LGA responds to Sports England’s ‘People and Places’ report

This report recognises the critical importance of a place-based approach to supporting communities to be active.


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Responding to Sport England’s new People and Places report, Chair of the Local Government Association’s, Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson said:

“This report recognises the critical importance of a place-based approach to supporting communities to be active.

“Establishing the Local Delivery Pilots was a bold step for Sport England, and it appears to have been transformative. The collaboration between local areas and Sport England demonstrates the emergence of a mature relationship that uses investment and expertise to break down local barriers, often achieving promising results from small scale sums of money.

“It is encouraging to see such a successful collaboration between a national and local organisations and highlights the importance of acknowledging the need for change and embracing the flexibility to work in ways that puts communities first.

“We look forward to further supporting Sport England and councils on this journey and seeing many more places benefit from this approach.”

Notes for editors:

1. The full report is now available to read on Sport England’s website.