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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

462 Athletics Tracks

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

3,209 Golf

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

9,103 Health and Fitness Suite

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

48 Ice Rinks

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

385 Indoor Bowls

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

385 Indoor Tennis Centre

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

156 Ski Slopes

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

13,733 Sports Hall

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

7,574 Studio

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

6,056 Swimming Pool

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

74,697 Grass Pitches

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

6,014 Artificial Grass Pitch

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

5,223 Squash Courts

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

13,230 Tennis Courts

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Clubs:

562 Basketball

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Clubs:

362 Fencing

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Clubs:

47 Handball

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Clubs:

895 Hockey

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Clubs:

1,060 Swimming

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Clubs:

1,527 Table Tennis

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Clubs:

439 Triathlon

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Clubs:

79 Weightlifting

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Clubs:

32 Wrestling

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Status:

106 No Grass Pitches Currently Marked Out

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Status:

96 Not Known

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Status:

83,918 Operational

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Status:

130 Planned

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75 Under Construction

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Accessibility:

1,190 Free Public Access

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Accessibility:

485 Not Known

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Accessibility:

31,462 Pay and Play

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Accessibility:

18,941 Private Use

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Accessibility:

7,483 Registered Membership use

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Accessibility:

38,182 Sports Club / Community Association

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

14,499 Commercial Management

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

4,447 Community Organisation

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

11 CSSC

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56 Health Authority

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

100 Industry Sports Club

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

14,440 Local Authority (in house)

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

714 MOD

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

1,420 Other

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

795 Private Contractor (PPP/PFI)

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

32,453 School/College/University (in house)

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

11,899 Sport Club

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

7,092 Trust

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Latest Updates

  • April May 2014 website updates

    April and May website updates apply a default filter to the Facility Operational Status and provide enhancements to a report presently only accessible by Sport England staff.  A Detailed Report facility count issue has also been resolved.  

  • New Sport England Strategy launched

    Sport England lauched it's new strategy "Towards an Active Nation" on Thursday 19th May.  It is available from https://www.sportengland.org/activenation.  Also follow via #ActiveNation. 

  • May 2016 website update

    The Active Places Open Data (CSV) download has been restored and is updated on a daily basis.  See page footer for download link.  No login required.  

  • Active Places self-service launched

    A new service for facility owners and managers (“site owners”) to have greater control over information held on their site records within Active Places by self-maintaining the information online launched on Tuesday 12th April. 

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an interactive mapping and reporting tool for community sport development provided by
Sport England

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Welcome to
active places power

Active Places Power is an interactive mapping and reporting tool provided by Sport England for those delivering community sport.

The web tool facilitates the strategic planning of sport provision through advanced analytical tools that reference the most authoritative sport facility and club database within the country.

Find out how, including what’s new in the redeveloped website (launched November 2012), through a short tour.

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Website design and functionality

  • Redesigned interface with more intuitive layout and integrated help
  • Improved interactive mapping with Ordnance Survey’s MasterMap
  • Customizable Area Profile "dashboard" for a quick overview of data for your area of interest
  • Dynamic drive and walking catchment area analysis
  • Enhanced export capabilities to take your analytical outputs offline in different formats

Back What else is new?

Data – the important stuff!

  • 30,000 sites, at which 64,000 facilities are located.  This equates to 80 percent of locations where formal sport takes place
  • 14 different facility types now including Squash, Outdoor Tennis, Studios as well as enhanced information on sports halls and grass pitches
  • New Club data (beta only), linked to sites showing where they train and where they play home games
  • Weekly facility data updates allowing for changes to be made and analysed more quickly
  • Overlay of Sport England’s Active People and Market segmentation in addition to Census 2011 data
  • Improved data download functionality
Back Who's APP for?

Local Authorities

Benefits include:

  • Borough Profile reports to quickly provide an "at a glance" view of sport provision area, with integrated tables, maps and charts
  • Audit existing facility provision as part of sports facility assessments and strategies;
  • Benchmark existing facility provision against geographic, hierarchic and socio-economic authorities;
  • Create catchments of existing or proposed sports facilities and determine accessibility or profile socio, economic and demographic characteristics or the local population.
Back NGBs

National Governing Bodies for Sport

Benefits include:

  • Analyse which clubs are using which facilities
  • Use tools and reports to geographically analyse data to support Whole Sport Plan process and guide investment decisions
  • Access for clubs to allow them to analyse competing facilities, travel times and develop the evidence base for funding applications
Back Who else?

Other Organisations

In addition to Local Authorities and NBGs, APP is designed for any organisation responsible for sport provision or those wanting to perform research in this sector.

Registration applications are welcomed from:

  • County Sport Partnerships, Government Departments and Lottery Distributors
  • Private sector and commercial organisations including Planning and Leisure consultancies
  • Individual clubs, Trusts and academic institutions

Back How do I register?

How to register

The site is password protected and users will be assigned different rights according to their needs and level of use.

  • In addition anyone can register for access online through a two step process
  • Depending upon your organisation and your functionality requirements, access will be granted automatically
  • Note - users registered prior to November 2012 will need to re-register
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