Putting Glossop on the health map
Friday 14th March 2014 @ 10:44 by Lisa B
Glossop Chronicle

A presentation from Glossop has been honoured by organisers of the 11th International Conference on Urban Health, held last week in Manchester.

Medicaldelegates1A team led by Dr Richard Fitton held a workshop demonstrating how a general feeling of well-being, social activity and fitness,  can improve health.

Friends of Glossop Station chairman Neil Williams spoke of how his members felt fitter and better for improving the Norfolk Street ‘halt.’

And how a programme of events, including a teddy bears’ picnic and a Santa train ride, boosted the community.

Dr Fitton, who spoke generally on improving health and giving patients access to their medical records, also talked about the part Glossop Rugby Club played on the physical and social health of the town.

A GOOD READ: Delegates from across the country check up on the latest news by reading the Chronicle, along with David Jones of the Chronicle (right).

A GOOD READ: Delegates from across the country check up on the latest news by reading the Chronicle, along with David Jones of the Chronicle (right).

The Glossop Chronicle also showed how as part of the community for 150 years, we involve local people by featuring stories encouraging them to get out and about, and to support various appeals and good causes.

The workshop also included a community sport team from Sunderland Football Club who ran sports programmes.

On Monday, Dr. Fitton said: “I have just heard we received an award for the public engagement work stream. And according to the organisers we have been inspirational.

“Thanks to you all for taking part.”

by David Jones