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Head of London Sport calls for sector’s experts to influence London Plan

Experts from the sport and physical activity sector have a major role to play in delivering the mayor’s London Plan, according to chief executive of London Sport Tove Okunniwa.

The draft plan, made available for consultation yesterday (1 December) by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, was welcomed by Okunniwa, who highlighted the importance of considering 'active lives' when making improvements to the capital’s infrastructure.

“The draft London Plan is a welcome reaffirmation of the Mayor of London’s commitment to embedding physical activity and sport into the lives of Londoners, and the infrastructure of London itself,” said Okunniwa.

“It makes clear the complex interrelations that govern and dictate the way Londoners live their lives. Housing, transport, clean air, leisure, culture and the streets and paths we walk, cycle and run along are bound together in a web of complementary – and sometimes competing – networks.

“The challenge is two-fold. To developers, planners, commercial enterprises and representatives from all areas to make a seat at the table for experts in physical activity and sport, and to think creatively about their role in shaping the future of the city.

“And to the world of physical activity and sport, to make ourselves available for those conversations to take place – to be generous with our insight and knowledge, and to be flexible in shaping our own priorities to fit into the context of our city.”

As reported this week, the 524-page draft London Plan sets out Khan’s vision for urban development and offers firm guidelines for architects and developers in a host of areas.

Okunniwa said specific recommendations around sports and recreation facilities are promising.

“The recognition of the challenges facing existing facility demand make a compelling case for the importance of addressing the capital’s facility stock,” she said.

“The solutions will be found not only in new construction, but in ensuring that access – and flexibility of access – are considered within the context of Londoners’ lives. Sensible planning around opening hours, transport links and adaptability are just as important as the development of the facilities themselves.”

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Sponsored briefing
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Retention
Member retention is often a challenge, with operators typically losing 50 per cent of their membership annually. But a close look at the habits of clubs with impressive retention rates suggests that how you communicate with members significantly impacts their loyalty
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Consumer trends
Aged 21 years or younger, Generation Z are the next customers and employees of health clubs worldwide. Tom Walker asks generational researcher Denise Villa, PhD, how this tech-savvy and social media-driven generation will affect the industry
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Fitness foresight
Health Club Management’s annual Fitness ForesightTM looks at the key trends, influences and opportunities shaping the health and fitness sector over the coming year – and beyond
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ukactive update
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IHRSA update
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What factors influence decisions made by the industry’s top buyers? Tom Walker speaks to the head of procurement at David Lloyd Leisure about how the company keeps its offer fresh
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Research
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Research
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Research
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Featured supplier: Elevate 2018 will feature new thought leadership conference alongside trade exhibition
Thanks to increasing industry support Elevate, the UK’s largest physical activity trade event, has announced details of a new thought leadership conference.
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