11:05AM, Sunday 11 January 2015
The aim is to promote activities including running, swimming, cycling and walking and highlight the benefits of exercising on a regular basis.
There are more than 100 sporting sessions on offer and free NHS health checks will be available for people aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition as part of the initiative.
Cllr Eileen Quick, cabinet member for leisure and libraries, said: "This is an excellent chance for our residents to try some new sports for free and maybe find a new hobby to take up.
"There are a wide range of sports on offer thanks to sports clubs and leisure centres throughout the borough, so this is a great opportunity for residents to take up a new activity and start to get fitter and healthier."
The borough was one of 36 local authorities, charities and other organisations to receive a share of £5.9m from Sport England’s Community Sport Activation Fund to support grassroots sports activity across England.
The total cost of the project in the borough is £233,000, including £146,888 from Sport England, to encourage more physical activity over a three-year period.
Visit getactiverbwm.org for details.
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