Mayor congratulates health walk organisers on an excellent year

Basingstoke Gazette: The Mayor with health walk leaders from across the borough. The Mayor with health walk leaders from across the borough.

HEALTH walk leaders from Basingstoke and Deane had the chance to rest their feet as they celebrated a successful year with the Mayor.

A total of 4,829 residents attended local walks in 2013 – an increase of three per cent, with 94 new walkers attending regularly. This month, a new walk is due to begin in Woolton Hill.

Borough Mayor Councillor Dan Putty congratulated volunteers on a great year, at a reception at the Civic Offices.

He said: “With both national and local agendas now recognising the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle, there is a great need to provide activities in the borough.

"With so many people volunteering, we are able to provide opportunities for residents to be active and enjoy the companionship of others.”

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