Tell us about your sport and physical activity needs

Published Monday, 22nd June 2020

Residents of Hartlepool are being asked to help shape the future provision of sport and physical activity in the town by completing an online survey.

The survey which has been commissioned by Hartlepool Borough Council, is open to all, but the authority is particularly keen to engage with people who do not normally use its facilities and those who are perhaps less active.

The survey which comprises 30 questions, is running until July 7th. All information provided is totally anonymous. The survey can be accessed at

Ian Gardiner, the Council’s Head of Leisure, Recreation and Participation, said: “We hope the survey will enable us to find out more about people’s habits prior to the coronavirus emergency and what they would like to see post-lockdown.

“We are keen to find out what barriers are preventing people from being active and, in turn, understand how we can help overcome these in the future. 

“The insight that it will provide will be key to the development of quality services and facilities going forward - including improvements at Headland Sports Hall, Brierton Leisure Centre and plans for the proposed new leisure centre on the Waterfront site - so I’d encourage as many people as possible to share their views with us.”

“As well as helping to influence our future plans on a strategic level, the information from the survey will also assist us operationally in helping to shape what we deliver, how we deliver it, to whom and where, reflecting the ongoing impact of Covid-19 on our activity habits and needs.”