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  • Created a year ago

    Good Parks for London 2017

    London Sport
    The Good Parks for London report, launched by Parks for London on 28th February 2018, shows that despite funding cuts, London Boroughs are working hard to protect and enhance London’s parks and green spaces. For the first time, the report has drawn together a series of criteria to evaluate how well London Boroughs continue to protect and invest in their parks and green spaces. The report aims to become an effective tool for improving g...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Reconomics Plus: The Economic, Health and Social Value of Outdoor Recreation

    London Sport
    The Sport and Recreation Alliance has launched Reconomics Plus, an online resource to help sport and recreation organisations demonstrate the impact of their work on the economy, our health and local communities. This new resource brings together the latest research and statistics, produced in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University, to highlight the contribution of outdoor recreation in England. Reconomics Plus, builds on ...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Local action on health inequalities: evidence papers

    London Sport
    Action to reduce health inequalities is at the heart of PHE’s mission. Despite this, inequalities in health still exist and the gap in life expectancy between the most and least deprived people in England has not narrowed over time. With recent changes to the public health system in England, we still face challenging questions about reducing health inequalities. Local public health teams have indicatedthey would value evidence to suppor...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Supporting the Thames Vision: Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity on the Tidal Thames

    London Sport
    This insight report aims to provide Port of London Authority with a concise summary of current activity and potential opportunities for sport and recreation along the Tidal Thames. London Sport have carried out this work in support of Port of London Authority’s 20 year aim to see greater participation in sport and recreation on and alongside the water as part of the greater Thames Vision project. The scope of the work included gatheri...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Coppermile: Implementing a Daily Exercise Programme at Coppermile Primary School

    London Sport
    The Coppermile project, delivered at Douglas Eyre Sports Centre in Walthamstow, is a response to the childhood obesity crisis and builds on the pioneering work of Elaine Wylie and the Daily Mile project. This report outlines the process by which Coppermill Primary School and London Playing Fields Foundation worked together to create a culture of regular exercise, by allocating three blocks of 15 minute sessions within the school timetab...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Reconomics Plus: The Economic, Health and Social Value of Outdoor Recreation

    London Sport
    Reconomics Plus sets out the unique value of outdoor recreation, providing a resource that demonstrates the value of outdoor recreation to stakeholders such as policy makers and funders. The report builds on Reconomics (2014) and brings together the latest research and statistics on the value of outdoor recreation, and helps explain why outdoor recreation should have a higher place on local and national policy makers agendas. It also co...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Green Space and Health

    London Sport
    The possible physical and mental health benefits of access to green space are promoted by a number of bodies. This document summarises the existing evidence, including the following key points: - Physical and mental illness association with sedentary urban lifestyles are an increasing economic and social cost - Areas with more accessible green space are associated with better mental and physical health - Risk of mortality by cardiova...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Blueprint for an Active Britain

    London Sport
    The UK Active Blueprint sets out clear and achievable recommendations to get the nation moving. It details an evidence based policy, bringing together existing research, technology, programmes and partnerships to help get Britain more active in a variety of ways. The document brings together input from a collection of stakeholders, thus encompassing a broad spectrum of physical activity policy in order to increase impact. It supports go...
  • Created 3 years ago

    State of UK Public Parks 2016

    London Sport
    This report shows that there is a growing deficit between the rising use of parks and the declining resources that are available to manage them. Based on four surveys of park managers, independent park trusts, park friends and user groups, and the general public, the findings show that while parks are highly valued by the public and usage is increasing, park maintenance budgets and staffing levels are being cut.   Without urgent actio...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Reconomics: The Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation

    London Sport
    Three in four adults regularly use the outdoors to get active, making it Britain's favourite type of physical activity. Outdoor recreation encompasses a wide variety of activities, from walking to skydiving: activities with different motivations but which ultimately lead to enjoyment. Outdoor recreation contributes largely to the visitor economy, income which rural areas largely rely on. Furthermore, the industry creates a range of jobs...