County and National Announcements and Documents
The most recent are first.
Primary school sport is set to be transformed thanks to a £150m-a-year boost that will improve coaching for the youngest pupils and inspire the Olympic and Paralympic stars of the future, the Prime Minister announced today (Saturday 16th March). Sport England, too, is investing £1.5 million a year of lottery funding through the County Sport partnerships to help Primary Schools link up with local sports coaches, clubs and sports governing bodies.
Click here to read the full announcement on the Official site of the Prime Minister's Office
Sport England Announces Sport -by-Sport Investment plans Feb 2013
Sport And Recreation Alliance's Report on Sport in England
Sport England announces Plans and £493m Funding for Sport for next 4 Years
Health and Wellbeing Boards
In 2013, local authorities will be tasked with coordinating the local NHS, social care, children's services and public health through new Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs).
In Hertfordshire, a shadow HWB has been meeting since July 2011 to prepare for its new responsibilities.
For more information go to the HWB website
Herts Physical Activity Alliance, 13 January 2012 Minutes and Presentations
Government investment in Legacy,
DCMS, 10th Jan 2012: Creating a sporting habit for life - A new youth sport strategy. Helping to deliver a sporting legacy from the 2012 Games Click here for the document (pdf).
Hertfordshire Physical Activity Alliance Update, December 2011
School Sport Reorganisation Assessment One Year On
Sports minister, 15th December: School sport “nothing to do with me… but the School Games are”
see also in this report [website: Left Foot Forward] 'talk [by the present Gpvernment] of falling participation under the last government is simply not backed up by the evidence of the soon-to-be-abolished PE and Sport Survey.' Details show:' the percentage of pupils involved in intra-sport competitive activities rose 30 percentage points from 58 per cent in 2006/07 to 78 per cent in 2009/10'. The abolition of the PE and Sport Survey will mean that the Government is very likely never to be able to be held to account.
Current Guidlines on Levels of Physical Activity to Minimise Health Risks, by Chief Medical Officers
Physical Activity and Sport: What Should We Recommend? Article by Prof Mike Weed,
Sports Parliamentary Bulletin - 28 March 2011, Impact of the Budget, Government's 'Growth' Review, etc.
Response to WHSPAA's concerns on the demise of SSPs after the meeting with MP Grant Shapps, 14th January.
Letter from Rt Hon Michael Gove, MP, 10th March, click here
Letter from Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, MP, 31st January, click here
Hertfordshire Community Foundation Annual Conference 2010 - The Big Society and Hertfordshire
Healthy Lives, Healthy People: transparency in outcomes, proposals for a public health outcomes framework. Proposal document and Consultation (ends 31st March 2011) see DoH website .
Parliamentary Sports Bulletin from Sport England, 20Dec2010, click here
School Sports Parnerships [ National website]
Exclusive: Prime Minister set to announce U-turn on school sports funding ' (16th Dec) See article on 'Inside the Games' website
"2nd December, MP Grant Shapps stated: 'we know we haven't got this right and that a better solution is now being sought'.
Olympic Badminton Medallist (2000), Jo Goode, and Olympic Badminton Team Manager (1996), Andy Goode, both support the School Sport Partnership programme in general and Welwyn Hatfield SSP in particular.
Nick Brooking, Director of Sport for the University of Hertfordshire, supports the SSP programme and is concerned at its demise. Click to read his statement here.
Tuesday, 30th November the House of Commons debated the decision of Michael Gove, the education secretary, to toss the school sports programme on to the bonfire, replacing it with a "Schools Olympics", funded to the tune of £10m..' From the Guardian Blog The debate went in favour of the Government. Dave Bartlett, Chairman of WHSPAA says "This is a sad day for our children, in particular, but the our wider community as well." Click on County and National Announcements page to read more and
SE Parliamentary Sports Report 23Nov10
- House of Lords agree terms of National Lottery for sport
- Early Day Motion on School Sports Partnerships
- MPs debate Sports Grounds Safety Authority
- Lords EU Social Policies Sub-Committee hears from CCPR on the inquiry into grassroots sport and the EU
- London Cycle Scheme Extended
Click here for the full Parliamentary Sports Report 23 Nov 10
Herts Forward Conference 2010 - 'Hertfordshire's Big Society'
12th November, Presentations
Places People Play: London 2012 mass participation legacy plans unveiled, 'Clubs, community and voluntary sector groups and councils will be able to apply for grants of between £25,000 and £150,000'
- on Sport England website, click here
Urgent! Support needed for our School Sports Partnerships
Last school year our SSP provided over 7000 Welwyn Hatfield children with competitive sport events. Read the full report on the PE and School Sport page, or click here.
Not only has Secretary for Education, Michael Gove, demolished SSPs and made the staff who deliver competitive sport redundant (from February 2011) but he wants Olympic-style competition by June 2010!
Clare McCawley, Partnership Development Manager
Dacorum School Sports Partnership
The Cavendish School, Warners End Road
Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP1 3DW
Government (DCMS), Sport England and YST plans and consultation on Olympic and Paralympic Style Games for Schools: Click here
Comprehensive Spending Review Documents
Sport England Statement: Sport England's four-year funding announced
Youth Sports Trust's/ Baroness Sue Campbell's CSR Statement
Guardian Newspaper: 'Funding Cuts will 'decimate' 10 years of progress in school sport.' Click here for link to their report.
Chairman's Summary and Comments on the Impact of the Governement's CSR
Impact on Health: Regional Health meeting, 1st November, Briefing sheet
Pre-Meeting briefing sheet for Regional Physical Activity Alliance meeting, 1st Nov
Competetive Sport in Schools - Government and SE plans - on SE website
- Lottery Consultation Report
- Lottery Consultation Paper
Letter from Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, MP, 31st January, click here
Minimum amount of physical activity for reduced mortality and extended life expectancy: a prospective cohort study (Published in the Lancet online August 16. www.thelancet.com)