Public sector organisations are owned by local authorities and trade in a profit-and-loss basis. Leisure provision includes leisure centres, swimming pools and skateboard parks.
Facilities open to all - they are non-exclusive
They are run by local authorities and managed by local authority employees.
They are run as business operations, with the aim of breaking even
They trade on set prices according to pre-set budgets
The facilities and services are of adequate or improving standard
Increase participation in physical activity
Increase health and fitness of individuals and improve the health and well-being of the community
Increase social control and reduce crime in the community
Improve social intergration
Provide for social needs, equal opportunities and social inclusion
Private sector organisations are privately owned businesses that promote activities to make a profit. In order to attract clients, the facilities and services offered have to be of very high standard. Fitness clubs such as Fitness First and the David Lloyd health…