Find Your Active with the Essex Library of Things
New items are now available through the Essex Library of Things to help residents get active.
Find Your Active has teamed up with the BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy Project and the Essex Library Service to loan the free equipment.
The £5,000 additional funding from Find Your Active sees new items — including basketball hoops, football kits and more — added to the current Essex Library of Things stock.
The new equipment will help families across the county to get active and encourage healthy living across Essex communities. The Essex Library of Things also helps to reduce waste by encouraging residents to borrow, return and share items, instead of purchasing products.
Residents can borrow items free of charge from Chelmsford, Witham, Great Parndon (Harlow), Clacton-On-Sea and Laindon Libraries, as well as the mobile library service.
The Essex Library of Things launched in September 2021 and 247 library members have since requested to borrow items.
The service is funded by the BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy Project, which is led by Essex County Council and has a total budget of 5.6m euros, 3.8m of which were provided by the European Regional Development Fund via the Interreg France (Channel) England programme.