Community Leisure UK ezine
January 2021
Latest member news
Christmas cheer, festive frocks, and delicious delights for everyone, socially distanced of course!
According to AGE UK more than 850,000 older people could have spent Christmas alone in 2020.
Despite being unable to prevent their participants being alone this Christmas, The Community Team at Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture, swapped Christmas parties, buffets and winter games with personalised gifts, festive food filled hampers and Christmas Carols.
More than 70 food hampers, each filled with delicious treats, were made by the local and independent business Pocklingtons Bakery in Withern. All were hand delivered to participants doorsteps, along with a personal gift, by the Community Team.

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Impulse Leisure supports the local community by donating food
Thurrock Community Leisure (operating as Impulse Leisure) have gone above and beyond in supporting their local community over the festive period by donating food to vulnerable people in Thurrock.
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Walking app helps families discover zombies and dinosaurs in Hollingworth Lake and Country Park
An interactive mobile app has helped Rochdale residents discover the great outdoors as part of a new trail on the Love Exploring app at Hollingworth Lake and Country Park.
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Iconic Victorian pool closing for major investment
Another of Edinburgh’s iconic Victorian pools, Warrender Swim Centre, home to the Warrender Baths Club said to be the oldest, most famous and most successful swimming club in Scotland has temporarily closed for a major refurbishment, with a planned reopening in September 2021.
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New strength and conditioning suite complete
High Life Highland has completed its new strength and conditioning suite at Inverness Leisure.
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Valentines makes it into the nation’s Top Ten favourite parks!
Vision RCL is delighted that Valentines Park is one of the ten most popular Green Flag Award-winning parks in the country – for the second-year running.
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Freedom Leisure scoop two wins at the Swim Wales National Awards
This year’s virtual awards ceremony was held on Thursday 18th December. The event run by Swim Wales recognises the inspiring work that individuals and organisations deliver across Wales to enable people of all ages and abilities to learn the skill that saves lives – swimming!
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Sport Aberdeen to support people with respiratory conditions in partnership with NHS Grampian
Award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen has developed a programme to specifically support people with respiratory conditions to be active and live well, in partnership with NHS Grampian.
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GLL wins Water Leisure Operator of the Year Award
GLL has won a major award for its swimming facilities. The UK Pool & Spa Awards is the annual 'Oscars' for the leisure industry's swimming providers.
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Rochdale leisure centres receive glowing customer feedback
When Leisure centres in the borough of Rochdale reopened their doors to the public in December following a month of closure, they picked up glowing customer satisfaction scores.
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Launch of nationwide campaign to recognise and promote leisure and cultural trusts
The ‘Key to Health and Happiness’ campaign is a nationwide effort by Community Leisure UK and Bigwave Media to help communities take advantage of their local, Trust operated, leisure and cultural facilities and raise awareness of the amazing job they do in keeping local communities healthy and happy.
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Latest industry news from leisureopportunities.co.uk
Gym lockdown costing NHS £31m a month
The closing of gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools under COVID-19 restrictions is costing the NHS £7.25m a week in lost social value. The figure has been calculated based on the loss of health interventions – physical and mental – normally offered by the sector.
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07 Jan 2021
UK gyms will lose around £400m a month during lockdown
The UK physical activity sector will lose around £400m a month during lockdown.
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05 Jan 2021
UK gym industry calls for sector-specific government financial support
ukactive has called on the UK government to draft a new National Physical Activity Plan and provide further sector-specific financial protection for operators in the activity sector, to support the industry through the UK's third lockdown.
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21 Dec 2020
ukactive: gyms and leisure centres must be allowed to operate in tier 4
Forcing gyms, health clubs and leisure centres to stay shut in tier 4 areas is unthinkable, according to industry insiders – especially if the lifting of these measures will have to wait until people have been vaccinated.
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09 Dec 2020
House of Lords committee to scrutinise UK government's record on increasing participation in physical activity
The House of Lords' 'National Plan for Sport and Recreation committee' has invited sporting organisations and members of the public in the UK, to provide their views on how to tackle the barriers which prevent people from taking part in sport and physical activity, as part of an inquiry into the government's performance in relation to participation.
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09 Dec 2020
Fitness industry fights government's 'baffling' and discriminatory group exercise decision
The fitness sector is mounting a challenge to overturn the government's decision to ban group exercise in tier 3 areas in England, calling the ruling "baffling" and one which "defies belief".
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08 Dec 2020
WHO: increasing exercise levels globally would prevent 5 million deaths and save US$68bn each year
Increasing physical activity globally could prevent up to 5 million deaths each year, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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Events
All weekly HR and finance meetings have been ceased. For more information about Special Interest Group and regional / national members meetings, please contact [email protected]
Job vacancies
General Manager
Salary: Excellent salary plus benefits
Location: Taunton, UK
Company: Everyone Active
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Assistant Development Officer (Active Lifestyles)
Salary: Band D (scp 5-6 £19,321 - £19,698)
Location: Sefton, Liverpool, UK
Company: Sefton Council
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Climbing manager
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Location: Plymouth, UK
Company: Everyone Active
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Pool and Sports Centre Manager (Maternity Cover)
Salary: Competitive
Location: Leicester, UK
Company: Leicester Grammar School
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Leisure Assistant x 2
Salary: £18,426 - £18,795 per annum, pro rata
Location: Cambridge, UK
Company: Chesterton Sports Centre
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Lifeguards
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Shipston-on-Stour, UK
Company: Everyone Active
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Gymnastics Coach
Salary: Competitive
Location: St Albans, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
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Assistant Manager
Salary: £20K Basic circa
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Coach Gyms
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Membership Consultant
Salary: £15k basic + commission + Bonus
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Coach Gyms
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Membership Experience Team Member
Salary: Competitive
Location: Rugby, UK
Company: Xercise4Less
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Train as a Les Mills Instructor
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Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Les Mills
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Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Spatex 2021
Coventry, United Kingdom
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23-26 Feb 2021
Tecnova Piscinas
Madrid, Spain
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03-04 Mar 2021
Saltex
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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03-06 Jun 2021
RiminiWellness
Italy
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16-17 Jun 2021
Elevate
London, United Kingdom
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21-24 Sep 2021
Interbad
Germany
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01-07 Dec 2022
World Leisure Congress 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand
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