Has a network of planning managers who have a statutory role in the planning system to protect playing fields and provide consultation responses to planning applications relating to sporting facilities . They also play a key role in strategic planning for sports facilities, providing advice and support to local authorities to assess need for facilities in their local area.
Professional community club organisations (CCOs)
These offer a variety of programmes and services to support local communities (sporting and non-sporting). The Tigers Sport & Education Trust (Hull City AFC) runs a variety of health, education, engagement, football and sporting activities within the local area.
The Trust is a registered charity linked to Hull City Football Club that endeavours to establish a sustainable impact in communities in which it works. The Trust is open to opportunities to partner with facility owners (schools, local football clubs and leisure providers) to maximise funding and deliver more activity. The Trust prioritises areas based on the outcomes that could be achieved i.e. progression in football and sport, improved health and wellbeing, improved academic attainment and employability skills, reduced crime and anti-social behaviour.
The Trust provides coaching services in primary schools to children of all abilities and encourages participation outside of school by placing holiday activities in clusters of partner schools. Within the clusters, the Trust will link with local grassroots clubs to provide further progression.
Local leisure operator
Leisure facilities in Kingston Upon Hull are operated by Hull Culture & Leisure (HCAL), a limited company wholly owned by Hull City Council. It currently runs the City's indoor sports provision and is responsible for booking of grass pitch football sites. HCAL have recently developed the City's Sport & Physical Activity strategy - 'Towards an Active Hull'.
This has taken place with a broad and diverse set of community groups in Kingston Upon Hull. 21 individuals (representing 16 local organisations) were spoken to. The agencies consulted include:
- The Goodwin Development Trust
- Hessle Road Network
- Friends of Pelican Park
- University of Hull
- Hull College
(See Appendix B for full list of consultees)