HELP US IN SHAPING THE FUTURE THROUGH ACTIVE COMMUNITIES ACTIVE LIVES,
A five-year vision on how sports and leisure centres should 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 until the end of July. The consultative document can be accessed here or a booklet version can be obtained on request from the Lagoon Leisure Centre, in Paisley. A copy is also available in our downloads section.
The Active Communities, Active Lives document reveals that Renfrewshire Leisure more than achieved its target for 2012 by achieving a step-change in the quality of all buildings and programmes and increasing participation by 25 per cent to 1.5 million people.
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.
The programme also outlines key aims for 2013-2018, which include –
improving the health and quality of life of Renfrewshire residents;
developing an organisation that is truly customer focused;
empowering and developing Renfrewshire Leisure employees;
and developing an efficient, effective and lasting business.
Renfrewshire Leisure chief executive, Joyce McKellar 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.”
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