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Allerdale House,
Workington,
Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ

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Let’s Get Physical – have your say on the Allerdale Leisure Strategy

13 January 2015

Allerdale Borough Council is looking to understand what could be holding people back from taking part in sporting and leisure activities, as part of its ongoing attempts to increase the overall health, fitness and wellbeing of its local residents.

Currently, only a third (31 per cent) of the local population manages to carry out some form of physical activity once each week. Not only is this lower than the national average, but also falls a long way short of the recommended levels of 30 minutes of exercise five times a week, which is achieved by just 16 per cent of Allerdale residents.

As such, local residents and sports clubs are being encouraged to share their views on the opportunities they have to participate in sport and physical activities, as part of a new consultation launched this week. This includes people’s use of open spaces and playing pitches as well as indoor facilities.

The Allerdale Leisure Strategy is the Council’s blueprint for providing the future direction for sport and leisure development across the area. The Council proposes to work with partners to provide high quality sport and leisure facilities, vibrant programmes of activity, and enjoyment of the natural environment.

One of the Council’s key priority themes is ‘Improving Health and Wellbeing’ and the overall focus of the Allerdale Leisure Strategy will be on:

  • Working with partners to create healthier communities
  • Providing access to quality, affordable leisure and cultural activities
  • Protecting and promoting health and wellbeing

The Council is already taking huge steps toward improving the provision of high quality sport and leisure facilities with the construction of the new Leisure Centre in Workington now underway. The state of the art new centre at Brow Top will have an eight lane 25-metre swimming pool, health suite, fitness suits, sports hall, squash courts, dance studios, climbing wall, and all-weather outdoor sports pitches.

The ‘Make a Move’ project has also seen substantial investment in new sporting activities across the borough since its launch last summer. ‘Make a Move’ is aimed at encouraging more women, teenage girls and young people with disabilities to get involved in sports and is run in conjunction with local sporting partners .

To share your views on the future of Allerdale’s sport and leisure offering, visit www.allerdale.gov.uk/consultation and complete the survey before Friday 13th February.

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Allerdale Borough Council
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