Sport on the up in Wealden

Wealden adults are good sports – it’s official.

Figures produced by Sport England show that nearly 40 per cent of Wealden residents aged 16 or over are actively involved in sport or recreation for at least 30 minutes a week. This makes them among the most sporting in Sussex.

Public health cabinet member Cllr Claire Dowling said: “National figures show Wealden adults are the fourth most active in Sussex when it comes to taking part in active recreation including walking and cycling. These are the highest ever participation figures for Wealden. What’s impressive is the growth in numbers of people taking up sport over the last seven years. Taking part has increased by 5.7 per cent at a time when it has remained relatively unchanged in other districts. Freedom Leisure has done a tremendous job encouraging people to take part in sport.”