Friday, 12 June 2015
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Public and Members Seminar: Outdoor Recreation – The Unknown Legacy?
Limited free places for ORN members. Please use promotional code. This seminar is linked to an ORN members’ meeting on 10th and 11th June. See separate listing.
Sport is listed as a legacy outcome from major sporting events such as the Olympic and Commonwealth games. However outdoor recreation despite the huge opportunity it brings for improving public health is not specifically mentioned. Research by the Outdoor Recreation Alliance shows that outdoor recreation not only contributes an estimated £21bn to the economy but that activies such as walking, fishing, cycling or sailing are amongst our favorite pastimes. So does outdoor recreation benefit from Legacy in the way that it should?
In 2014 Helen Grant pledged the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to consider a strategy for outdoor recreation in England. As the UK faces a new government – what should the sector be saying to, and asking of, ministers and decision makers to make sure similar strategies become reality in all parts of the UK.
This half day seminar will hear how the outdoor recreation sector is benefiting from major sport event legacy and discuss what more needs to be done.
We will hear Emma Boggis CEO of Sports and Recreation Alliance and Andrew Honeyman from the Department of Culture Media and Sports discuss what may be needed to get outdoor recreation recognised as a significant legacy outcome from future major sporting events.