The LGA alongside the Association for Public Services Excellence (ASPE), and Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association (CLOA) consulted with over 250 councils and a wide range of stakeholders to seek their views on what needs to change so that public sport and leisure services can operate sustainably and deliver the best outcomes for communities.
This guide has been written to help councils in an emergency position mobilise their leisure service. It is not intended to instruct or encourage councils to bring leisure services back in-house but instead provides appropriate tools and considerations to support the process. Councils are advised to take their own due diligence to evaluate their individual options. The guide is correct as of June 2021.
The LGA undertook research amongst councillors who attended the Leadership Essentials Sport events, which were organised in partnership with Sport England. The findings show an overwhelmingly positive response from those attending.
The Sport Leadership Academy is organised by the Local Government Association (LGA) in partnership with Sport England and is targeted at any Cabinet member/Portfolio holder with responsibility for sport.