Dance and gymnastics classes to tackle childhood obesity in Ilford South wards

Children aged between six and 11 can take part in free gymnastics and dance classes next academic year as part of a bid to tackle obesity.

The End Child Poverty campaign reported last year on extreme poverty in the Clementswood and Loxford wards of Ilford South constituency, linked to childhood obesity.

As a result, the Redbridge Carnival Association successfully applied to Capital FM’s Help a Capital Child fund for a grant to run its Carnival Capers programme.

Gymnastics, Bollywood and street dancing classes will run over a 20-week period, along with steel pan lessons, at Clementswood Community Centre, Connaught Road, Ilford and Winston Way Primary School, Winston Way, Ilford.

For more information call 020 8514 0861 or email