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My journey and return to good health

August 2, 2019
My journey and return to good health By Deena Mary Jones “In 2003, I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and osteoporosis of the lower spine. “Fast forward to 2017, I’d had three falls on my knee, due to the osteoarthritis. Even walking with crutches the pain was excruciating as it was bone to bone. “I had [...]

National Lottery funding gets city on its feet

July 24, 2019

BH Live, in partnership with Nordic Walking UK and Portsmouth City Council, is celebrating after being awarded £4,200 of National Lottery funding to run a series of low cost Pole Walking sessions across the city. The weekly walking sessions, which begin next week, are open to all from absolute beginners to experienced walkers. A Pole Walking Rehabilitation session will also run, aimed at people with […]

Celebrating Littledown’s first Green Flag Award

July 16, 2019

Littledown Park in Bournemouth is the first green space, operated by BH Live in partnership with BCP Council, to have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world. Littledown joins 23 other green spaces across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole that have been awarded recognition, highlighting the quality of the parks and open […]

Popular family fun day returns for fifth year

July 16, 2019

BH Live’s annual Family Fun Day at Littledown Park returns later this month for its fifth consecutive year. Having welcomed an estimated 30,000 people to date, the community inspired fun day with free admission, has grown from strength to strength. And this year’s event, taking place on Sunday 28 July between 11am and 4pm, promises to be packed full of new […]

BBC Children in Need supports new holiday activity scheme

June 25, 2019
BBC Children in Need supports new holiday activity scheme Social enterprise BH Live has been awarded a grant of £20,400 by BBC Children in Need to run a series of low cost school holiday activities in Dorset for children with Autism. Starting in the school summer holidays, trampolining, racquet sports, gym, structured play, relaxation sessions, arts and [...]

Food and music festival returns for third year

June 12, 2019
Food and music festival returns for third year Littledown’s popular food and music festival returns later this month and the lineup promises to be tastier than ever. The event, sponsored by Volvo Cars Poole and Wave 105.2FM, is set to take place in Littledown Park on Sunday 23 June 2019 between 11am-5pm. Back for its third year the programme is [...]

Littledown gym improvements

May 23, 2019
Littledown gym improvements As part of our continued investment at Littledown we will be carrying out a series of gym improvements over the coming weeks.   What’s coming? A Life Fitness Hammer Strength HD Athletic Bridge with Two new lifting platforms Monkey bars Pivot points Dip bar handles for group suspension and body weight training. [...]

LTA Tennis Awards applauds south’s disability programme

May 13, 2019
LTA Tennis Awards applauds south’s disability programme Disability tennis in Great Britain is currently thriving, with more people taking part across venues supported by the LTA than ever before. Last year the LTA’s programme for disability tennis achieved record participation figures, making it one of the largest disability-specific sports programmes in the country. BH Live’s disability tennis programme at Portsmouth Tennis [...]

Helping city residents improve mental wellbeing

May 10, 2019
Helping city residents improve mental wellbeing In the run up to Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May 2019), BH Live is putting Portsmouth’s health and wellbeing high on its agenda. Over the past 12 months more than 100 Portsmouth residents have taken part in close to 4,000 hours of health and wellbeing activities through Portsmouth Interaction; provider of [...]

Stokewood gets flying colours

May 8, 2019

Local residents and visitors to Stokewood Leisure Centre in Bournemouth are getting some of the best facilities and services in the region according to a recent assessment by industry experts. Sport England’s leading national quality scheme, Quest, is the best-known improvement programme within the leisure industry. Its rigorous assessments challenge even the very best leisure centres in the UK. […]

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