Community Leisure UK ezine
January 2020
Latest member news
Magna Vitae hosts 'relaxed' panto for people living with dementia
Loud noises, and flashing lights, accompanied by shouts of 'it's behind you'! An annual visit to the Panto is a seasonal tradition for millions of people across the UK. But for people, many of them older and living with certain conditions – such as dementia – such fun performances are simply not suitable. Aware of this issue, the Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure & Culture has come up with a solution at Skegness' Embassy Theatre, which it manages in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire.
Kingswood pool reopens following £35k refurbishment project
Customers made a splash at Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre as both of the swimming pools reopened following a month-long £35,000 refurbishment project.

Live Borders Libraries have abolished fines for overdue books
Live Borders is spreading some Christmas cheer with news that it abolished library fines on 1 December.

Jubilee Hall gym re-opens!
On 11th December 2019, Jubilee Hall Trust officially re-opened their iconic Jubilee Hall gym in Covent Garden after a major refurbishment.

South Gloucestershire's Circadian Trust is a certified top employer
Circadian Trust, the not-for-profit organisation that runs South Gloucestershire's Active Lifestyle Centres, has been awarded the 'Best Companies to Work For' accreditation.

Renfrewshire Libraries win Best Library ComicScene Award
ComicScene, the UK comic magazine, have announced that Renfrewshire Libraries have won The Best Library category in the ComicScene Awards 2019, beating off stiff competition from Dundee Libraries.

Hillingdon Council awards new leisure contract to GLL
Hillingdon Council has awarded its new 10-year leisure centre management contract to charitable social enterprise Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL), in a move that will help residents stay active and enjoy the benefits of sport.

Festive day of 'Food and Fun' spread Christmas joy for over 100 children in Aberdeen
Local charities and organisations in Aberdeen got together to make a positive difference to children this Christmas.

80 guests enjoy festive party at Deeside Leisure Centre
Participants of Aura's National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS) attended a Christmas party at Deeside Leisure Centre on 6 December 2019.

A triumphant year for Sport Aberdeen
An unwavering string of award successes in 2019 has firmly cemented Sport Aberdeen's place on the national radar as one of the best Leisure Trusts in Scotland.

Burnley Leisure celebrates success at National Fitness Awards
Burnley Leisure recently attended the UK's biggest fitness awards beating off strong competition to make the finals.

Aura Leisure and Libraries' top 5 highlights of 2019
Aura Leisure and Libraries, a not-for-profit, employee owned organisation based in Flintshire, North Wales, have compiled together its highlights from a very successful year.

Epsom swimming teacher makes a splash at National Final
Erin Ridgewell from Epsom has been recognised as "The Swimming Teacher of the Year" by industry experts, following a national judging day (11th December 2019) held at the former 2012 Olympic venue - the London Aquatics Centre.

Skaters celebrate Christmas in style at Sport Aberdeen's 'Festive Celebration on Ice'
The Linx Ice Arena was transformed into a winter wonderland as Ice Aberdeen, part of registered charity Sport Aberdeen, held their spectacular Christmas ice skating showcase on Saturday 14 December.

Start strong this new year
New Year's resolutions, which often involve focusing on weight-loss, are as notorious as Hollywood marriages as far as lasting commitment goes. Yet if you move the focus away from dieting to mental wellbeing and focus on starting the year right by using exercise to feel good, you're more likely to stick to your goals, says leading Edinburgh leisure and sport provider.

Padiham Leisure Centre Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Padiham Leisure Centre celebrated its 50th anniversary in fantastic style.

GLL scoops a top prize at SEUK Awards 2019
The UK's premier leisure and cultural charitable social enterprise has scooped top honours for its support for other social enterprises in its supply chain.

Sport Aberdeen awarded funding to get Scotland walking
Walk Aberdeen, run by award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen, has received £4,000 of funding from Scottish walking charity Paths for All in a bid to improve health and wellbeing at a local level.

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Latest industry news from
Sue Campbell receives damehood, as sportspeople feature heavily in New Year's Honours
Former UK Sport chair, Baroness Sue Campbell, has been given a damehood in this year's New Year's honours list. The long-time sports administrator – who was named as one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK by the BBC in 2013 – became baroness in 2008 in recognition of her successful period at UK Sport.
07 Jan 2020
Government confirms budget date – ukactive calls for an end to 'contradiction in value'
The chancellor, Sajid Javid, has revealed that the government will present its budget on 11 March.

06 Jan 2020
Swim England's Learn to Swim Programme goes global
Swim England's Learn to Swim Programme has been adopted by a Lithuanian swimming club – marking the project's international entry.

27 Dec 2019
Five sports secure elite funding ahead of Tokyo 2020
Five sports have secured additional funding towards their high-performance programmes ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Games.

23 Dec 2019
Sport England's playfield protection measures 'working in most cases'
New figures show that Sport England's playing field safeguarding measures, designed to protect sports provision in planning applications affecting playing fields, have been successful in '94 per cent of the cases'.

