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Published on Thursday, 22nd December 2016

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Forty three participants took part last month in a special event to celebrate an initiative that helps to tackle the problem of isolation across rural areas where populations are sparse and people ca

‘Primetime’ uses low intensity sport such as Boccia and New Age Curling as a way of encouraging people to come together within local communities.

Since the launch two years ago five communities across Hambleton now run their own sessions supported by Hambleton District Council and North Yorkshire Sport.

“The event took place at Hambleton Leisure Centre and gave the participants the chance to meet up with old and new acquaintances and enjoy some friendly competition during the games,” said Councillor Mrs Bridget Fortune, Portfolio Holder for Leisure.

“It is an absolute privilege to be able to provide these activities to all of the prime time groups  and it is extremely pleasing to know that the participants are benefiting from the activities provided, both physically and socially.”

Primetime was initially funded through North Yorkshire County Council’s ‘Innovation Fund’ and is operated by Hambleton District Council and North Yorkshire Sport. 

For further information contact Joe Mckechnie, Hambleton District Council Inclusive Sport Officer on 01609 767261 or joe.mckechnie@hambleton.gov.uk