There's been a call to revive Barrow Borough Sports Council after a county council study suggested fewer people were taking part in physical activity.
The sports council fell victim to spending cuts three years ago, and Emma Broadbent, Barrow’s community development officer, said participation had "dropped massively" despite new events and a lot of work.
She said: "We have all of these wonderful opportunities but our inactivity levels have increased. People aren’t playing as much football or team sports."
Councillor Ben Shirley suggested the sports council be relaunched, saying the figures helped make the case for the area to have a "full size, 4G floodlit pitch".