The council and Everyone Active are committed to proactively addressing health inequalities in the borough with the aim of getting residents more active. The service has therefore been re-designed to help extend its reach and impact across the borough by specifying a new programme of outreach activities to help tackle inactivity in local communities.
Crawley Borough Council has agreed a new 10-year partnership with leisure operator Everyone Active to manage and help develop its sport and leisure facilities and services. The new contract will include the operation of the council’s flagship facility, K2 Crawley together with The Bewbush Centre and Broadfield 3G Pitch and Pavilion.
The new contract is based upon a shared vision and commitment to increase participation in sport and physical activity, particularly among under-represented groups, and will be supported by a partnership philosophy of collaboration between the council, Everyone Active and a range of key stakeholders.
Under the new contract Everyone Active will be obliged to comply with the pay rates of the Living Wage Foundation in accordance with the council’s commitment as a Living Wage employer.
Despite this widening of the service and required outcomes, the council has managed to secure significant revenue savings over the 10-year period.
The Sport, Leisure & Culture Consultancy (SLC) has proudly supported Crawley Borough Council throughout the procurement process, led by Director, Toby Kingsbury.
Toby said of SLC’s involvement in the project, “We are delighted with the result for Crawley Borough Council. They are rightly proud of the facilities and services they provide and have taken an exemplar approach to setting up the new contract based upon clearly defined required outcomes. This new partnership is a great example of how effective procurement of a mature, third-generation contract can still make significant revenue savings whilst extending the scope of services to deliver wider health and wellbeing outcomes and increased social value.”
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Toby Kingsbury, Director
The Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy
T: 01444 459927