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Leisure, recreation and sports

Photo - The girls tag rugby team at DGTI in 2011

We are currently half way through the ten-year Leisure and Health Strategy. In May 2013, we completed a review of our progress to date and the Council Executive approved the updated aims and priorities for delivery over the next five years. You can download a copy of the updated Leisure and Health Strategy here (PDF logo pdf 602kb).

The overall aim of the Leisure and Health Strategy is to achieve greater participation in healthy activities. The Leisure Team has been working on the following projects to achieve this overall goal:

Current Projects, Events and Provision

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Recently Completed Events and Facility Projects

Current or recent sports development projects

  • Active Villagesexternal website - a project to deliver low costs sports activities for young people and adults in twenty+ villages in North Devon; due to start in Autumn 2011
  • Sportivateexternal website - a project to provide low cost sports opportunities for young people aged 14 to 25; due to start in Winter 2011
  • Northern Devon Cycling Project - a project that drew down £98k of external funding to purchase a fleet of mountain bikes for school and community use in North Devon and Torridge - finished July 2011

Club and coach development opportunities

Current or recent strategies and plans to support development in North Devon

  • Open Space Development Action Plans - Projects that have been identified to be delivered in North Devon using developer contributions from Section 106 agreements.
  • Open Space Strategy - Creation and Enhancement of Playing/Sports Areas in North Devon.
  • In April 2008, North Devon Council adopted its Leisure and Health Strategy (pdf 647 kB) PDF logo. The strategy outlines the key objectives for the authority up to 2018.

Contact information

Parks, Leisure and Culture team
Property and Technical Services
North Devon Council
Civic Centre
EX31 1EA

Telephone: 01271 318533
For Typetalk: precede with 18001
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Our office hours are 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

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