety issues in a fun and interactive way and help them cope with a variety of
traffic situations when out and about.
quiz also provides the City Council with an opportunity to monitor the
knowledge levels of children and to offer appropriate interventions to address
any shortcomings to help to reduce risks. This quiz helps drive down casualty
rates and reduces avoidable injuries on Nottingham roads which contribute to
the national casualty reduction statistics.
chance to try a new sport!
Nottingham Forest and England footballer Viv Anderson has helped to launch
FREEsport, a free project to give Nottingham adults the chance to try a new
sport or improve their existing skills.
sessions include archery, badminton, tennis and netball and will be on offer at
city leisure centres and parks until March 2017, with extra sports
such as Rusty Returners football, VX (a cross between dodgeball and lacrosse)
and ptanque available until Sunday 19 June.
sessions are for Nottingham residents aged 16 or over and will take place at various
times, including evenings, on different days of the week to give as many people
as possible chance to join in. Learn or Return events have been designed for
beginners and people who havent played for some time, while Sport Club Led
sessions will encourage people to get regularly involved through a sports club.
And prizes will be on offer for completing eight, 15 and 25 sessions.
Register on 0115 876 1600 or at www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/freesport.
help for people with autism
Local autistic people
and their families have launched the volunteer-run Nottinghamshire branch of
the National Autistic Society.
branch started out as Autistic Nottingham and East Midlands, a small self-help
and campaigning group. Theyve been working with the National Autistic Society
to expand and are now becoming a branch of the charity so they can support more
autistic people and their families.
The branch will continue to run an adult social
group and are creating a second group for parents which they hope to launch in