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Good Parks For London - Parks and the PandemicGood Parks For London - Parks and the Pandemic

London Sport
Created 10 months ago
Good Parks for London is an annual report, now in its fourth year, compiled by Parks for London and sponsored by GL Hearn. It assesses each London borough’s parks service (from April 2019-March 2020) against ten criteria to enable comparison between them – it gives recognition for the great work that is happening across London, it helps improve performance and makes practices more visible and open to scrutiny. The report is split into ...Good Parks for London is an annual report, now in its fourth year, compiled by Parks for London and sponsored by GL Hearn. It assesses each London borough’s parks service (from April 2019-March 2020) against ten criteri...

Fields of DreamsFields of Dreams

London Sport
Updated a year ago
This report focuses on the usage of the Douglas Eyre Sports Centre (DESC) in Walthamstow between April 2014 - March 2015. The playing pitches at DESC have been owned and managed by London Playing Fields Foundation (LPFF), but are under threat of development and so this report was written to demonstrate the sporting value of the facility and playing pitches in cost-saving terms. This was comissioned by Substance, using the Sportworks val...This report focuses on the usage of the Douglas Eyre Sports Centre (DESC) in Walthamstow between April 2014 - March 2015. The playing pitches at DESC have been owned and managed by London Playing Fields Foundation (LPFF)...

Inclusive Fitness Initiative Marketing KitbagInclusive Fitness Initiative Marketing Kitbag

London Sport
Updated a year ago
Traditionally, disabled people have been excluded from typical gym and leisure facility marketing. This guide provides support to attract disabled people, provide a more inclusive service and motivate them to want to come back to your facility. Organisations who have achieved the IFI mark invest a lot of time to do so, and this guide will ensure you are able to promote your facility inclusively, in order to drive participation. The reco...Traditionally, disabled people have been excluded from typical gym and leisure facility marketing. This guide provides support to attract disabled people, provide a more inclusive service and motivate them to want to com...

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

London Sport
Updated a year ago
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 ...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 ne...

Walking in Urban Parks and Green Spaces Walking in Urban Parks and Green Spaces

London Sport
Updated a year ago
Walking in urban parks and green spaces is great for our physical and mental health and this new report from The Ramblers and the Town and Country Planning Association explores the ways it can be made easier for people of all ages and backgrounds in urban areas to take a walk in the park. People were surveyed about their attitudes to urban green spaces. Sixty-seven percent of people walk in parks at least once a week, however, certain g...Walking in urban parks and green spaces is great for our physical and mental health and this new report from The Ramblers and the Town and Country Planning Association explores the ways it can be made easier for people o...

Reconomics: The Economic Impact of Outdoor RecreationReconomics: The Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation

London Sport
Updated a year ago
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...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 w...

Guidance for Outdoor Sport and PlayGuidance for Outdoor Sport and Play

London Sport
Updated a year ago
This guidance is useful for practitioners looking to ensure the provision of outdoor sport is maintained. Facility and infrastructure advice is presented to support methods of provision. Fields in Trust have constructed a number of benchmarking tools which relate to the quantity and quality of outdoor spaces. These benchmarks form a suitable basis for informing planning policies and decisions.This guidance is useful for practitioners looking to ensure the provision of outdoor sport is maintained. Facility and infrastructure advice is presented to support methods of provision. Fields in Trust have constructed ...

Access for All: Opening DoorsAccess for All: Opening Doors

London Sport
Updated a year ago
The EFDS has produced a guide to help sports clubs improve physical access to their club. It is aimed at anybody involved in running or working in a sports club. The resource details the main areas of physical access and signposts the reader to further sources of information and support.The EFDS has produced a guide to help sports clubs improve physical access to their club. It is aimed at anybody involved in running or working in a sports club. The resource details the main areas of physical access and...

State of UK Public Parks 2016State of UK Public Parks 2016

London Sport
Updated a year ago
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...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 frien...

Green Space and HealthGreen Space and Health

London Sport
Updated a year ago
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...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 ill...