Brent residents can claim a free pedometer in quest to get the borough fitter

Cllr Roxanne Mashari

Cllr Roxanne Mashari - Credit: Archant

Brent Council are giving away free pedometers and encouraging residents to walk around their neighbourhood in its quest to get the borough fitter.

The town hall has launched nine free downloadable maps to help people take part in walks across the borough including Willesden Green, Gladstone Park and Harlesden and they have 50 pedometers to help people track their progress up for grabs.

Residents can also take part in free guided weekly walks across eight local parks and the borough is home to six outdoor gyms which offer a free training sessions led by qualified instructors on a weekly basis.

Cllr Roxanne Mashari, the council’s lead member for environment and neighbourhood, said: “With physical activity in Brent and across the UK at an all time low, we want to make it easier for people to keep active without having to sign up for the gym. Even a stroll through a park gets the heart beating faster and helps stave off ill health further down the line.”

For more information and to download the new maps visit www.brent.gov.uk/healthyliving to claim one of pedometers email healthyliving@brent.gov.uk (first come, first serve).


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