Community Leisure UK ezine
June 2022
Latest member news
The Pelican Centre, Tyldesley, receives The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
Tyldesley community leisure and fitness centre and registered charity the Pelican Centre has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of the work carried out by countless community volunteers to engage local people in health and fitness activities.
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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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Active Tameside named as finalist for three national awards
Active Tameside is in the running for an incredible Diversity & Inclusion award hat trick as well as being shortlisted for a further two national ukactive Awards, accolades which recognise the very best in the physical activity sector.
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£900,000 investment gives Angus Sport and Leisure centres a lift
ANGUSalive, the culture, sport and leisure trust for Angus, is to invest £900,000 to improve and enhance the experience for gym-goers at its sports centres.
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Leisure United appoints new Managing Director
Leisure United is delighted to announce the appointment of Mel Crossland as Managing Director as they progress their nation-wide expansion.
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1,452 Talented Athletes across the UK to benefit from £700k fund
GLL Sport Foundation keeps local communities’ sporting dreams alive after pandemic hiatus and through the cost of living crisis – removing inequalities and spreading opportunity
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“Next generation Drowning Detection Technology will make pools even safer” says UK’s largest swim operator GLL
Latest Assisted Lifeguarding Technology to be rolled out in 2022 as part of a major investment in swim safety
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Building stronger foundations for Green Change
Social enterprise and charitable trust BH Live has partnered with Green Mark to boost its green activity and credentials across Dorset, Hampshire and London.
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Group to tackle loneliness and isolation launched in Sudbury
A new Sporting Memories club was recently launched in Sudbury at Kingfisher Leisure Centre. (18 May)
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SLT ‘social value’ again better than UK leisure sector average
Sandwell Leisure Trust (SLT) is heralding its latest independently verified success story of generating and delivering nearly £7 million of social value* back to the borough.
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The Pelican Centre, Tyldesley, celebrates 10 years of community ownership
Community leisure and fitness centre and registered charity the Pelican Centre in Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, celebrated its 10th anniversary last month.
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Hyndburn Leisure Centre cuts carbon emissions by 74 per cent with £2m eco grant
Hyndburn Leisure has announced an ambitious action plan to cut carbon emissions by 74 per cent with a complete energy infrastructure transformation of its Church- based facility.
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Healthy lifestyle pop-up clinic launches at Clements Hall Leisure Centre
A healthy lifestyle pop-up clinic has launched at Clements Hall Leisure Centre, managed by Fusion Lifestyle on behalf of Rochford District Council.
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Nonagenarian still stepping it out for health
An Edinburgh nonagenarian and aerobics fanatic has celebrated reaching his 90th birthday on 26th April 2022, by taking part in one of his four weekly step class, followed by cake and a celebratory cup of coffee with his fellow steppers.
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Breaking barriers and defying the odds: the remarkable story of young swimming star Heidi Rogerson
After being told “so many times that she would never be able to swim”, 14 year old Flint resident Heidi Rogerson has defied the odds and “rocketed through” Aura’s Learn to Swim programme to become a fantastic swimmer as well as one of Flint Swimming Club’s newest members.
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Cancer support programme for men launched in Suffolk
A new cancer support programme for men has been launched in Suffolk to help keep male cancer patients active throughout their cancer journey.
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Trilogy Leisure Announces Partnership with the University of Northampton
Trilogy Leisure and the University of Northampton have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will see the organisations collaborate in areas including research, education, knowledge exchange, project funding and business support.
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Kitting out the Borough
North East leisure trust Tees Active are working in partnership with Stockton-on- Tees Borough Council to drive forward a new initiative which will help disadvantaged children throughout the Borough participate in sport and physical activity. The ‘Kit out the Borough’ initiative recovers unwanted children’s sportswear to be reused by disadvantaged familes to improve accessibility across Stockton-on-Tees. Donations colected from Tees Active’s leisure centres will be distributed amongst local families to ensure every child has equal opportunity to enjoy taking part in physical activity.
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The magnificent Redbridge Outdoor Arts returns to Ken Aston Square
Vision RCL’s Redbridge Outdoor Arts (ROA) programme presents a summer of arts and culture in Ken Aston Square on Barkingside High Street. A programme for all ages to enjoy, where everyone in the community is welcome and all events are FREE of any charge.
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Lauren’s charity fitness challenge gets boost from DCLT
Lauren Weston is taking on an exhausting endurance fitness challenge to raise money to fight childhood cancer.
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CHAPS Free Men's Health Checks Supported by Impulse Leisure
Impulse Leisure was the proud sponsor of an event supporting men’s health and wellbeing at The Civic Hall, located next to their Blackshots leisure centre in Grays, Essex. On the 22nd of February, local men were invited to receive a free men’s health check, which included diabetes checks, skin cancer screenings, heart disease screenings and more.
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Online archive of stories from across the Highlands and Islands
A new website from Spirit of the Highlands and Islands, filled with stories from across the region, is now available to visit.
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SLT’s double health & safety accolade yet again
Sandwell Leisure Trust (SLT) has once more been awarded the highest possible accolade in the internationally-renowned Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) 2022 Health and Safety Awards.
