A campaign to get residents active is coming to Maldon.

The 30:30 Essex Challenge will see events take place in Heybridge and Maldon, allowing people of all ages to try their hand at karate, cross-fit, walking football and aerobics.

Through the scheme the Active Essex Foundation is encouraging every resident to take part in 30 minutes of physical activity every day in June.

Yvonne Scott, a former 30:30 Essex Challenge participant, said: “I found that doing different activities every day as well as going out and meeting new people was so beneficial both for my mental wellbeing and overall happiness.

“This year I’m very excited to be taking on the challenge again with my daughter and intend to do lots of fun activities such as running and cycling.

“Although exercising every day really is a challenge, the benefits are so worth it and I really think getting active brings out the best in everyone.”

In Heybridge this Saturday a learn to fish session will be taking place from 9.30am.

Keen runners, whether they are experienced or beginners, are also invited to take part in the Maldon Promenade Parkrun every Saturday from 8.45am.

This is the second year of the 30:30 Essex Challenge.

Jason Fergus, Active Essex head, said: “We have already had fantastic support from local clubs and over 100 schools signed up to take on the challenge across the county.

“Each day in June, 30:30 Essex guest editors will be taking over our social media pages to share their inspiring stories about why they are taking on the challenge, showing us simple routines to follow or talking about their new-found sport or activity.”

The learn to fish session will take place at Rook Hall Cottages.

The Angling Coaching Initiative is hosting the session, which costs £7.50 to take part in.

Children and their families are invited to take part in the event which starts at 9.30am.

For more information, visit aci.info@angling coachinginitiative.co.uk.