Residents of the Hallfield estate in Bayswater came together for an afternoon of free sport and physical activity at the Active Hallfield day on Wednesday 20 September. The green spaces on the estate proved the perfect setting to bring the community together and get active.
Children, families and older people tried out an array of sport and physical activity including lawn games such as bowls, soft tennis and street golf. Organised by Westminster City Council in partnership with CityWest Homes, London Sports Trust and Open Age,Tte event aimed to bring together the local community, help people to try new sports and make the most of local open spaces.
The event took place ahead of National Fitness Day on Wednesday 27 September.
Local resident Caroline Caldas, said: “This is great use of green spaces to bring the community together. Instead of going straight home after school, I brought my son along. All the children have had a wonderful time playing together. My son really enjoyed rolling the bowls down the hill.”
Marie Gillies, head of operations, CityWest Homes, said: “The health and wellbeing of our residents is important to us and that’s why we’re excited to be working with Active Westminster to bring these activities to their door steps. We’ve received fantastic feedback today with residents looking forward to the next one.”
Councillor Andrew Smith, deputy cabinet member of housing, said: “It has been really encouraging to see so many people here today, demonstrating how bringing sport into local spaces can encourage a more active community. I hope to see similar activities in other areas.
CityWest Homes have some fantastic green spaces across our estates and I look forward to working with our partners to bring more active events to local residents, families, older people and the wider community.”
Pictured R-L: Ryan (coach) with Loridia, Rawane and Kaylen.