ukactive and LGA said the long-term reform should address procurement, standards, data and integration with health agencies / Shutterstock/Halfpoint
There is a “clear case” to evolve the purpose and role played by the UK’s public leisure facilities.
In a joint statement issued this morning (7 July), ukactive and the Local Government Association (LGA), outline the need for both short-term and long-term actions, in order to secure the future of publicly owned health clubs, swimming pools and leisure centres.
“In the short-term, it is essential we work together to stabilise the sector to provide a strong foundation for the delivery of necessary reform and the evolution of services available to the public,” the two bodies said in the statement.
“This means bridging the funding gap that exists across public leisure, to ensure that local authorities and providers can operate confidently and serve their local communities throughout this period of recovery.
“As a result, we need to see the government commit to a second phase of the National Leisure Recovery…