Stakeholders, third sector organisations and public sector partners are invited to share their views on a draft of Fife’s Physical Activity & Sport Strategy 2021 - 2024, which has been developed in conjunction with Fife Partnership (including Fife Council, Fife Sports & Leisure Trust, NHS Fife and Sport Scotland).
On 01 April, Fife Council's Policy & Coordination Committee approved the associated report and noted the development work on the strategy, agreeing that following further consultation, a final draft be presented to a future Community & Housing Services sub-Committee, which is due on 26 May.
The overall strategy aims to improve the lives of people across Fife through participation in physical activity and sport. The objectives are to:
Provide strategic leadership - leading policy, legislation and system change so that physical activity becomes a central feature in policy and practice relating to planning, transport, health and social care, economic development, education and the environment
Create an Active Fife – where everyone is encouraged and enabled to take part in physical activity, sport and leisure
Put communities at the heart – by championing and enabling community-led initiatives and approaches that promote community wellbeing
Changing Lives & Inclusion - Support individuals and community organisations to intentionally use sport and physical activity to positively impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals (their skills and learning), where cost is not a barrier to participation and ensuring a more inclusive and healthier Fife
Provide seamless services – with facilities and opportunities designed to meet the needs of individuals and communities across Fife and attract visitors to Fife
Development & Improvement - ensuring local assets/facilities are better used, through joint planning of programming and provision, recognising the contribution community clubs/groups make towards engaging the people of Fife in physically active lives