Leisure Facilities and Playing Pitch Strategy
Leisure facilities strategy
Hastings Borough Council, Rother District Council, East Sussex County Council and Sport England commissioned Capita Symonds to complete a Leisure Facilities Strategy in 2008 for Hastings and Rother.
The strategy seeks to identify optimum locations and levels of provision to help establish sustainable facilities, including the consideration of additions/changes to existing facilities, to ensure viability throughout the period of the strategy - from 2009 to 2020.
It is generally excepted that this information should be reviewed within five years for the assessments to be considered up to date and sufficiently robust so Hastings Borough Council and its partners have now refreshed the assessments and information.
Founded on this robust and most recent information, the strategy sets out refreshed recommendations which seek to identify optimum locations and review levels of provision to help establish viable facilities for the community.
Playing pitch strategy
Hastings Borough Council and Rother District Council have jointly commissioned 4 global to produce a Playing Pitch Strategy (PPS) for the two local authorities as a single area.
The Playing Pitch Strategy (PPS) is a strategic assessment that provides an up to date analysis of supply and demand playing pitches (grass and artificial) in the local authority.
The objectives of the Hastings and Rother PPS are:
- Engage with Sport England and the relevant National Governing Bodies (NGB's) for sport and use the national PPS methodology to provide the project with a structure proven across the rest of England.
- Provide a robust evidence base that can be used by multiple Council units and other stakeholders for a wide range of future projects
- Gather a representative evidence base, by achieving a high response rate from the surveys sent to clubs, schools and parish councils/community organisations
- Rother and Hastings Playing Pitch Strategy
- Identify cross boundary NGB issues, the nature and location of any overuse, unmet demand and spare capacity for play across all pitch types and sports including all elements of current and future demand
- Establish clear, prioritised, specific and achievable recommendations and actions to address the key issues around pitch provision and participation
- Playing Pitch Strategy (.pdf)
- Playing Pitch Strategy Executive Summary (.pdf)
- Playing Pitch Strategy Infographic (.pdf)
These strategies are 'live' documents and continued feedback and input is very welcome. For more information on the strategies, or to get involved with the local Active Hastings Partnership, please contact Keith Duly, Leisure Development Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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