Get in the running for a prize by completing the Sports Participation Survey
RESIDENTS in the Great Yarmouth borough are invited to complete a short survey around sports participation to get in the running to win one of five £15 shopping gift cards, or a three-month gym and swim membership.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Active Norfolk, the county sports partnership, are undertaking the survey to shape understanding of residents' physical activity levels, identify potential barriers to keeping fit, and gauge views on existing sporting facilities and possible improvements.
The borough council will use this vital feedback to support funding bids to bodies such as Sports England in order to further improve facilities. Active Norfolk will use the insights to better understand local participation and develop a tailored approach for the borough to encourage physical activity.
Residents are invited to take part in the survey until Friday, October 12. People can complete it online at www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk/have-your-say or pick up a hard copy and freepost envelope at the Town Hall, Great Yarmouth Library, Gorleston Library, the Marina Centre or Phoenix Pool and Gym.
Opportunities to meet with staff and ask questions about the survey are as follows:
- September 21, 10am-2pm - Great Yarmouth Library
- September 25, 10am-1pm - Gorleston Library
- October 3, 10am-2pm - Great Yarmouth Library
- October 10, 10am-2pm - Gorleston Library
Those completing the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win one of ten £15 One4all gift cards that can be spent at a range of high street stores and online. Sentinel Leisure Trust have also donated a prize of a three-month gym and swim membership pass.
Cllr Graham Plant, the council leader, said: "In order to support local health and fitness, the council works with a range of partners and also runs various sports facilities. We've recently completed a major redevelopment of the Phoenix Pool and we're now looking at enhancing facilities at the Marina Centre and the Wellesley Recreation Ground.
"We encourage all residents to take part in this short survey, which will help us understand more about participation levels and how residents use such facilities. Not only will you be in the running to win some fantastic prizes, but the vital feedback will support future funding bids for improvements to facilities and complement our Sports and Leisure Strategy that's guiding our work in this area into the future."
Ben Jones, Director of Active Norfolk, said: "We are pleased to be working with the borough council on this survey which will help us to develop our understanding of the needs and wants of local residents, and the barriers to physical activity that they experience. This information will greatly support the work we do with local and national partners to help strengthen and improve residents' health and well-being through physical activity."