Mirehouse residents are being invited to share their ideas for getting active.

A public meeting is to be held with Active Cumbria, who are tackling inactivity and targeting those under represented in sport and physical activity.

Whitehaven Parkrun was set up in Mirehouse last year and takes place every Saturday morning.

Active Cumbria is now in a position to deliver Run Leader workshops, as part of the funding awarded for Whitehaven Parkrun. The Run Leader programme has been successful across the county creating a number of beginner running groups.

In addition to the Run Leader training, Mirehouse residents are also invited to become walk leaders.

The aim is to set up a walking for health group, linking in with local services which health professionals can refer people to.

Richard Metcalf, of Active Cumbria, said: “We want to know what people want and how we can help people to be more active, recognising the need for a social element too. We’ve had some real success with the Mirehouse Mams project and want to build on this.

"We don’t want to push these things on people. We genuinely want to know what people want and make sure that we're delivering the right things. At the same time we’ve got these two opportunities for residents in Mirehouse and hope that people will come forward.”

Carl Walmsley, who represents Mirehouse on Whitehaven Town Council, is backing the scheme.

He said: “This is something I would love on the estate. It’d be great to tie it up with the Mirehouse Pond project and have a mile walk around the pond as well as many other possible routes on the estate.”

The meeting will be held at 6.30pm on Monday, January, 21, at Mirehouse Community Centre.