Public and private sector partners working together to deliver excellent facilities

This is the title of one of the presentations at Great facilities for community sport and physical activity…where, how, who? A conference which focuses on how best to develop facilities which increases the number of active people in an enterprising and sustainable way

30th April 2014

Meadow Park Conference Centre

Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3RN

This one-day event will provide lots of examples of best practice of identifying, creating and/or developing great facilities for people to become more active. Different solutions from different environments by different people.

Delegates can learn from others and adapt ideas to suit their own environment. Pick up helpful insights, learning from people themselves and the providers who have been successful.

Delivered by Rebecca Clayton, Sports Development & Physical Activity Manager, Sandwell Leisure Trust this presentation will over:

The Portway Lifestyle Centre is the result of a partnership between Sandwell Council, Department of Health, NHS England, Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, Sandwell Leisure Trust and Sandwell LIFTCo.

The purpose built £18.1million centre opened its doors in September 2013, and now enables the people of Sandwell to have access to improved standards of healthcare and leisure facilities in a specially designed, fit for purpose building, including a GP Practice, four-court sports hall, a hydro-therapy pool for rehabilitation and other therapeutic purposes, a sensory room, a climbing wall, and other sports and health facilities. The entire project was aided by £1.5 million awarded from Sport England.

The project is a real example of the vision and commitment of public and private sector partners working together to deliver excellence for local communities, which will have a positive impact on the health and quality of life of many thousands of people living in the borough.

Rebecca Clayton is the Trust’s Sports Development and Physical Activity Manager supporting participants to access the facilities managed by the Trust as well as delivering a vast amount of outreach work in response to community need. 

For more information about this event call 01423 326 660 or email

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