Making Kingston healthier and more active

Closes 24 Apr 2024

Opened 13 Mar 2024

Overview

We want to create a thriving and active community to enable everyone to lead healthier lives. We want to transform our borough into a place where residents of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle.

To make this happen we have recently created the Active Kingston Framework. This brings together three plans:

  • the Indoor Leisure Facilities Strategy
  • the Outdoor Leisure Facilities Strategy 
  • a Physical Activity assessment

The framework highlights four areas where we want to make improvements. As a council we cannot achieve this on our own and will need to work in close partnership with our communities and stakeholders, to make it happen.

More information about the four themes.

  • Active Environment 

We will ensure that Kingston has the right dedicated indoor and outdoor facilities, supported by opportunities for sport, physical activity and recreation through sensitive use of the borough’s green and blue infrastructure and a built environment that prioritises active lives.

  • Active Wellbeing

We will work with partners to improve health outcomes and tackle inequalities through targeted sport and physical activity initiatives.

  • Active Communities

We will work with local clubs and groups to ensure that the Kingston sport and recreation offer strengthens community connection, fosters social inclusion and encourages people to engage in physical activity throughout their life.

  • Active Collaboration

We will build partnerships across the private, public and voluntary sectors to identify opportunities, co-design solutions and deliver initiatives that support active communities and increase participation.

To support this framework we have created a draft plan which includes a list of actions, under each area, to help us make improvements. We are keen to hear your views on these actions, what you think we should concentrate on first and if there is anything missing. We will use your feedback to update the plan and focus on the actions you think will have the most benefits. 

If you have any questions, or need any of the information in a different format, please get in touch with us by emailing engagement@kingston.gov.uk or call the council's contact centre on 020 8547 5000, and ask for a member of the engagement team to call you back. 

Why your views matter

This engagement is really important to ensure that the actions we have set out really do meet the needs of the community. We are also continuing to engage with local clubs, community groups, Sport England, national governing bodies, public sector organisations, and other partners.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Parks & green spaces