City residents’ views sought on sport and leisure

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City of London residents are being asked to take part in a survey to help shape how sport and leisure activity is delivered in the Square Mile.

The City of London Corporation has teamed up with London Sport to quiz residents on their views about sporting and leisure opportunities in the City pre-Covid and what they’d like to see in the future.

The five-minute survey includes questions about how people got their exercise before the pandemic, how Covid-19 has affected them and what kind of facilities they’d be likely to use.

The results, along with feedback from a previous survey of workers, will shape the City Corporation’s future vision for sport and leisure in the Square Mile.

Chairman of the Community and Children’s Services Committee, Randall Anderson, said: “Access to physical exercise is just one area which has been impacted by Covid-19, and ensuring opportunities for sports and leisure are available will be a key part of the City’s recovery from the pandemic.

“I’d encourage City residents to take part in this consultation, which will allow us to get a better understanding of how people exercise normally and what sport and leisure opportunities they’d like to see.”

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The City Corporation is responsible for promoting good health among City workers and residents, owns the Golden Lane Leisure Centre and runs or funds other services to promote physical and mental wellbeing.

London Sport Business Development Manager Jennie Rivett said: “We’re delighted to be working with the City of London Corporation once again after their fantastic support of the London Sport Awards at the start of 2020.

“Partnerships are an integral part of our new LDN Moving strategy because it’s only by working with people, like the City of London Corporation, that we can progress towards a more active city.

“We’re also all too aware of how invaluable it is to hear and act upon the views of residents and we remain committed to our ‘nothing about us without us’ approach as laid out in the strategy.” 

The survey can be completed online at https://bit.ly/3uTwbF0

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