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55up

Many of us are enjoying life in our fifties and above. One of the Town Council’s 5-Year Strategic Objectives is to ‘consider ways to support the increase in leisure opportunities for older people’.

In 2020 the Town Council undertook a survey of over 55-year-olds alongside the scoping for gaps in need through conversations with local groups and organisations.

Issues identified included digital exclusion and the lack of centralised information about activities existing for over 55s in the community. These issues became magnified by Covid-19.

A Sub Committee is now focusing its efforts on creating practical solutions and initiatives which we will be launching through this 55up work.