The Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) and the Sport & Recreation Alliance (SRA) have launched an online consultation for a national outdoor recreation strategy, which can be accessed via this link until Friday 19th June.
This builds on many positive conversations between the OIA and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and other government departments, which culminated the in the former Minister for Sport and Tourism Helen Grant MP speaking at this year’s OIA Conference.
Following this event, the SRA and the OIA were asked by the DCMS to gather the views of the sector on what could be included in a national outdoor recreation strategy for England. Now that the general election is over, all parties are keen to keep the momentum around a national outdoor recreation strategy alive and run a consultation with members and the wider sector.
OIA CEO Andrew Denton said: “We know that many of you have already done a lot of good work in this area and we see this consultation as an opportunity to bring your views together and provide focused recommendations to Government on behalf of our sector.”
The online consultation asks for issues and solutions that could be addressed in a national outdoor recreation strategy. This spans a wide range of themes linked to the outdoors including health, education, tourism and the economy, as well as making the outdoor accessible for all.
Further information and a link to the survey (which closes on 19th June) is available here.