Our vision is that all residents are given the opportunity to lead healthy lifestyles and maintain their own health and wellbeing by participating in leisure and cultural activities. Leisure services play an important role in keeping people fit and healthy. We aim to significantly increase the number of Wigan residents participating in regular physical activity, particularly targeting those who are currently inactive, with the aim of reducing future NHS treatments.
We will ensure that suitable and accessible facilities are provided across the borough through a range of providers (including public, private and voluntary organisations) and will encourage residents to use these in order to benefit their health and wellbeing.
The strategy ensures that the resources available to the council in the next five to ten years for leisure and cultural services are spent in the best way possible to make the biggest impact on the health and wellbeing of our residents.