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Healthy New Town, Healthy New You

Healthy New Town, Healthy New You

Barking Riverside has been selected as a Healthy New Town as part of a flagship NHS England programme. This means that we will have access to leading experts to bring the very best from research, learning and policy to the community at Barking Riverside as it continues to emerge. . As only one of ten towns across the country to be selected and the only one in London we need your help to ensure it is a huge success.

Healthy Town, healthy lifestyle

Longer, healthier, happier lives for you and your family

It is important that to live a long, healthy and happy life, we build strong communities and healthy places for us to live in and our children to grow up in. Did you know that good urban and housing design promotes healthy lifestyles and can help prevent illness? It can also help older people to remain independent and healthy, supported by the latest technology to live in their own homes rather than in care homes.

Barking Riverside has much to offer

Age friendly and healthy for all who live & work there

Barking Riverside is the largest housing development site in East London and over the next 15 years 10,800 new homes will be built here.The Barking Riverside Healthy New Town initiative will make it easy for residents to live healthy and independent lives and have better local care when they need it. It will be a place which is age-friendly and healthy for all who live and work there.

It will provide a brand new neighbourhood, including new schools, health centres, places of worship, community and sports facilities, open spaces and parkland.The development will also re-connect residents and visitors with over 2km of spectacular Thames waterfront.

Help us build your Healthy New Town

Tell us what you want for you and your family

We need your help to create and develop your ideal community and a place that you feel proud to live in, and others aspire to move to. We want to work with you to learn more about what a Healthy New Town means to you and share your feedback with Planners and Housing Developers to create your healthy town.

Get in touch to give us your thoughts, and come visit us at Thamesfest 2016 on 26th August from 15:00 to 20:00 to learn more. Alternatively please contact Helen Oliver at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more detail.

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