GM Moving Update August 2019

By GreaterSport | 14 August 2019 | TAGS: GM Moving, GM Walking


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GM Walking Updates

GM Walking Voice Event: Bee Network Engagement

Wednesday 11th September 2019, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Infrastructure plans for connecting local communities have been developed and are now out for comment. Find out why, how and have your say.

  • What makes places good for walking and for living in? Come and find out!
  • Contribute to the discussion and create a louder Walking Voice for Greater Manchester
  • You’ll be joining walkers, walking agencies, community organisations, population health and primary care specialists, local authority activity specialists, active transport policy and planners, and environmentalists.

The GM Walking Voice are hosting this event to provide an opportunity for meaningful input to the GM Bee Network for a range of stakeholders. This will be an opportunity for people with an interest in increasing levels of walking to hear about the plans and provide some feedback from a walking perspective.

Those attending will hear about the latest version of the Bee Network map and the principles behind the network across Greater Manchester. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in workshops exploring different aspects of the plans.

This event will allow GM Walking Voice to gather feedback on the plans and to encourage and enable those attending to spread the word on the considerations required for quality connecting routes and public realm that will encourage widespread use by local communities.

This event is open for anyone with an interest in enabling people to walk more in their local community, whether that be to the park, to work, to school or for the simple enjoyment of walking.

Join us at Friends’ Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS

Book on here.

Greater Manchester Walking Voice

Greater Manchester (GM) Walking Voice wants to support more walking across Greater Manchester by creating a web of individuals and organisations that are sharing stories and evidence of what is working, talking about the benefits and opportunities, and therefore influencing decisions that empower more walking!

Join the GM Walking Voice and...

  • Gain insight and learning from other individuals and organisations supporting walking across GM
  • Keep informed about training, workshops and seminars on subjects such as walking infrastructure, Active travel, health and greenspace
  • Contribute to a strong collective to influence policy to promote walking in GM

By joining the GM Walking Voice you agree to be added to our mailing list and will receive updates and information via email.

Sign up hereFind out more about GM Walking Voice here.

Local Pilot Update

On 1st August 2019, we hosted a Local Pilot partner engagement event in Manchester. The aim of the event was to share the progress of the pilot over the last 12 months, and to start to facilitate conversations around how partners could start to get involved. Presentations were delivered by Kate Ahmadi-Khattir who outlined the progress from a national perspective, Richard Davis-Boreham who updated the Greater Manchester picture and Tom Haworth who gave an insight into the approach in Trafford. All of these presentations can be found on our YouTube channel here. A wide range of partners attended including; NGB’s, housing providers, VCSE and colleagues from the healthcare sector. A follow up event is scheduled for October.

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