August 2022
Latest member news
Care experienced young people project receives major funding boost
The Scottish Children’s Lottery has awarded £10,000 to Edinburgh Leisure’s You Can project, which uses the power of sport and physical activity to support care experienced young people aged 14-26 to improve their health, wellbeing, and quality of life.
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Vision raises the Green Flag once again as nine Redbridge Parks are named best parks across the UK
A record breaking 2208 parks and green spaces across the UK reached the high standards required for a coveted Green Flag Award in 2022.
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Love talking sport? Tackling dementia, depression and loneliness through the power of sport
Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland in partnership with Edinburgh Leisure will be running a weekly club, supporting older adults to stay active, connected within their local community, and build amazing friendships through their common love of sport.
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145 athletes supported by the GLL Sport Foundation head for Birmingham 2022
An impressive 145 past and present athletes supported by the UK’s largest independent athlete support programme will be competing at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.
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Inverclyde Leisure outpaces the competition for customer experience
Inverclyde Leisure is outpacing the competition when it comes to customer experience recording a Net Promoter Score (NPS) more than double the national average.
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Havant and Waterlooville Horizon Leisure Centre celebrates its 25th anniversary
Havant and Waterlooville, 23/05 – ONE of the region’s most loved charities has hit a major milestone.
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Newport partnership wins national Levelling the Playing Field award
A unique partnership of services in Newport has been given a national award for the life-changing support it offers local ethnically diverse children.
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New youth leadership award focuses on environment
High Life Highland is launching a new youth leadership award focused on the environment.
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Ukrainian sisters skate their way to success thanks to Link Leisure Centre
Two Ukrainian sisters who came to the UK in May have been able to resume their dream of figure skating success, thanks to a new refugee initiative that offers free skating memberships at The Link Leisure Centre in Swindon. Now the Riasna sisters have competed in their first national UK competition.
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Housing Associations collaborate with Newport Live this Summer
Newport Live have an extensive programme of fun activities and events this Summer for children, young people, and families to take part in!
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Aura’s impact in Flintshire since 2017
As Aura Wales, home to Flintshire’s leisure centres, libraries and heritage services, approaches its fifth birthday we look back on the charitable organisation’s highlights and impact over the past five years.
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Care Home on Ice Returns to Forum Ice Arena!
Back in February 2020 White House Care Home became an overnight sensation thanks to their very special feature on ITV’s This Morning, which saw Dancing on Ice’s Matt Evers visit care home staff and residents as they took to the ice at Billingham Forum Ice Arena.
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Campaign aimed at getting more young people more active more often wins national award…
Halo Leisure have picked the prestigious Activation Award at the UKActive Uprising Awards for their programme supporting the health and wellbeing of young people in Herefordshire.
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Redbridge Sports And Leisure Celebrates 50 Years of Serving the Community
Redbridge Sports & Leisure is one of the UK’s longest-running sporting Charitable Trusts, celebrating 50 years of service to the sports and fitness sector in North East London.
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NHS Health Checks now available at Abbeycroft Leisure
Suffolk’s largest independent leisure provider, Abbeycroft Leisure, is now offering NHS Health Checks in three of their west Suffolk leisure centres.
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Northampton Gym provider crowned UK Champion for commitment to young people.
Trilogy Leisure has been crowned a national champion for its work with young people across the town at the ukactive Awards 2022 at Birmingham’s ICC.
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Vision prepares spectacular summer programme for the young people of Redbridge
Summer is when Redbridge comes to life as Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure host a range of events, activities, festivals, outdoor arts and sporting opportunities.
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‘We’re celebrating local heroes’ Nominations open for Hyndburn Sports Awards
On your marks, get set, go: nominations for Hyndburn Leisure’s Annual Sports Awards 2022 are now open!
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Urmston’s George Carnall Community Hub rebrands to BeActive Urmston
Kingsway Park leisure centre, the George Carnall Community Hub, has celebrated the launch of its rebrand to BeActive Urmston.
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It’s Going to be Mayhem in Sandwell this Summer
Back by popular demand, Air Mayhem is returning to Tipton Sports Academy this summer – opening Saturday 23rd July!
