Creative solution are emerging to enable the leisure sector to thrive

By William Benson | 17 November 2023

We’ve all felt the financial impact of rising energy bills and increasing costs over the last couple of years, but the consequences for the leisure sector, which faces particular energy demands, are threatening the survival of facilities which are vital to community health and wellbeing.

With bills for leisure centres up to 200% higher than normal, it’s not surprising that 31% of English council areas are at risk of losing or reducing their leisure services, according to UKactive, with 350 facilities already seeing restrictions or closures since October 2022.

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