ANY residents in Barry Communities First areas with ambitions to battle the bulge, can attend a free weight management group starting on Wednesday, January 15.

The Vale Council led Barry Communities First in partnership with Newydd Housing Association and Public Health Wales are holding the course, at Barry leisure centre, for eight weeks.

The group will learn what food is included in a balanced diet, how to create and follow a healthy food plan, how to increase weight loss through physical activity and how to interpret food labels.

Barry Communities First is a Welsh Government funded anti-poverty programme aimed at improving the health, prosperity and learning of residents in parts of Buttrills, Cadoc, Castleland, Court and Gibbonsdown.

To book a programme place, call 01446 709432 or email