19 Dec 2019
"World's greenest stadium", designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, gets go-ahead
The planned new stadium for Forest Green Rovers FC, which was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) and has been dubbed the "greenest football venue in the world", has been given the go-ahead.

19 Dec 2019
Sport England investment to help 'poorest children get active'
Sport England is investing in a programme which aims to offer children from some of the country's poorest areas the opportunity to get physically active.

17 Dec 2019
Outgoing MP Nicky Morgan to stay on as culture secretary
Nicky Morgan has been reappointed culture secretary, despite having retired from the House of Commons as a member of parliament.

17 Dec 2019
New educational and training programme launched for Welsh sports sector
Sport Wales has introduced a new initiative to make training and educational sessions more affordable for those involved in the country's sports sector.

16 Dec 2019
ukactive urges incoming Johnson government to invest in physical activity
Ukactive has urged the incoming Conservative government to invest heavily in physical activity – in order to improve the nation’s health.

11 Dec 2019
England Netball sets out plan to attract disabled people to the sport
England Netball has published its new Disability Strategy, in which it outlines plans to increase participation numbers among deaf and disabled women and girls.

11 Dec 2019
Sports bodies send open letter to political leaders over 'public health emergency'
More than 40 sports industry leaders from across the UK have signed an open letter urging the main political parties to address the “alarming public health emergency” of inactivity among young people.

10 Dec 2019
Being active reduces risk of prostate cancer
A large-scale study on genetics has shown that being more physically active reduces the risk of prostate cancer.

06 Dec 2019
ECB and Premier League launch joint venture to promote diversity at primary schools
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Premier League are partnering to encourage primary school children across England and Wales to celebrate diversity.

06 Dec 2019
Leisure trust Life Leisure launches new boutique brand – H1VE
Life Leisure is expanding its facility portfolio with the launch of an independent boutique fitness brand.

05 Dec 2019
Active Lives study: children’s activity levels are on the rise in England
Almost half of children and young people (46.8 per cent) in England are doing the recommended average of 60 or more minutes of physical activity a day. The figure, from the second annual Active Lives Children and Young People Survey, shows there has been a rise of 3.6 per cent in the number of active children over the last year.

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General Meetings
Community Leisure UK General Meeting
4 February 2020: thestudio, Birmingham
Community Leisure UK GM & Awards
20th May 2020 - Science & Industry Museum
Regional Meetings
North East & Yorkshire and North West meeting
13 February 2020: Adrenaline, Rossendale
central region
18 February 2020: TBC
london and south east regions
18 March 2020: TBC
south west and wales regions
27 March 2020: TBC
North east and yorkshire regions
Feb / Mar 2020: TBC - north west based
Other events
Culture Seminar England
21 January 2020: Doncaster
Culture Seminar Wales
23 January 2020: Newport
Single Sites Group England & Wales
21 April 2020: TBC
Learn to Swim Conference
28 April 2020: TBC
GDPR Group England & Wales
3 March 2020: Stevenage
Safeguarding Group England & Wales
5 March 2020, London
Culture Group England & Wales
1 April 2020: Flintshire
HR England & Wales Group
23 April 2020: London
Job vacancies
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £22,008 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Redhill, Surrey
Company: GLL
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Senior Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £23,894 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Barnet, North London
Company: GLL
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Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Lutterworth, UK
Company: Everyone Active
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Leisure Team Member Apprentice
Salary: Up to £22,008 per annum
Location: Stratford, London, UK
Company: GLL
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Leisure Assistant
Salary: :£8.21 - £8.70 per hour
Location: Yate, Bristol, UK
Company: Circadian Leisure Trust
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Sports Centre Assistant and Lifeguard
Salary: Competitive
Location: Elstree, Hertfordshire, UK
Company: The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School
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Swimming Teacher
Salary: Competitive rate of pay
Location: Rickmansworth, UK
Company: Everyone Active
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Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Stowmarket, UK
Company: Everyone Active
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Swimming Teacher
Salary: £10.96 - £13.24 per hour
Location: Yate, Bristol, UK
Company: Circadian Leisure Trust
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Trainee Duty Manager
Location: Backwell, Bristol, UK
Company: Legacy Leisure
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Management Accountant
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Location: Bromley, UK
Company: Mytime Active
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Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Location: Bristol, England, UK
Company: The Gym Group
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Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME)
Harrogate, United Kingdom
28-30 Jan 2020
Spatex 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom
29-30 Jan 2020
Digital Transformation in Sports Summit
San Francisco, United States
20 Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom
24 Feb 2020
SAPCA Annual Conference, Awards and Annual Dinner
Burton Upon Trent, United Kingdom
23-25 Mar 2020
AMI’s Artificial Grass
Barcelona, Spain
25-26 Mar 2020
active-net 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom
26-29 Mar 2020
PROS 2020
Blackpool , United Kingdom
19-24 Apr 2020
Beijing, China
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