Sports Legacy (4)

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What progress has been made in your work with local authorities, national governing bodies, the Football Foundation, the London Marathon Trust, the private sector and others to provide new facilities or refurbish existing facilities? Which facilities have been upgraded or built as a result of this work?


Answer for Sports Legacy (4)

Answer for Sports Legacy (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Significant progress has been made. A £7.5 million programme of investment in community sports facilities was launched in October, along with the first of our temporary mobile swimming pools - which will provide over 77,000 swimming lessons to Londoners each year.

Full roll-out of this investment programme will begin in early 2010, with the first of a series of open bidding rounds.

In addition, working with the London Playing Fields Foundation, local authorities, the Pro-Active partnerships and major governing bodies including the FA, the LTA the ECB and the RFU we have identified multi-sport playing field sites that we will be upgrading and protecting.