Have your say on new sports PlayZones

Leeds City Council is asking residents for their views on improving two Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) in South Leeds and turning them into PlayZones.

Primarily funded by the Football Foundation, PlayZones are high quality facilities offering space for recreational physical activity across sports such as Football, Netball, Rugby, Cricket, Hockey or Basketball.

Cross Flatts Park and Holbeck Community Centre in the heart of Holbeck (a Health for All managed building facing onto the motorway, Elland Road) are two of six MUGAs areas in Leeds which are currently being consulted on to find out community interest in them becoming PlayZones. It is important community voices and groups (current and potential future users) are feeding into whether they’d like to see a PlayZone in their area and how they’d like to use one if it happened.

The PlayZone Programme is an investment programme aimed at tackling inequalities in physical activity and access to facilities by funding community-led spaces. Its aim is to focus on communities with the greatest need and will deliver new or refurbished safe and accessible mini pitches that will allow priority groups to be more active.

You can give your views by completing the online survey, following the links below. If any groups want to give a collective response, please contact karen.peck@leeds.gov.uk for a survey which will help you capture your group conversations. Any groups which feel a face to face visit would be of benefit should also contact Karen.

To complete the survey for Cross Flatts Park go to: surveys.leeds.gov.uk/s/FHLWNS

For Holbeck Community Centre go to: surveys.leeds.gov.uk/s/4II4QZ

Both surveys close on Friday 17 May.


This post was written by Karen Peck


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