Adults in borough are the most active

Residents in the borough are the most active in the region, a national survey has revealed.

Research published by Sport England shows more than 40 per cent of adults in North Tyneside actively participate in sports activities each week, placing it top out of the 12 local authority areas in the north east and 13th nationally.

And the Active People survey, which measures how many people over the age of 16 take part in moderate intensity sport at least once a week, placed North Tyneside second in the region for the amount of adults who partake in sport activities three times a week.

Coun Eddie Darke, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “With our partners, we work hard to promote the benefits of healthy living and participation in sporting activities.

“This survey shows the population of North Tyneside is becoming more active which is fantastic news.

“Our commitment to encouraging health and wellbeing can be seen by the investment we have made into sport and leisure facilities.

“And we have also been looking at other ways to encourage people to participate in sport.

“As well as traditional leisure centre activities, we have dedicated teams who work hard to introduce and develop new sporting opportunities, in different settings, across the borough.”

Since the annual survey began seven years ago, North Tyneside has seen an almost ten per cent rise in the amount of active adults.