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Ponders End residents flock to Green and Healthy Living Day

Published Friday, 17 September 2010

More than 200 Ponders End residents flocked to Enfield Council and NHS Enfield's free Green and Healthy Living day at the Ponders End Recreation Ground on Sunday 12th September.

Residents got on their bikes to participate in a cycling obstacle course and tried other activities such as zumba dancing and relay races.

Healthy Eating was a major focus of the day with consultation on the Council's Food Strategy, and for those who preferred information to participation; there were fruit and vegetable taster sessions.

Talking about the event, Cllr Del Goddard, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Improving Localities said, "We are delighted that so many local people turned out to engage with the work of the Council and the health services and to find out more about how they could be living a healthier lifestyle.

"Residents have told us that they want to make Ponders End a greener and healthier place, and the Green and Healthy Living Day was an opportunity for us to show that we are serious about listening to our residents and responding to their needs.

"Positive food choices play a key role in looking after our health, so I would urge as many people as possible to comment on the Food Strategy consultation before it closes on 22nd October."

If you'd like to comment on the Council's Food Strategy, log onto www.enfield.gov.uk/foodstrategy

The Council would like to thank Tesco for their donation of £300 of food for fruit, vegetable and herb tasters and Halfords for donating £20 of vouchers.

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