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Securing the Future of Public Sport and Leisure Services

Securing the future of public sport and leisure services. A report on behalf of APSE, the LGA and CLOA

 

Our nation is facing significant health challenges. Preventable yet life-changing illnesses like obesity and diabetes are soaring in number, yet the recent pandemic has undermined participation in the most effective preventative measure – being active. The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for public sport and leisure services. The loss of income due to long periods of closure combined with high monthly maintenance costs has significantly affected the viability of the sector, coupled with the more fundamental and ingrained systemic issues already at play, which has seen the social and health outcomes that public sports and leisure services provide ,negatively affected by the need to reduce subsidy over the last decade, as a result of the financial pressures councils have faced. 

 

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Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.

 

 

 

 

 

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