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Leisure strategy and health suite update

We are currently developing a brand new Leisure, Sport and Physical Activity Strategy for the borough.

The strategy will be the culmination of several workstreams that are enabling us to understand the role that leisure, sport and physical activity plays within the borough. These have included:

  • Assessing the condition of our leisure facilities
  • Understanding who is using them, when and why
  • Understanding who is not using them and why
  • Reviewing the financial viability of our centres
  • Reviewing how the centres are recovering from the pandemic
  • Working with stakeholders such as Public Health to identify improved health outcomes for residents
  • Researching and reviewing delivery models for leisure services

This work also includes a review of the investment required in our leisure centres.

February 2024 update

Work on developing the new Leisure, Sport and Physical Activity Strategy continues, with the current focus being engagement with partners from different sectors, including but not limited to the voluntary sector, Public Health, NHS, Youth Sport Trust, and London Sport. This is to ensure the strategy delivers improved outcomes for everyone across their life course.

We are working towards presenting the final strategy to committee in July 2024. As part of this process a report will be taken to the Environment, Sustainability, Culture and Sport Committee on 20 February 2024, sharing progress made so far and recommendations on the future service delivery options for both Teddington Pools and Fitness Centre and Pools on The Park.

Have your say

We want to hear your ideas for the new proposed fitness studio at Pools on The Park so we can promote healthier, more active lifestyles for all our residents.

Share your thoughts in the Pools on the Park Group Exercise Studio survey, which is open until 28 February 2024.

Pools on the Park health suite decision

On 7 November 2023 the Environment, Sustainability, Culture and Sports Committee made the decision to renovate the currently out-of-use health suite, to provide an additional exercise studio at Pools on the Park. Read the press release for full details.

2022 survey results

We carried out a consultation at the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023. This included an online survey with an amazing 1,295 responses and also three focus groups with people who are currently underrepresented at our leisure centres.

View the results of the survey.

Further information

If you have any queries about our work to develop the Leisure, Sport and Physical Activity Strategy, please email corporateprojectoffice@richmond.gov.uk.

Up to: Sports

Updated: 09 February 2024

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