Devon County Show gets under way

Bridgwater Mercury: Devon County Show gets under way Devon County Show gets under way

STRONG, healthy, resilient communities are the theme for Devon County Council’s county show marquee this year with a host of activities and information for all ages.

At this year’s Devon County Show, which started yesterday (Thursday) and ends tomorrow (Saturday), the council’s marquee is next to the Devon Travel Academy (formerly the Devon Drivers’ Centre).

All the activities hosted under the marquee this year will be focusing on the five ways to wellbeing, a concept initiated by Devon Partnership Trust.

To see our photo gallery of pictures from the show, click here.

Trained staff from the Health Promotion Devon team - part of the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust - will be on hand to give people a mini health MOT, complete with a body analysis machine.

There will also be information and advice covering a wide range of topics, including mental health, stopping smoking, healthy eating and dental hygiene.

Members of the Active Devon team will be available to offer advice and information about the range of physical activity and sport available across the County, and will be giving visitors to the marquee the chance to try out their ping pong skills with the launch of an exciting new programme being rolled out across Exeter throughout the summer.

Devon County Council Leader John Hart said: “This year’s stand will be a mixture of activities that include something for everyone, and I’d encourage anyone visiting the county show to pop in and see us.

“There is a strong emphasis on building strong, resilient and healthy communities this year, and our staff will be on hand to help people with information, advice and support.

“The five ways to wellbeing - Connect, Learn, be Active, take Notice and Get involved – are fundamental to our physical and mental health and are also important factors in healthy communities, and there will plenty of ideas and opportunities for people to get more engaged in their local community, as well as expert advice on staying healthy.”

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