Wokingham Borough Council has been recognised at the Get Berkshire Active awards for its work to improve well-being amongst staff by being awarded Workplace of the Year.
The Council received the accolade at the seventh annual Get Berkshire Active Awards on 15 February in Reading.
In particular, the Council was commended for its range of activities for staff including popular morning and lunchtime yoga sessions, which involves up to 25 staff weekly, football, guided walks, guided meditation, enjoyed by on average 17 people a session and discounted swims at Carnival Pool. This is in addition to its work with My Journey to encourage more staff to take up cycling through events, incentives and training.
Cllr John Halsall, executive member for environment, leisure and libraries said: “We’re thrilled to have won the Get Berkshire Active Workplace of the Year. I would like to thank all of those who have worked so tirelessly across the Council to improve our offer, and wellbeing amongst staff.
“The wellbeing agenda is a high priority for this Council, so it’s encouraging to be recognised as an employer role modelling good practices.”
Wokingham Borough has some of the lowest levels of obesity, and adults in the Borough are amongst some of the most active in the country.