Last chance for you to submit your views on Telford & Wrekin Leisure Facilities and Services

Last few days remain for you to submit your views in our online resident’s survey about Telford & Wrekin's future leisure facilities and services. The survey went live from Wednesday 4 May and is due to close at the end of this month (Tuesday 31 May).

If you are a resident aged 16 and over we’d encourage you to have a say by completing the survey. The survey will be accessible through the council’s website

Telford & Wrekin Council is seeking views and opinions from residents to help inform and shape its future leisure facilities and services. The council has recently commissioned industry experts (Max Associates) to support the production of a new strategy to ensure that it’s indoor sports and leisure provision is able to meet current and future demand and will encourage more residents to be physically active.

Views sought on Telford & Wrekin Leisure Facilities and Services 

The current Leisure Facilities Framework was published in 2007 and since that time the council has developed new facilities and replaced, extended, or refurbished all of its leisure centres. The new strategy will provide an assessment of future community need and an evidence base for sports and leisure planning, investment and policy decision making over the next 10 years.

We want to hear both from residents who use the leisure centres as to how we can make them even better and from residents who don’t currently use them how we can encourage and support them to do so.

Councillor Kelly Middleton (Lab) Cabinet Member for Leisure, Public Health and Well-being, Equalities and Partnerships said:

“This is an exciting time as we look ahead to our future investments into Telford & Wrekin Council’s Leisure services and how we can continue to provide what our residents want and need and we can only can do that by listening to what those needs are. I strongly encourage residents to take a few minutes to complete the survey and be part of this consultation which will shape our future leisure provision.  

The new strategy will ensure that the council’s leisure facilities continue to contribute to our commitment to ‘Protect, Care and Invest’ and to ensure every child, young person and adult lives well in their community. The council has invested in its leisure facilities and policies, including free swimming for under 25s, to ensure that the whole community can access high quality community leisure provision. We now need your views as to how the future service can be developed and improved to support more people to be physically active.

Kirsty Winders, Assistant Director, MaxAssociates said:

“MaxAssociates is delighted to be working with Telford & Wrekin Council to develop a new Indoor Sports and Leisure Strategy. The Council has an excellent track record of engaging and supporting its residents to be physically active, and now wants to build on this trend and identify opportunities to further increase levels of physical activity across the borough. We all know being physically active is good for us, but, there are many reasons why we are not active enough. So, we are encouraging all residents, whether you use leisure centres or not to engage with the consultation process and complete the survey. We want you to shape the strategy and help us develop solutions that are bespoke to your needs.”