Borough Insight

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Do you remember that overstuffed feeling after Christmas, when you decided that your New Year’s resolution was to get a little bit fitter?  Well, don’t give up hope just yet; there are a couple of events coming up that might just help! Registration is now open for the Sport’s Relief Nonsuch Park mile where you can walk or run (or trot, or skip, or even tango) all for a good cause. Our friends at the Rainbow Leisure Centre are hosting a sister swimathon – sign up now!

And while we are on the subject of fitness, registration is now also open for the P&G Surrey Youth Games. The core aim of this annual event is to raise and sustain young people’s participation in sport and, to achieve this, develop clubs, coaches and officials. With childhood obesity now regarded  as one of the most serious public health challenges for the 21st century (obese children are at an increased risk of developing various health problem and are also more likely to become obese adults), creating an interest in fitness at an early age, through sport, may be one answer.

The lighter mornings and slight warming may help more of us get out more. It’s an indication that the season is changing, which can only mean one thing – it’s time for the annual Herald of Spring event at Bourne Hall!

On a more subdued subject, in the last few weeks, the Council has agreed its budget for 2016/17. Within an unprecedented context of severe cuts to funding from central Government, the Council has agreed a budget that will demand significant cost savings from within the Council and an annual increase of Council tax of £5 - details in this issue.


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