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This document provides licensing scheme options which must be obtained by commercial physical activity providers operating in Lambeth parks and open spaces.
The physical activity training licensing scheme has the following aims:
The license fee has been created in line with the Council’s cultural fees and charge objectives which are transparency, fairness, quality and growth. The licensing scheme works to enforce the Lambeth byelaw:
“No person shall without the consent of the council provide or offer any service for which a charge is made”.
Physical activity providers must meet the following minimum requirements to be eligible to obtain a license:
The whole fee will be invoiced on license agreement.
The full payment policy is available in the License fee information document.
Groups or organisations that propose or offer activities that deliver outcomes which meet our cooperative values of reciprocity and partnership and deliver to the target groups outlined in the Active Lambeth Plan will be priortised for a discount under the scheme.
The priority groups are:
We know from the Lambeth Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (2012) the following headline facts regarding Lambeth’s
health and wellbeing needs:
NHS Lambeth has prioritised seven health conditions or risk factors in its Strategic Plan:
Some of the major long term conditions impacting on the health of the population include, coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cancer.
Lambeth also has one of the highest levels of mental health need in London.
Public Health England published data regarding childhood obesity showing that in the 2013-14 academic year, 41.5% of 10-11 year olds were either overweight or obese.
Avoidance of ill health (coronary heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes etc.), increasing independence and a reduction in stress anxiety and depression represent our collective challenge to encourage the shift from inactivity to activity.
This cannot be ignored given reports that physical inactivity leads to an estimated 126 premature deaths in Lambeth per year (37,000 nationally). Significantly, physical activity and sport has the potential to reduce the death rates for people with long term health conditions which have a major impact on the health of Lambeth’s population.
Physical activity providers who submit additional targeted programming to address our priority outcomes will be considered for a discounted license fee.
Discounts will be based on the nature and scope of activity by the physical activity provider and subject to review on a case by case basis.
Delegated council staff and nominated representatives have the authority to enforce the physical activity licensing scheme. Breach of the park byelaws may result in prosecution.
If you have any enquiries please contact:
Commissioning Development Officer (Sports and Leisure)
Telephone: 020 7926 7519
Mobile: 07720 827 657