Sport and Leisure

Bike Week Initiative

Local authorities may provide financial support and help to community, voluntary and cycling groups to organise cycling related events such as bike checks and repairs, and cycle safety promotions during national Bike Week.

Newspapers Access

Public libraries provide local and national daily and weekly newspapers for anyone to read in the library.

Outdoor Gyms

Local authorities may provide and maintain outdoor gyms which offer a range of outdoor fitness equipment such as walkers, cross trainers, rowers and steppers.

Public Playgrounds

Local authorities provide and maintain playgrounds with playhouses, swings, seesaws and multi play units.


Local authorities may provide and maintain skateparks.

Sports and Recreation Programme

Local authorities, together with their Local Sports Partnerships, may run programmes to promote sport and physical activity such as cross country events, family mountain walks, school swim programmes, sports inclusion camps, and physical activity events for children, families and older people.

Sports Grant Scheme

Local authorities may provide financial support to community and voluntary sporting organisations to develop and improve sports and recreation premises, pitches and equipment.

Women in Sport Initiative

Local Sports Partnerships may run the Women in Sport Initiative to promote sports programmes specifically for women and girls to increase their participation in sport, exercise and physical activity.