An attempt to anticipate, monitor and sometimes regulate change so that the leisure needs of the population can be better understood and managed by those in charge of this function.
Leisure planning has different levels of responsibility:
Primary function- e.g. the DCMS.
Secondary function- e.g. the Forestory commision.
Peripheral function- e.g. British waterways.
The Forestory comminsion are an example of an organisation who have used events to promote infomation on their area (climate and wildlife), as they have used a concert called Forest Live.
The public sector donate large amounts of money to leisure planning organisations in order to make leisure accessbile to all socio-economic states. This is why they donate money to British Waterways, so they can keep waterways conserved for people to walk along and enjoy.
Evolution of lesiure planning:
-1960-1972 (Demand phase): There was a large rise in the demand for leisure, and therefore the government put large amounts of money into public sector leisure planning.
-1973-1985 (Need phase): Public sector realised it couldn't supply to everyone, so just supplied to those who couldn't afford private sector.
-1983-1993 (Enterprise phase): Tax cuts on leisure and grants made available in order to encourage the private and voluntary sector to supply leisure.
Lesiure planning at local authority level (Also used in private but with more emphasis on competition):
Step 1: Understand the context- local policies, rationales and ideologies.
Step 2: Audit resources- What resources are already out there, cross cutting departments.
Step 3: Demand analysis- Including the different types of demand.
Step 4: Model supply and demand
Step 5: Identify existing and new provision- The catchment area also needs to be though about.
Step 6: Define management process- How, what sector, partnerships, outsourcing, charitable trusts, social enterprises.
Step 7: Produce plan.
Step 8: Monitor, evaluate and review.
Private companies will also…