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New rooftop exercise space and sensory garden set to elevate health and wellbeing at Tameside Wellness Centre
Active Tameside has launched a stunning new rooftop gym, exercise space and sensory garden at Tameside Wellness Centre in Denton.
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Northampton kids continue to benefit from FREE Holiday and Activity Programme
A leading Northampton fitness and leisure provider has announced it will deliver a government initiative for holiday activities for a second year running across the town.
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Finishing line in sight as Edinburgh Meadowbank announces opening date
The City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh Leisure have announced that the new Meadowbank Sports Centre will open to the public on Tuesday 19th July.
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Immersive films from Spirit of the Highlands Islands come to Royal Highland Show
Visitors to this week’s Royal Highland Show can enjoy a glimpse of the Highlands and Islands few get to experience.
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New hearing devices at Mold Swimming Pool are an “amazing tool” to encourage water confidence
The Aura Swim team, in partnership with Mold Swimming Club, is now able to offer hearing devices at Mold Swimming Pool suitable for children that are either struggling with their hearing or completely deaf.
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New investment agreed for Doncaster leisure facilities
Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust are pleased to confirm that Doncaster Council has announced further investment into the city’s leisure facilities.
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New psychology programme launched to help support children and young people’s mental health
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has teamed up with Sport Aberdeen to develop a new ProActive Minds programme, designed to promote mental and physical health in children and young people across the city.
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Impulse Leisure sponsors Thurrock Rugby Club for another year
Impulse Leisure – who are operated by Thurrock Community Leisure; a community focused Leisure Trust and registered charity – have committed to sponsoring Thurrock Rugby Club for another year.
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Abbeycroft Leisure: Reducing Isolation with Food
Reducing Isolation with Food (RIF) was originally launched in December 2020 and repeated in April, May and June last year, delivering over two hundred and fifty heat at home meals, plus a doorstep chat to adults living alone in Bury St Edmunds. The initiative, driven by Abbeycroft Leisure in partnership with Bury St Edmunds Town Council, Tesco, West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds Rickshaw and West Suffolk Council, is now set to deliver around seventy meals every other month throughout the rest of this year.
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Clayton Community Centre calls for locals to get involved after £250k investment
Over the last year, Clayton Community Centre has gone from being council-owned to becoming a Hyndburn Leisure facility: a move that’s enabled a huge amount of investment into the Centre, and benefiting the surrounding area to boot.
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Trilogy Leisure named as finalist for Generation Active Award at ukactive Awards 2022
Trilogy Leisure has been shortlisted for the Generation Active Award at this year’s ukactive Awards.
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Halo Leisure welcomes the 200th participant to its Feel Good for Life programme in Bridgend County
What started off as the Dementia Friendly swimming initiative in 2019 by Halo Leisure has been an overwhelming success for all involved.
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Hainault Forest to be part of Queen’s Green Canopy Programme
Hainault Forest has been selected as part of a UK-wide network of 70 Ancient Woodlands and 70 Ancient Trees dedicated for the celebrations of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
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Latest industry news from leisureopportunities.co.uk
Edinburgh’s new £47m Meadowbank Sports Centre designed to transform lives
Edinburgh’s new Meadowbank Sports Centre has opened after five-year, £47m build which saw the demolition of the original Meadowbank Stadium on the site.
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05 Aug 2022
Solar technology reduces swimming pool heating costs to zero in energy-saving pilot scheme
Easton Leisure Centre in the UK has announced a 100 per cent reduction in heating costs of its 25m swimming pool this summer.
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04 Aug 2022
Soneva Soul launches London Wellness Specialist Network
Barefoot luxury hotel and wellness brand Soneva has announced the launch of the London Wellness Specialist Network as part of its new transformative wellness concept, called Soneva Soul.
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02 Aug 2022
Philips partners with Nowatch to create cortisol monitor to help people control stressful 'fight or flight' response
Nowatch, a new contender in the expanding biometric fitness tracker market has developed a wearable device, in partnership with Philips, which measures cortisol levels and alerts users about their stress load up to 60 minutes in advance..
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01 Aug 2022
Gymbox and Parkour Generations join forces to harness trends towards true movement practices
Parkour Generations and Gymbox have joined forces to bring parkour into the UK’s mainstream fitness scene.
