Leisure participation - SL0163/171013
We are keen to track the participation in swimming and leisure over the last 3 months.
Please can you give your quick view on whether the following are going up, flat-lining or decreasing:
Leisure Centre Users Segmentation – SL0162
This local authority is currently undertaking a leisure centre user need assessment to inform their next leisure centre strategy. They would be interested in hearing from colleagues about:
Any information and advise you are able to offer would be very much appreciated. All those who contribute to this network query will receive the collated feedback report.
Swimming Pool Safety SL0160/140613
A member authority has recently undertaken a comprehensive review of its swimming pool safety
They are seeking recommendations for a suitably qualified consultancy to audit this work:
Can you please forward potential consultancy names and contact details. If you have used safety consultants for your own facilities, a copy of the tender specification and an idea of cost.
Employment of Sports Coaches SL0159/140613
A member authority is seeking to review the way it employs sports coaches and fitness instructors.
Pricing response to Welfare reform SL0157/130513
A member authority is considering reformulating its pricing for leisure in the light of recent welfare reforms (introduction of universal credit and discontinuation of other benefits)
Have you considered the impact of welfare reform as part of your most recent reviews of pricing?
What changes have you made as a result?
Wild swimming SL0158/130513
A member authority is seeking to establish a coherent policy on wild swimming.
With the summer months approaching there is a fear that allowing some to swim in lakes will encourage those less safety conscious:
Do you have a policy on swimming in lakes?
If so how is it enforced?
Disabled Fitness Programmes – SL0156/300413
A member authority is seeking to encourage increased gym participation by disabled users.
They are seeking details of gym programmes (ideally gym and fitness-based), primarily (but not exclusively) for participants with physical disabilities.
Culture/Leisure Smart Card Scheme - SL0157/160413
This Local Authority is a City Council looking into introducing a smart card scheme for cultural and leisure facilities/activities where residents using the card would receive benefits such as concession pricing, preferential bookings and lower prices.
They are interested in hearing from local authorities who have already launched a smart card scheme and have the following key questions:
What have been the outcomes? E.g. Encouragement of a healthy lifestyle, improved health and wellbeing etc.
Induction courses at leisure centres - SL0155/260313
This authority is considering removing the requirement for an induction session with a coach for those coming to one of their gym’s for the first time.
They would like to know:
PLEASE RESPOND EVEN IF THE ANSWER TO THIS IS ‘NO’. If ‘YES’ please answer the following questions:
Cafe's in parks and outdoor leisure/sports facilities – SL0154/240113
We are interested in hearing from those authorities who provide or lease café facilities in their parks and outside leisure facilities:
Centre banking and administration – SL0153/100113
A member authority runs a wet and dry leisure facility.
They would like to know the following: