LGA responds to National Fitness Day 2021 activity results

"To capitalise on this success and level up the health of the nation, particularly those in the most economically deprived areas, it’s vital that Government, key partners and stakeholders work together with councils to create healthy places with accessible green spaces and affordable sport and leisure opportunities."


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Responding to the publication of this year’s National Fitness Day activity levels by ukactive, Chairman of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson, said: “It is positive to see an increase in the number of people taking part in National Fitness Day this year. The statistics highlight the success of events hosted on the day and the enthusiasm from people across all age groups.

“To capitalise on this success and level up the health of the nation, particularly those in the most economically deprived areas, it’s vital that Government, key partners and stakeholders work together with councils to create healthy places with accessible green spaces and affordable sport and leisure opportunities. This needs to include ensuring decarbonisation funding streams are utilised to upgrade the sector, alongside capital investment in public sport, leisure facilities, active travel routes, parks and green spaces so that everyone can incorporate more activity into their everyday routines."