Harlow Council would like to invite you to take part in the following survey. You are not obliged to complete the survey.

This an exercise to assist Harlow Council to gather data that will inform the work of the Harlow Health and Wellbeing Partnership Board and its subgroups along with Active Harlow who are the Community Sport and Physical Activity Network. This will help us in our joint commitment towards addressing health and wellbeing inequalities and increasing the number of residents who participate in sport or physical activity.

For the purpose of this survey and the Council’s approach to sport and physical activity the definitions provided by the European Sports Charter and World Health Organisation will be used to give context.

The European Sports Charter defines ‘Sport’ as being all forms of physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim at expressing or improving physical fitness and mental well-being, forming social relationships or obtaining results in competition at all levels.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines physical activity as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure – including activities undertaken while working, playing, carrying out household chores, travelling, and engaging in recreational pursuits.

This survey is completed anonymously and at the end of the survey there is the opportunity for you to be entered into a prize draw to win Decathlon gift cards. There are 1 x £50 and 2 x £25 gift cards courtesy of Decathlon and Harlow Council.

The deadline to complete surveys is 23.59 on 19 February 2018. Winners of the vouchers will be notified before 30 March 2018.
The information provided by you is to enable the administration of the prize draw only and will not be used for any other purpose.  All contact details will be deleted not later than 13 April 2018.

* 1. How important is physical and mental wellbeing to you?

* 2. How important is sport and physical activity to you?

* 3. What are the top 3 reasons why you participate in sport or
physical activity?

* 4. What are the barriers preventing you from exercising or being more active than you currently are? Please select your top 3

* 5. In a typical week, how many minutes of physical activity (e.g. walking, team sports, swimming, dancing, gym, fitness classes, yoga, cycling) or sport do you do?

* 6. Please list (if any) what activity you currently participate in regularly? Please select your top 3.

* 7. Where do you go to find information about what opportunities
there are to be physically active in Harlow? Please select your top 3.

* 8. Would you like to exercise more often?

* 9. What would encourage you to do more sport or physical activity/activities? Please select your top 3.

* 10. How often would you like to exercise per week?

* 11. How many minutes would you like to be physically active for per week?

* 12. What are your top 3 location for you to exercise?

* 13. What would be the best time of day for you to take part in exercise sessions?

* 14. Are there preferable days of the week for you to exercise? Please select your top 3.

* 15. What is the optimum length of time you would like to be active for per session?

* 16. Is there a sport or physical activity you would like to participate in, that is not currently available in Harlow?

* 17. What is the maximum you are willing to pay per physical activity or sports session?

* 18. If you have any other comments relating to sport and physical activity that you have not had the opportunity to make clear in this survey then please state them here

* 19. Please provide an email address to be eligible to win one of the Decathlon gift cards.   Winners will be notified by 30 March 2018.  The purpose of collecting your information is to administer the prize draw only and for no other purpose.  All contact details provided by you will be deleted by 13 April 2018. 

You are not obliged to complete this question and can submit your responses without completing this question.