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Lambeth Council appoints London Sport to research physical activity facility potential


London Sport is excited to be working with Lambeth Council on a new insight project exploring the potential for sports facility development in the borough’s parks and open spaces.

 

Delivered through London Sport’s insight consultancy service, the project will also support Lambeth’s Sports and Leisure Team to build closer relationships with National Governing Bodies operating in the region, and increase alignment between organisational strategies and priorities across the borough.

Lambeth, which is one of the most socially and economically diverse boroughs in London, has a strong track record of making best use of parks and open spaces to provide physical activity and sport opportunities for local residents. Although the borough has higher-than-average physical activity levels (68.3% of Lambeth residents are active for at least 150 minutes a week, compared to 61.7% on average across London [Sport England Active Lives Survey, May 2016/17]), Lambeth’s forecast population growth is one of the highest in the capital, making an understanding of future facility development opportunities critical in enabling people in Lambeth to lead active lives, now and in the future.

Tim Copley, London Sport Director of Insight and Performance, said:

“Since London Sport was launched, we have enjoyed a close working relationship with Lambeth Council. We are delighted to be working in greater depth with the council’s Sports and Leisure Team to explore the opportunity for future facility development in the borough, and look forward to helping support the council’s efforts to make a real difference to the lives of people across Lambeth through physical activity and sport.”

Group of young people doing physical activity and sport in a park

The research project is now underway, with findings due to be reported back to Lambeth Council by the end of March 2018.


To find out more about London Sport’s Insight Consultancy Service, contact insight@londonsport.org


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