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survey of local authority leisure services spending in England & Wales

survey of local authority leisure services spending in England & Wales

a study undertaken for the Association of Metropolitan Authoritiesand Association of District Councils

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Published by Centre for Leisure & Tourism Studies in London .
Written in English


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Cover title.

StatementCentre for Leisure and Tourism Studies. 1995/6.
ContributionsAssociation of Metropolitan Authorities., Association of District Councils., Centre for Leisure and Tourism Studies.
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Open LibraryOL21057305M

  This article looks at the value of business-related tourism to Wales and reports on a survey of the hotel-based meetings and conference segment. From a survey of 74 hotels an estimate for the value of this segment in the order of £ million is offered; four times as much as official estimates of ‘all’ business travel to Wales.   The scale of cutbacks in council spending on providing sports and recreation facilities and services has been revealed. More than a quarter has been wiped off .

Many leisure facilities find themselves in a challenging position financially, but both libraries and leisure services are well placed to support the recovery of local places. We examine the current landscape, how public library and leisure services have adapted to Covid, and the strategic issues and challenges ahead. 1. Main points. In financial year ending , average net annual household income in small areas within England and Wales ranged from £16, per year to £93, per year, with around half of small areas falling in the £25, to £35, net income band.

Local government's finances have reached 'breaking point' with 94% of town halls planning to hike council tax by up to 5% as well as raise charges for services like parking, leisure services and. options for public services run by local authorities in the leisure, education, heritage and arts areas although similar issues arise throughout the public sector. We are publishing the results of an in-depth survey which was recently carried out among thirty-four culture and leisure trusts operating in England .


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Survey of local authority leisure services spending in England & Wales Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Welsh Government conducts the revenue outturn survey. Data are available on net current expenditure for Wales by service category. The survey is conducted every summer with results available in October. Data collection and calculation The information presented here is collected via annual returns from Welsh Local Authorities.

Revenue expenditure is the cost of running local authority services such as staffing, heating, lighting and cleaning, together with expenditure on goods and services consumed within the year.

Data collection and calculation The information presented here is collected via annual returns from Welsh Local Authorities.

The main themes of the survey are public services such as education and transport, leisure activities, and health and wellbeing. telephone survey Since early March we have been unable to carry out the National Survey for Wales face-to-face as usual because of the coronavirus (COVID) situation.

It has been carried out since September to measure: six key indicators of resident satisfaction (including satisfaction with how the council operates, trust in the council and the perceived value for money it offers), perceptions of community safety and satisfaction with specific council-run services.

National Survey for Wales, Local Area and Community 30 November SB 67/ Inthe National Survey included questions on satisfaction with the local area, whether there was a sense of community, how safe people felt after dark, their views on their local authority services and their local councillors.

Local authority leisure services are in desperate need of investment with nearly a quarter now almost 20 years old, council leaders have said. the public spending watchdog has announced. Local authority spending on youth services in England and Wales has. The age group spending the most time on leisure activities was those aged 65 and over (seven hours and 10 minutes per day), at 50% more time in leisure than the to year-olds, who took the least leisure time (four hours and 46 minutes per day).

Local authorities (councils) play a central role in governing Wales as they provide the local leadership and services necessary for their communities.

Continued austerity, sustained budget cuts and an out of date finance system are all placing council services under huge financial pressure. The name change is part of a shift to a sharper proposition that aims to help charitable trusts and social enterprises – which manage 43% of public leisure provision in England – and local authorities engage more stakeholders locally and nationally to support public leisure services.

The figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, show that 18 of Wales' 22 local authorities are spending less on leisure centres this year than they were a year ago. PEMBROKESHIRE’S new visitor welcome teams have been extended to Newport and Poppit Sands, following a successful first week in other parts of the county.

The teams have been working in St Davids, Solva, Newgale, Broad Haven, Saundersfoot, Tenby and many other coastal communities, providing a.

Sandwell Leisure Trust are getting behind a new joint campaign led by Community Leisure UK, ukactive and CIMSPA. #saveleisure to highlight that nearly half of all public leisure facilities in the UK face permanent closure by the end of the year, unless Local Authorities receive urgent ring-fenced funding from the Government to overcome the enormous financial impact of the Covid lockdown.

This section sets out what the geography of public expenditure looks like across Britain. Nationally Around four-fifths of the £ billion of public spend in Britain /14 was determined by local characteristics.

As Figure 6 sets out, public services was the largest contributor to this, and accounted for over one-third of the total spend. Wales has high levels of obesity with the Welsh Health Survey reporting that 57% of adults were overweight or obese. "We already have an obesity crisis in Wales.

Community Leisure UK• Our Year April –March • 1 Our Year April –March What we do. Community Leisure UK is the members’ association that specialises in representing charities and social enterprises delivering public leisure and culture services across England, Scotland and Wales.

It was instantly popular; featuring the the first wave machine installed at a leisure centre in Wales. Quickly, it became one of the country’s top tourist attractions, drawing more thanLocal authorities are bound by statute.

Their functions are set out in numerous Acts of Parliament and many of these functions have associated legal duties. At no point in recent history has there been a comprehensive list of legal duties placed on local authorities.

This year, authorities in England and Wales estimate to spend £2,m (including Capital Charges) on leisure and recreation facilities, an increase of % over However, Inner and Outer London Boroughs are estimating to spend less this year.

Table 1 below records the pattern of total local authority expenditure over a nine year period. Policy and strategy is often formulated at the level of local authorities or municipalities, and Whitford (aWhitford (, bWhitford (, ) examined local authority policy towards events.

The county council considered setting up an Alternative Delivery Model (ADM) to deliver services inwhich included spending £, to get advice on the project. Local government net current spending on services in Wales is planned to total £ billion in −13 (or £2, per person), of which unitary authorities (UAs) .England's oldest local authority (by several hundred years), the City delivers the same services as the boroughs, but to a much smaller area.

However, it has a very important role in promoting and developing London as one of the world's foremost centres of business and commerce, and its responsibilities extend beyond its boundaries (for example, it maintains Epping Forest and Hampstead Heath.Inspection, Audit and Regulation in Wales policy statement Local, Regional, National – What services are best delivered where?

Regulators’ Compliance Code National Enforcement Priorities for Wales Primary Authority Chapter 5 Better regulation – UK Government policy drivers /