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Newham named as one of London’s most inactive boroughs

PUBLISHED: 07:54 27 October 2017

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Newham, despite having a whole host of Olympic-standard facilities, is one of London’s most inactive boroughs, a study has found.

Almost 60 per cent of residents participate in no sport whatsoever - the fifth worst score in the capital - equating to roughly 150,000 people, a survey of 1,500 Londoners by GolfSupport.com has found.

Of those Londoners who do no sport, 24 pc blamed tiredness, 18 pc said they had other commitments, 12 pc thought it was too expensive, 8 pc lack motivation and 6 pc have no desire to do sport.

Camden is London’s most active borough, with 37 pc of residents doing no sport.

“The fast-paced nature of London translates to its residents, who are preoccupied with work and social engagements,” said GolfSupport.com’s managing director, Gary Swift.

“Whilst the Olympics did initially surge sport participation numbers, it seems the nostalgia is now stagnating.”

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  • The olympics? Don’t make me laugh! All that cash and HOW has Newham benefited? Do tell. Perhaps if Recorder journos took a tour around parts of E6, E12 and E7, they’d realise that Newham Council focused - and still focuses - on the E15, E20 and E16 bits of Newham. Pavements ridden with horrible red spit, fly tipping, beggars, prostitution, drug dealers and feral gangs are now part rampant but what does the council care? As long as their nice doggie bowl, posh shopping centre and palatial HQ continue to shine on the media stage. Has the Recorder asked where our £40 million has gone? Is the Recorder aware the famous dog bowl is facing administration? And why is it that Newham councillors are so indifferent to the borough they’re supposed to represent? As for Newham being “active”? Well, here’s a fact: just take a bus journey anywhere in Newham and watch how the kids jump a bus to travel one stop Distance armed with their stinking boxes of take-away chicken. Says it all really.

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    Joan Hammond

    Saturday, October 28, 2017

  • The olympics? Don’t make me laugh! All that cash and HOW has Newham benefited? Do tell. Perhaps if Recorder journos took a tour around parts of E6, E12 and E7, they’d realise that Newham Council focused - and still focuses - on the E15, E20 and E16 bits of Newham. Pavements ridden with horrible red spit, fly tipping, beggars, prostitution, drug dealers and feral gangs are now part rampant but what does the council care? As long as their nice doggie bowl, posh shopping centre and palatial HQ continue to shine on the media stage. Has the Recorder asked where our £40 million has gone? Is the Recorder aware the famous dog bowl is facing administration? And why is it that Newham councillors are so indifferent to the borough they’re supposed to represent? As for Newham being “active”? Well, here’s a fact: just take a bus journey anywhere in Newham and watch how the kids jump a bus to travel one stop Distance armed with their stinking boxes of take-away chicken. Says it all really.

    Report this comment

    Joan Hammond

    Saturday, October 28, 2017

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