I am very excited to be joining Duncan and the SLC team as a Director. The leisure and cultural services industry is going through a period of rapid change and SLC are well placed to play a key role in influencing and developing the market. My background in leisure facility planning and development and extensive…
The last two years has seen a significant change in the leisure management procurement market but it is about to change once more. Procurements concluded during the last two years have seen more and more services move from subsidy to delivering surpluses for local authorities on the back of extremely competitive bids from the market.…
Oxford City Council’s Community Centre Strategy for 2016 – 2020 which SLC supported by developing the Strategy’s evidence base.
As Managing Consultant Toby Kingsbury reaches one year at SLC, he has written an article detailing his learning points for the Sport and Leisure Industry from the consultant’s perspective.
A new government in Westminster is forming, elected by an increasingly unhealthy electorate. The Brits just can’t help eating too much and exercising too little.
Challenging thoughtpiece on local authority leisure provision and services.
Read Duncan Wood-Allum’s interview in CIMSPA’s magazine, the S&PA Professional. His interview discusses why Councils need to take a smarter approach to leisure commissioning and discusses his view of priorities for the sector.
The Government Sports Strategy recognises that “local authorities have and will continue to have, an absolutely crucial role to play in delivering sport and physical activity opportunities.”
The stark choice facing Leisure and Culture.
With the LGA predicting the potential loss of leisure services by 2020, Duncan Wood-Allum explores the potential of this popular, but embattled sector to reinvent itself.