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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Corinne's Surf Tour

Corrines Surf Tour

Calling all ladies… Embrace the surf lifestyle this summer and join UK professional surfer Corinne Evans on her female only 'Corinne's Surf Tour.' With a fun and relaxed approach to surf coaching, Corinne has developed a series of action packed surf days that will have aspiring surfer girls standing up & riding waves in no time. Taking place at various UK locations throughout June and July, Corinne will start the tour on Saturday 6th June at Rest Bay, Porthcawl.

Check out the #perfectday video http://buff.ly/1Bn942k

Flying the flag for women and girls that want to give surfing a try, Corinne's passion for surfing is truly infectious. Starting back in 2010, Corinne's Surf Tour has grown from strength to strength, earning her the support of UK Action Sports and Lifestyle brand Animal. With a host of additional dates in this year's calendar, Corinne is looking forward to welcoming guests old and new. 

Corinne commented 'Women's surfing is on the up with top female surfers really pushing the boundaries these days. It's so exciting to see and if I can inspire more women to pick up a board and get out on the water then great. The drive to get more women and girls into the sport is what I wake up for. I want to help them feel confident both in and out of the water.'

Corinne's Surf Tour https://youtu.be/AhM5tSZ3MOY

If perfecting the 'pop up' is on the agenda this summer then pack a bikini, leave any worries at home and join Corinne on one of her all girls surf days. Taking place at various locations throughout the UK, ladies can master the art of surfing in a fun, friendly and all female environment. Combining a pre-surf warm up with a 2 ½ hour surf lesson from Corinne & her team, the days are perfectly scheduled with a relaxing post-surf beach yoga session closely followed by a delicious lunch at one of the local beach cafes. With the promise of a surf inspired goodie bag to take home too, there's truly no better way to spend a day at the beach this summer.

My Green Space

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We all need places for relaxation and escape, for exercise and recreation, and our parks and green space provide this. They also help to build a sense of community. This is why they always score at the top of what people regard as important, whether they are a resident or are just visiting.

My Green Space Logo

The My Green Space campaign aims to raise awareness through a primarily, although not exclusively, social media engagement campaign about the green spaces that people within the County Borough value and why.  Through a dynamic and engaging approach, engagement will encourage people to celebrate the green spaces that matter to them, through a variety of media and range of content as considered appropriate - image, video, audio, text, etc. 

Escape, exercise and relax. ‪#‎mygreenspace‬ an exciting new campaign to encourage people to access green spaces, parks, recreation and nature close to their homes and work.

Check out the video https://youtu.be/VvTmTJB3ypE

We believe that all people should have access to green spaces, parks, recreation and nature close to their homes and work.  We want to work with communities to identify what value is placed on individual green spaces by residents and barriers to their use.

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As the campaign develops we hope to engage with the public and inspire green space use by local people. These may not just include the nature reserves and local parks which we are promoting but areas of urban green space which are often overlooked.  We hope people will share their green spaces important to them.

We understand that in many cases it may not be immediately apparent that some green spaces are valued by the communities around them. This campaign provides an opportunity for the local people to highlight their local green spaces important to them, how they use and/or would like to use these spaces.

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The campaign will be launched from the community section of the Natural Neighbourhoods platform and we have spent the last year creating engaging, imaginative and dynamic content to run alongside this campaign that relates to key Local sites such as Local Nature Reserves.