Have you say on sports services
Published 24 May 2012 09:30 0 Comments
PEOPLE are being given their say on the future of sports and leisure in Renfrewshire.
A vision and five-year plan on how sports and leisure centres will operate, what activities should be taking place there and how the community can best make use of the facilities has just been published.
Now the team at Renfrewshire Leisure - the management trust that runs sports and leisure facilities locally - want to know what the public think of their Active Communities, Active Lives programme which gives their vision for sport and leisure between 2013 to 2018.
A wide-range of stakeholders, organisations, sports clubs, politicians, community councils and the public are being consulted between now and the end of July.
A £40 million building programme is almost complete with new sports hubs at Linwood and Johnstone under construction, a new fitness suite and swimming pool refurbishment at The Lagoon along with other improvements to sports and leisure centres in Renfrewshire.
And the amount to people taking part in sporting activities increased by 45 per cent to 1,720,612 using Renfrewshire Leisure facilities.
Joyce McKellar, Renfrewshire Leisure chief executive, said: "We want to engage with the most important people to us and that is the local community who are our customers and potential new customers.
"We aim to build a relationship outside the walls of our sports centres and engage with people out there. We want to know what they want from their sports and leisure facilities.
"Renfrewshire Council has invested a huge amount of money in sport and leisure and we want to make sure the community gets the best use of those facilities and that investment.
"Our consultation process about the future of sport and leisure in Renfrewshire for the next five years gives people the chance to have their say and tell us what's best for them.
"If we can give people what they want, we can then get more people taking part in sport and leisure activities and in many ways that can only be good for the community in general."
The consultative document can be downloaded from www.renfrewshireleisure.com
This article appeared in The Gazette 24 May 12