Playing fields are an important part of the network of sports facilities and resources across Torbay. In recognition of this, we have appointed specialist consultants to prepare a new Playing Pitch Strategy. Over the next six months, consultants from Bennett Leisure & Planning Ltd (belap) and Stuart Todd Associates will be collecting views from local sports clubs, teams, leagues and organisations.
Through questionnaires, phone calls and where feasible, meetings with local groups, the aim is to gather information on the current usage of playing pitches, artificial turf pitches, tennis courts, bowling greens and athletics facilities across Torbay. As part of the process, users will also be asked about their future aspirations for playing pitches.
By working with a wide range of user groups, we hope to gather information that will; improve the management and maintenance of sports facilities, help attract relevant funding, support the provision of sports facilities through the Local Plan and help local communities understand the needs of residents and users relating to pitch playing facilities.
A Playing Pitch Strategy Steering Group has already been established, made up of representatives from us, Sport England, National Governing Bodies of Sport, Active Devon and Sport Torbay. Together they will create a ‘Vision for Playing Pitches in the Bay’ and develop a draft Strategy and Action Plan that will be ready for early summer next year.5951
This strategy sets out the strategic direction and site specific priorities for the future delivery of sports facilities across Torbay until 2021.
Torbays playing pitch strategy from October 2014 to 2021.
Action plan for Torbays playing pitch strategy from October 2014 to 2021.
A Plan for Sport aims to review the actions achieved since the development of the sports strategy and identifies the future priorities in sport across a range of organisations.
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