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Leisure centre operators are facing crisis point without access to emergency government funding or support, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned. The LGA has ... More
Local authorities have been told to consider deferring rents and offering interest-free loans to leisure operators which are struggling with the COVID-19 shutdowns. The Local ... More
The time has come for Westminster to provide the same urgency and focus for the health of the nation as it does for Brexit, according ... More
The government "needs to show more leadership" and work with the physical activity sector if it wants to save the National Health Service (NHS). That ... More
ukactive and local councils want to see cash earmarked for boosting physical activity in schools protected after concerns were raised that money could be diverted ... More
A number of prominent figures in the sport and physical activity sector have called on the incoming government to prioritise the health and fitness of ... More
STA
STA
Handing tourism responsibility to local governments could help English tourism soar, according to new research. The devolution process – the statutory delegation of powers from ... More
In an attempt to counter Britain’s childhood obesity epidemic, ukactive will work alongside the Local Government Association (LGA) to help leisure centres offer a healthier ... More
Doctors in the UK are being urged to adopt “green prescriptions” similar to those which have helped increase activity levels in New Zealand. Thanks to ... More
Experts and campaign groups have poured scorn on the government’s Childhood Obesity Strategy, describing it as a “missed opportunity”, “embarrassing” and “weak”. The government released ... More
Local authorities have been at the forefront of creating a “transformative” participation legacy following London 2012, according to the Local Government Association (LGA). A snapshot ... More
As we reach the final countdown for the Rio 2016 Games, one event we can be certain won’t be happening is the 2026 Commonwealth Games ... More
Focus Training
Focus Training
Local councils in England have warned that government cuts to public health funding could thwart efforts to tackle obesity. Newly published figures from the Local ... More
As Sport England reveals its vision for sport and physical activity over the next five years, representatives from local government, physical activity operators, County Sport ... More
County Sport Partnerships (CSPs) have to develop a more “sustainable financial model” in the face of council budget cuts, according to the Local Government Association ... More
Sport England funding should be rebalanced in favour of locally-led organisations and away from national governing bodies (NGBs), according to the Local Government Association (LGA). ... More
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has urged local authorities to partner with brands to maintain their physical activity provisions in their communities amid funding cuts. Talking at ... More
The Local Government Association (LGA) has cautioned that councils will have to continue to divert money from other local services, such as parks and leisure ... More
EMD UK
EMD UK
Council sport and leisure budgets have been slashed by an overall figure of £42.4m since 2010, according to a survey released today (15 April). An ... More
Providing public parks, walking and biking trails is the most cost-effective way of increasing physical activity in urban populations, according to a new systematic review ... More
Council-run parks and leisure centres could be in jeopardy thanks to a £4.3bn funding 'black hole' in adult care services caused by austerity cuts and ... More
Sport England has launched a new modelling tool, designed to help local authorities calculate the economic impact of sport on their communities. The Economic value ... More
Key stakeholders from a range of relevant UK industries will gather at five regional forums next month to develop a cross sector approach to tackling ... More
sporta, which represents more than 100 charitable trusts across the UK, is holding its third Time To Trust symposium to showcase the benefits of the ... More
A new report released by the Local Government Association (LGA) reveals for every pound spent by councils on the arts, their investment is matched four-fold ... More
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