To receive a report on the new Indoor Sports and Leisure Strategy.
The Cabinet member: Leisure, Public Health and Well-Being, Equalities & Partnerships presented the report of the Director: Communities, Customer & Commercial Services. The report presented the new Indoor Sports & Leisure Strategy.
The previous framework was 15 years old and the facilities offered by the Council since publication had significantly improved. The new strategy would ensure that the provision was able to meet current and future demand, contribute to Council priorities and further increase community physical activity levels.
Consultation with stakeholders had taken place to identify local priorities and priority groups and a resident’s survey had been undertaken.
Cabinet Members noted that the administration had chosen not to outsource leisure facilities like many other Council’s had and the result was the fantastic offer across the whole Borough. Cabinet Members discussed the public health benefits of leisure facilities.
a) The Telford & Wrekin Indoor Sports & Leisure Strategy (2022-2032) be endorsed;
b) Authority be delegated to the Director: Communities, Customer & Commercial Services, in consultation with the Lead Cabinet Member: Leisure, Public Health and Well-being, Equalities & Partnerships to progress the actions set out in paragraph 4.2 of the report.