Recent APSE research shows that 50% of local authorities run their leisure facilities via contract, 25% directly in-house and 25% via leisure trusts; they are the guardians of a whole range of sports and leisure facilities, from swimming pools to gyms and sports stadia.
The relationship with health has become increasingly important and the integration of leisure provision and community based interventions around healthy lifestyles is developing rapidly. It is essential that councils recognise this shift and position themselves to deliver physical activities that both increase participation and revenue.
This seminar takes a look at the whole spectrum of local authority leisure provision, the relationship with health and managing leisure directly or as a client. Speakers will outline the strategies that have worked for them, their success in boosting numbers, health outcomes and, importantly, evidencing that achievement.
Ishbel Murray, Assistant Director of Environment and Community Services for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils
Karen Creavin, Chief executive, The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS)
Viveen Taylor, Strategic Lead Low Socio Economic Groups & Adam Rigarlsford, Strategic Lead Local Relationships, Sport England
Eleanor Blackburn Head of Strategic Partnerships and Commissioning, Warrington Borough Council & Emma Hutchinson – Managing Director, LiveWire Warrington
Andrew UpRichard, APSE Associate
Michelle Vorel-Adams, UK President for ACES Europe and Managing Director, Sphere Connect
Paul Wright, Enterprise, Community & Resources Directorate, Halton Borough Council
John Leaver, Head of Marketing, TA6 powered by Alliance Leisure