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Historic finds under the rafters at Stamford Library
The initial phase of renovation works at Stamford Library, which is operated by charitable social enterprise GLL, has been completed, meaning the landmark, Grade 2 listed building, which now boasts a new roof, will reopen on 3rd May following a six-month closure.
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Refurbishment of former Northfield Swimming Pool well underway
The Northfield community will soon have access to one of the best health and wellbeing facilities of its kind in the city, with progress well underway for the revamp of the former Northfield Swimming Pool, based at Kettlehills Crescent.
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Renfrewshire Leisure completes transformation into OneRen
The transformation of Renfrewshire Leisure to OneRen has been met with a tremendous response - reinforcing the charity’s significant role in its community.
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Aura Wales reflects on a Winter season packed full of wellbeing activities
Throughout February and March 2022, Aura was delighted to provide free activities across our leisure centres and libraries as part of the Welsh Government’s ‘Winter of Wellbeing’ initiative.
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New borrowing scheme launches at Woolwich Centre Library
It isn’t just books that you can borrow at Woolwich Centre Library, a newly launched initiative means that gardening equipment, DIY tools, sound systems and sewing machines are now also available on loan.
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Active Tameside partnership launches community hub in heart of Stalybridge
An intergenerational hub offering a wealth of services, activities and support for the Stalybridge community has been launched in the heart of the town through a partnership between Active Tameside, Tameside Council and Jigsaw Homes.
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New Chief Executive for Mytime Active
Mytime Active has appointed Jason Stanton as CEO from 1st April 2022 to succeed Marg Mayne.
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Latest industry news from leisureopportunities.co.uk
Obesity causes 1.2m premature deaths a year in Europe, says World Health Organization
According to The World Health Organization's recently-released research study, WHO European Regional Obesity Report, a third of children and almost two-thirds of adults in Europe are obese.
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05 Jun 2022
Strength-training startup Grndhouse launches new app
Strength training startup Grndhouse has launched a new app following 18 months of development.
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04 Jun 2022
Caterpillar rewards healthy behaviour with gym access from Hussle
Caterpillar, a new app that rewards healthy actions with redeemable points at entertainment and fitness outlets, will launch a pilot scheme on 6 June.
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03 Jun 2022
Kids’ mental health app Aumio raises €3m for European and US expansion
Aumio, a new sleep, relaxation and meditation app for children has raised €3m to drive market expansion across Europe and the US. The seed funding round was led by investment platform Partech and venture capitalist fund byFounders.
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02 Jun 2022
LA Fitness co-founder David Turner acquires the assets of The Leisure Database Company following its liquidation
LA Fitness co-founder, David Turner, has acquired the assets and IPs of The Leisure Database Company Ltd out of liquidation via his company, Addleisure. It will trade as LeisureDB.
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30 May 2022
Hussle owner goes bust owing £5.4m – pre-pack deal snapped up by Tegelaars and Chmyshuk
The company behind fitness aggregator Hussle – Sandcroft Avenue Ltd – has collapsed, owing £5,362,000.
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26 May 2022
State of the Fitness Industry Report 2022 finds UK industry building back to pre-pandemic levels
The Leisure Database Company (TLDB) has revealed its State of the Fitness Industry Report UK for 2022, following an audit of more than 7,000 facilities in the public, private and independent sectors.
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25 May 2022
The Gym Group forecasts EBITDA of up to £105m by 2025
The Gym Group’s (TGG) plans and profit forecasts were presented during the company’s recent Capital Markets Day.
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23 May 2022
Tampon Tax funds new Big Sister programme to keep girls active through puberty
A new physical activity programme called Big Sister has been launched in the UK to help girls embrace activity during puberty and reduce the rising numbers who turn away from exercise at secondary school.
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Events
For more information about Special Interest Group and regional / national members meetings, please contact [email protected]
Regional Meetings
Central England Regional Meeting
14 June 2022
North West Regional Meeting
16 June 2022
South West England Regional Meeting
24 June 2022
Special Interest Groups
i-Trent User Group Meeting
7 June 2022
Single Sites Special Interest Group (England and Wales)
21 June 2022
Swimming and Aquatics Conference
23 June 2022
HR SIG
23 June 2022
Job vacancies
Swimming Teacher
Salary: £15.76ph
Location: Norwich, UK
Company: University of East Anglia
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Trainee Duty Manager
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Location: Biggleswade, UK
Company: Stevenage Leisure Limited
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Fitness Instructor
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Location: Baldock, UK
Company: Stevenage Leisure Limited
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Cafe Manager
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Customer Success Manager
Salary: Competitive salary + discretionary bonus
Location: Chiswick Park, London, UK
Company: 4global
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Accounts Coordinator
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Account Manager (UK)
Salary: Competitive salary + discretionary bonus
Location: Chiswick Park, London, UK
Company: 4global
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Physical Activity and Wellbeing Manager
Salary: £41,510 to £42,512 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
Location: Oxford, UK
Company: Oxford City Council
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Head of Tennis
Salary: £34,091 - £40,202pa + excellent benefits
Location: Chelmsford, UK
Company: New Hall School
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Duty Manager (NPLQ)
Salary: £22,500 - £23,500
Location: Withington, Manchester, UK
Company: Withington Baths
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Diary dates
30-30 Jun 2022
Active Uprising 2022
Birmingham , United Kingdom
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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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