Sports & Leisure Working Group

Members: Jane Spalton, Diane Brindley, Julia Williams, Yvette Lydon

The results of the 2016 Questionnaire showed:

The existing facilities:
– The existing sports facilities are all important but there were many requests for new equipment
– The teenagers feel left out with no equipment specifically for them
– If possible, the existing football pitch by the school should be used more widely and for additional purposes

The annual Village events are all very popular, particularly:
– May Day fete
– Music on the Park
– Pantomime
– Village show

There was much interest in a wide range of new activities:
– Fitness, yoga/pilates & dance classes
– Badminton
– Adult education
– Family sports day
– Bonfire night
– Treasure hunt/Walks
– Village BBQ
– There is some interest in individual allotments, but more in a community garden/orchard

WHAT WE HAVE DONE TO DATE:

– Prepared a summary of the existing leisure activities in the local area, now in the CB Handbook

– Organised taster sessions for yoga, pilates, zumba, dance-fit, ballroom dancing and chair-based exercise and then helped tutors establish classes in suitable local venues

– Investigated land available for allotments and community garden/orchard

– Looked in to possibility of having more bridleways

– Organised taster session for film evening

– Set up a walking group which organises monthly walks

– Prepared leaflet with 3 local walks 

The majority of the activities are now on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions but will be resumed when venues become available and it is possible to do them safely.

Click Here to see Action Plan for Sports & Leisure
Click Here to see the village walks leaflet
Click Here to see exercise classes available in Church Broughton*

(Click here for more information on chair-based exercise)