Council recognised in county wide awards
Page last updated at 03 April 2017 at 13:00
Eastleigh Borough Council has been recognised in the Energise Me awards with a second place in the ‘Active workplace’ category, for all the work done by EBC staff over many years promoting physical activity to staff.
The work included delivering an active workplaces programme and internal travel plan covering a wide range of measures such as supporting lunchtime and after work sports exercise groups and running office health & wellbeing promotions, through to provision of showers, lockers, changing rooms and a cycle to work scheme.
The Energise Me Awards celebrate everything sport, coaching or volunteering that is happening across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight with a focus on performance, participation and passion. The Active Workplace award looks to recognise a workplace that has developed an effective workplace health programme, to support and encourage increased physical activity levels among its employees. A workplace should help motivate and allow its staff to improve their health and wellbeing at work in a variety of ways.
A Council spokesperson said, “We are delighted that the Council has been recognised for its efforts in helping to encourage staff to be healthier and more active and to reduce the number of staff using their cars for work.”
Photo caption Left to right – Janine Pickering, Emily Fry, Richard Pemberton and Hayley Trower receive the award.