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01 Aug 2022
Altrincham Leisure Centre’s £22m revamp gets green light
A £22m refurbishment of Altrincham Leisure Centre has been given the go ahead by Trafford Council.
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29 Jul 2022
Global fitness industry remains 'male dominated' according to new research
Nearly half (47 per cent) of men employed by fitness companies work in leadership roles – while for women, the figure is just 36 per cent.
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26 Jul 2022
Total Fitness reveals latest membership numbers
Total Fitness says its membership numbers are back to pre-COVID-19 levels.
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20 Jul 2022
UK Active and Nike’s Open Doors in-school holiday programme aims to keep kids active and away from food poverty
UK Active and Nike have launched the 2022 Open Doors programme. The scheme provides children and young people with the opportunity to connect, be active, eat well and have fun at twelve selected schools across London, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool during the summer holidays.
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15 Jul 2022
LITC splits with 1Life
Community benefit society Leisure in the Community (LITC) and 1Life Leisure Management Solutions (1Life) have agreed to go their separate ways after a long-standing 20-year partnership.
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15 Jul 2022
UK independent gym sector valued at £625m
LeisureDB has launched a new Spotlight Report series analysing the independent sector of the fitness industry.
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Events
For more information about Special Interest Group and regional / national members meetings, please contact [email protected]
Regional Meetings
Single Sites Network
20 September 2022
Scotland Meeting
21 September 2022
North East and Yorkshire Meeting
22 September 2022
Special Interest Groups
Scotland Health SIG
18 August 2022
Safeguarding SIG
6 September 2022
Sustainable Buildings Research Group
6 September 2022
Wales Health SIG
8 September 2022
iTrent Group
13 September 2022
Culture SIG
14 September 2022
Swimming & Aquatics SIG
21 September 2022
Environment and Sustainability SIG
22 September 2022
Scotland Health SIG
22 September 2022
Carbon Trust Workshops
Workshop 1: Carbon Footprinting Fundamentals during a Climate Emergency
29 September 2022
Workshop 2: Practical Guidance to Saving Energy in Leisure and Cultural Facilities
10 October 2022
Workshop 3: Tackling Scope 3 Emissions and Promoting the Sustainability Agenda
20 October 2022
Further details...
Job vacancies
Exercise Therapist
Salary: £28,837 - £31,539pa pro rata
Location: Glenburnie Road, London SW17 7DJ, UK
Company: South West London & St.Georges NHS
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Fitness Instructor (part-time)
Salary: £19,312 to £19,698pa pro rata
Location: Southport, UK
Company: Sefton Council
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Assistant Development Officer (Lifestyles)
Salary: £19,650 - £20,444
Location: Netherton, Bootle, UK
Company: Sefton Council
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Activity Manager
Salary: £36,061 - £41,222pa + bonus + pension + benefits package
Location:
Company: Welsh Water
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Leisure Centre Manager
Salary: £38,781 - £44,716 + 25% completion gratuity + relocation package
Location: Falkland Islands
Company: Falkland Islands Government
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Water Quality Engineer
Salary: £33,513 - £37,236pa
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Company: Edinburgh Leisure
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National Volunteer Manager
Salary: £25,000 - £27,000pa
Location: Warrington, UK
Company: Wheels for All
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Deputy Sports Centre Manager
Salary: £21,943.00 - £24,184.00
Location: Frimley, Camberley, UK
Company: The Prospect Trust
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Sports Coach
Salary: £21,470 - £28,680pa + excellent benefits
Location: Chelmsford, UK
Company: New Hall School
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Lifeguards
Salary: £19,294 - £20,043 pro rata
Location: Trowbridge, UK
Company: Wiltshire Council
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Diary dates
12-13 Sep 2022
2022 Salt Therapy Association Conference
Lake Buena Vista, United States
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21-21 Sep 2022
National Fitness Day
London, United Kingdom
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25-28 Oct 2022
Interbad
Germany
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25-28 Oct 2022
Synergy - The Retreat Show
Ibiza, Spain
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01-07 Dec 2022
World Leisure Congress 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand
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17-18 Mar 2023
PerformX Live 2023
London, United Kingdom
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