Walks are recognised

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ORGANISERS behind a healthy walking scheme are celebrating after picking up an important award.

Braintree District Council’s Heart and Sole scheme has been awarded national accreditation.

The accreditation means the initiative, which has grown to include 10 different walks every week from a variety of locations around north Essex, will benefit from being formally recognised by health professionals and funders.

“It is very important to see this scheme being recognised,” said councillor Joanne Beavis, cabinet member for communities.

“Our volunteers work extremely hard to deliver an excellent programme of walks for the benefit of others in their communities.”

For further information, contact Kryshia Fuller on 01376 552525 or email walking@braintree.gov.uk.