UK's Sport Petition - Save Our Sport
Lockdown2 has just begun and continues until at least 2 December. Concerns again turn to the future of many of our clubs and leagues. The future of bowling has never seemed so uncertain and focus now turns to the Government to see what they are prepared to give to protect the future of many of our grassroots sports.
The Sport & Recreation Alliance have launched a petition to encourage the Government to provide some additional funding to save grassroots sports such as bowling. Below is an extract from that appeal and a link to the site where you can sign the petition. If you want more details then visit the Sport & Recreation Alliance website for an update.
The UK’s sport and physical activity sector has joined forces to launch a new campaign called Save Our Sports, urging the Government to save grassroots sport, fitness and leisure facilities from permanent closure due to COVID-19.
Leaders from more than 150 bodies wrote to the Prime Minister in September asking him to provide ringfenced funding for the recovery of the sport and activity sector – or risk fuelling physical inactivity and related illnesses for a generation. There has so far been total inaction from the Government on this issue and neither the Prime Minister, nor any of his Cabinet, have as yet responded to this letter.
We would be delighted if you could get as many of your teams, volunteers, customers and wider stakeholders to sign this to continue to put pressure on Government to debate this.
The Government has to respond to all petitions that carry more than 10,000 votes.
At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament.
Currently the total stands at 16,400 votes.