Accessing leisure centres for people with disabilities

Closed 16 Dec 2022

Opened 17 Nov 2022

Feedback updated 3 Feb 2023

We asked

During December 2022, as part of the International Day of Disabilities, West Northants Council’s Disabled People’s Forum ran a survey to find out what prevented people from accessing Leisure Centres for sports activities. This was carried out with the knowledge of Daventry, Towcester, Brackley and Trilogy Leisure Centres and Northants Sport. Drop in meet and greet sessions for people with disabilities were offered over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd December where people could meet staff and have a look around the facilities.

You said

There were a total of 33 responses, 21 were full responses, the remaining 12 were incomplete. All responses have been incorporated into a report, which is available on the councils Disabled People's Forum webpage, (Events and Projects area).

We did

The information is being shared with WNC’s Sports and Active Lives Service, Northants Sport and the Leisure Centres to understand the barriers people with disabilities face which could be useful information for shaping their future offer and will be discussed at a future Disabled People’s Forum meeting.  If you would like to join the Forum please contact us at


West Northamptonshire Council's Disabled People's Forum are working with Leisure Centres across West Northants as well as Northamptonshire Sport to find out more about what people with disabilities want when it comes to accessing leisure centres in order to be active. 

We are interested in what sports or sports facilities those with disabilities use or would like to use and what barriers they are faced with in accessing these. The information will be used to provide detail about the suitability of current local area sport and leisure facilities and fed back to the local leisure providers.

Have your say

You can give your views by:

  • completing the online survey following the link below and/ or
  • attending a drop in sessions where people with disabilities can take a tour of the facilities and ask questions

Drop-in sessions

The drop in sessions are being held on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December.

On Saturday 3 December from 1pm to 4pm at the either

  • Daventry Leisure Centre, Lodge Rd, Daventry, NN11 4FP or
  • Danes Camp, Clannell Road, Northampton, NN4 0RX

On Sunday 4 December from 10am to 2pm at the either

  • Towcester Centre for Leisure, Milton Way, Towcester, NN12 6UW or
  • Brackley Leisure Centre, Springfield Way, Brackley, NN13 6JJ 

For further information, any queries, or if you require information in an alternative format please contact us by: 


Telephone: 07826 993847

What happens next

At the end of the consultation period, the Council will collate and review all of the feedback received. The resulting data will go towards shaping future plans and help in removing barriers to getting active. The information you provide from this survey will be:

  • used to understand concerns around suitability of local area leisure centres for disabled people
  • shared with local leisure providers and the Disabled People's Forum

This consultation closes at midnight on Friday 16 December 2022

Thank you for taking the time to give us your views.

For further detail of how we handle data please see the Community Safety and Engagement Privacy Notice.

If you would like further information on the Disabled People's Forum or Northamptonshire Sport please visit the related pages at the bottom of this page.


  • Engagement activities
  • Culture and tourism
  • Health, leisure and parks
  • Public Health