This class is for women who will benefit from having a safe space to exercise. They aim not only to build fitness, but confidence.
Gwent Police has received more than £673,000 in additional funding to help keep the communities of Newport and Abergavenny safe.
Some of this funding has been used to fund a safe space woman only fitness class.
This class is for women who will benefit from having a safe space to exercise. These classes aim to build not only fitness, but confidence.
Women who have children are welcome to bring them along, with child/baby equipment and provisions available so those without alternate childcare can benefit from the class.
Classes are based in Newport and Abergavenny.
The Newport class will take place at the Maesglas Community Centre, these will take place on Tuesdays at 10.00, commencing on the 1 March.
The Abergavenny class will take place at Llantilio Pertholey Community Centre, Abergavenny. These sessions will take place on Mondays at 13.00, stating on the 7 March.
All details and booking information can be found here.
The £673,181 from the Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund will focus on tackling violence against women and girls and increasing the feeling of safety in public spaces. Funding of £395,225 has been allocated to the Stow Hill and Victoria wards in Newport; Grofield and Priory wards in Abergavenny will receive an additional £227,956 to improve community safety.
Inspector Hannah Welti said:
“As part of our Safer Streets initiative funded by the home office, we want to help everyone in Gwent feel safer. Part of feeling safer, is allowing our communities the space to build their confidence.
“These classes will support women in providing a safe space to exercise and the resources to receive any support they may need.”
Gwent police are working with local businesses and partners to set up safe spaces across Gwent.
A safe space is a place where anyone can go to feel safe, build confidence and receive support from our partners.
Inspector Hannah Welti went on to say:
“Working with our partners we’re committed to making Gwent a safe space for all.
“Women should never live fearful of sexual harassment or violence.