Southwark Council to pilot free leisure access for young and old | Leisure Opportunities
Leaderboard
Leisure Opportunities

Leisure Opportunities

Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Oxford University Sport
£16,289 - £18,412 per annum
Oxford, United Kingdom
Swimming Nature
Competitive
Various, United Kingdom
Jubilee Hall Trust
£21,000 - £23,000
London, United Kingdom
Parkwood Leisure
£10 - £12.25 per hour
Cardiff, United Kingdom
JORVIK Viking Centre
£20,000 per year
York, United Kingdom

Southwark Council to pilot free leisure access for young and old

Job opportunities
YMCA Fylde Coast
£8.65 per hour or £16,867 pa
location: Fylde/Wyre District, United Kingdom
training
The Gym Academy
location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
City University of London
£22,214 - £24,285 per annum
location: London, United Kingdom
more jobs

Southwark Council is to offer free leisure access to under 18s and over 60s as the south London authority bids to make good on its pledge to provide free swim and gym access to all residents.

The council has been particularly proactive in promoting wellbeing among residents, investing almost £50m in leisure facilities in the borough over the past decade. It has also provided free school meals to all primary school children since 2011 to encourage healthy eating habits from an early age, now also providing free fruit snacks at break times.

For its latest initiative, the council will embark on a new pilot whereby residents aged 18 and under will be given free access to swim and gym facilities on Fridays and weekend afternoons from May. Meanwhile, the borough’s over 60s will get free swimming sessions and will also pay nothing for access to gyms at Southwark leisure centres for two hours a day, seven days a week.

"Last year, we pledged to offer free swim and gym access to all residents. While only in the pilot stages, we want to ensure we are providing for the groups most in need, as well as testing out the system,” said Cllr Barrie Hargrove, cabinet member for public health, parks and leisure.

“This is why we are also including over 60s in the pilot, ahead of the general roll out of the programme next summer.

"Increased physical activity is not only a useful tool to encourage healthier lifestyle habits for all and combat weight related diseases, but it is also a great way to look after all-round wellbeing, giving you energy for all areas of your life."

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Southwark Council is to offer free leisure access to under 18s and over 60s as the south London authority bids to make good on its pledge to provide free swim and gym access to all residents.
HAF,FIT,IND,PUB
School kids and pensioners alike will enjoy more access to physical activity under the pilot
employer of choice
John Treharne, CEO, The Gym Group
Would you like to work for a gym operator that allows you to develop and use your skills to the full whilst being well rewarded? The Gym is totally committed to allowing 'the manager to manage' and rewarding our key personnel for delivery.