It is an exciting time for sport and physical activity in Barnet; in December 2015 the Council approved the location of a new leisure facility at Victoria Recreation Ground, New Barnet, in addition to the redevelopment of Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre. Taking part in sport and physical activity is invaluable to our health and wellbeing, and we are committed to developing and diversifying leisure provision to enable opportunities for residents of all ages and ability.
The enthusiasm to enhance and sustain participation is recognised by our leisure provider in Barnet, GLL, who acknowledge the vital connection between physical activity and health. This continued area of improvement has been underpinned by varying initiatives including partnership schemes for carers, prescribed exercise and cancer rehabilitation.
The recently launched ‘A New Strategy for an Active Nation’ recognises the importance of positive experiences of sport and physical activity from the age of 5 in contributing to a lifetime of participation. So whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a complete beginner, whether you’re driven by competitive activity or are interested in recreational exercise, get down to your local leisure centre to see what’s on offer.
Councillor Sachin Rajput,
Chairman of Barnet Council’s Adults and Safeguarding Committee.