Your chance to shape sport and physical activity provision

Published Thursday, 2nd July 2020

Residents of Hartlepool are being urged not to miss out on a chance to help shape the future provision of sport and physical activity in the town

They are being asked to complete an online survey, commissioned by Hartlepool Borough Council, before it ends on July 7th.

The survey which comprises 30 questions, is open to all, but the Council is particularly keen to engage with people who do not normally use its facilities and those who are perhaps less active.

All information provided is totally anonymous and the survey can be accessed at

Head of Leisure, Recreation and Participation Ian Gardiner 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.

“We’ve had a very good response so far, but we are keen to get the views of as many people as possible. If you haven’t already, then please complete the survey before July 7th.

“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.”