Five officers from Medway Council’s Community Safety Team have trained to become walk leaders as part of Medway Health Walks. The five walk leaders now guide weekly health walks from the libraries in Strood, Cuxton, Lordswood, Luton and Hook Meadow, Walderslade.

Medway Health Walks is an NHS funded programme, aimed at getting more people out walking in their local community and utilising Medway’s excellent green and urban walking routes. The community walks are held every week and take approximately one hour. During the walks the community officers can identify any issues such as rubbish, fly-tipping and stray dogs.

After the walks the community officers join the walkers for refreshments, which also gives them a chance to discuss any local concerns with residents. The walks have proven to be very popular. Strood now has more than 40 registered walkers, with a regular turnout of 15-20 people each week.

To find your nearest Medway Health Walk, please visit www.abettermedway.co.uk/getting-active/findasession or phone 01634 333720.

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