Community Leisure UK ezine
September 2020
Latest member news
Greater Manchester programme using local leisure facilities prepares cancer patients for surgery and helps them recover
A unique exercise, nutrition and wellbeing programme delivered in community leisure centres to help thousands of cancer patients prepare for and recover from major surgery shows how innovative co-working between the leisure and healthcare sectors in Greater Manchester is creating better patient outcomes and NHS savings.
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Off-Duty Manchester Lifeguard Who Saved Toddler in River Rescue Returns to Work
East Manchester Leisure Centre’s Duty Manager Susan McDonald has used her life- saving skills, learned on the job, to save a three-year-old from drowning.
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Swimming Lessons return to Better pools after five months
14th September 2020 will see swimming lessons restart at Better’s pools across England and Northern Ireland following a five month hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
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High Life Highland strike gold in Employer Recognition Scheme
The Board of Directors of High Life Highland have been informed that the Charity has received the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for their support of The Armed Forces Covenant in the Highland area.
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New £500,000 3G artificial grass pitch opens at Broomfields Leisure Centre
LiveWire and Appleton AFC are celebrating more than just the resumption of grassroots football this month after completion and handover of the new 3G Artificial Grass Pitch at Broomfields Leisure Centre.
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Halo Leisure offers technological lifeline support to the digitally excluded
Social enterprise and registered charity Halo Leisure, is embracing digital technology to ensure vulnerable groups are not left behind and can continue to get physically active in the safety and comfort of their own home.
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Learn with Lorna series brings more people to Highland Archive
When the UK went into lockdown in March earlier this year it became clear that the Highland Archive had to find new ways of engaging with people.
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High Life Highland is bouncing back
In a report presented to The Highland Council's Recovery Board on 24th August, Steve Walsh, High Life Highland's Chief Executive, outlined the charity's road to financial recovery thanks to its bounceback campaign.
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Adventure Aberdeen making a splash in the heart of the city
An exciting new outdoor water sports offering in the heart of the Granite City will officially splash into action this month.
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Gym and swim added to highlife booking system
High Life Highland has released further details on what customers can expect when returning to leisure activities over the coming weeks.
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Sport Aberdeen welcomes everyone back to fitness
Sport Aberdeen reopened gyms and other indoor venues on Monday 31 August after being closed for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Inverness Botanic Gardens bounces back and introduces "CafeBotanics" to returning customers
High Life Highland has opened the latest addition to its catering operation with the introduction of CaféBotanics at Inverness Botanic Gardens.
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Sport Aberdeen shortlisted as finalists in the Northern Star Business Awards 2021
Registered charity Sport Aberdeen has been announced as a finalist for the Northern Star Business Awards, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce's celebration of business success across the region.
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Grow Project receives welcome donation
Inverness Botanic Gardens welcomed some good news earlier today when they received a donation from a local business.
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Sport Aberdeen first in city to offer free bike maintenance scheme
A local charity has become the first in Aberdeen to sign up to the 'Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme', a free bike repair and maintenance service funded by the Scottish Government and delivered through Cycling UK.
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Community Leisure UK, CIMSPA and ukactive urgently request change to Welsh proposals
Community Leisure UK, CIMSPA and ukactive have jointly written to the Welsh Government, urgently requesting a change to some of the proposed guidance for the reopening of indoor gyms, leisure centres, fitness studios and swimming pools. The letter states that the proposal for an upper limit of 30 people within any indoor facility will place an unworkable restriction on many larger facilities.
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GL1 site celebrates 129th birthday
Thursday 30th July marked the 129th birthday of GL1 (Leisure Centre) in Gloucester, which was once the original Gloucester Public Baths.
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New FREE Community app makes it easier to look after your health and wellbeing
SLT Group has a launched a new FREE community app to bring together a wide range of health and wellbeing services while also creating a like-minded local, online community.
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Dr Liz Cameron OBE joins Inverclyde Leisure board
Inverclyde Leisure has announced the appointment of Dr Liz Cameron OBE as Board Director and Trustee.
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Explore outdoor summer activities
Abbeycroft Leisure has launched two exciting projects to help combat holiday hunger and support disadvantaged children in the region.
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HLH welcomes provisional target date set for gyms and swimming pools to re-open
High Life Highland, the culture and leisure charity operating across the Highlands and responsible for the operation of many gyms and swimming pools across the region welcomed Scotland's First Minister’s recent statement regarding access to sport, leisure and fitness.
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Jubilee Hall Trust: ‘It’s like training outside, but inside’
Jubilee Hall Trust (JHT) has re-opened three out of its four leisure facilities so far, and trading is much better than expected.
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Inverclyde Leisure surveys lockdown activity levels
Inverclyde Leisure conducted a customer survey in June to establish individuals current activity levels during lockdown and to also gauge reactivation results.
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Vision welcomes back customers during phased re-opening
Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure are leading the way with regard to local leisure facilities.
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Endsleigh reports on test case against insurers
The test case brought by the FCA against insurers is progressing on schedule and after several weeks of preliminary exchanges of documents, started in the High Court on 20 July.
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Hyndburn Leisure Centre reopens
After more than four months of closure due to the pandemic, Hyndburn Leisure is thrilled to have opened Hyndburn Leisure Centre on the 27th July.
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Bigwave media showcases lockdown initiatives
It's been almost six months since the UK went into lockdown as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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‘Trailblazing’ local volunteer finalist in national awards
A Sport Aberdeen volunteer who gave up over 1,000 hours of his own time to help inspire others was selected as a finalist for a prestigious national award.
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Belper Leisure Centre re-opens
Neil Malenoir of Belper Leisure Centre says: “Finally, we re-opened the gym and pool at 7.15am on Monday 3rd August. It was a fantastic feeling that the Centre was being used again.
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Pendle Leisure Trust: Good to Go
Pendle Leisure Trust is good to go – and that’s according to VisitEngland!
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Community Leisure UK responds to the phased reopening of cultural services and facilities
This weekend saw the welcome reopening of many museums, galleries and libraries across England with people queuing in some areas to return to these much loved facilities. Across Scotland, preparations are well underway to reopen similar venues next week, with Welsh libraries already operating a click and collect, contactless service and preparations for reopening outdoor visitor attractions from today.
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Covid-19 rehabilitation programme set up at Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has established a new service at the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales to help COVID-19 patients who had been ventilated in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or Respiratory High Dependency Unit (HDU).
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Events
All weekly HR and finance meetings have been ceased. Special Interest Group and regional / national members meetings up to the end of December have been scheduled as per the schedule below. This schedule may be added to and most meetings for this calendar year will take place online.
Covid-19 Single Sites Meeting (England & Wales)
16th September 2020
South West England regional meeting
25th September 2020
SIG GDPR Compliance (All home nations)
29th September 2020
Covid-19 Single Sites Meeting (England & Wales)
30th September 2020
SIG Finance (All home nations)
6th October 2020
SIG Culture (England & Wales)
8th October 2020
SIG Safeguarding (England & Wales)
13th October 2020
Central England regional meeting
13th October 2020
SIG Health & Social Care (England & Wales)
15th October 2020
SIG Chairs & Trustees
21st October 2020
SIG Data & Social Value (All home nations)
27th October 2020
SIG Culture (Scotland)
TBC
Webinars SIG Swimming & Aquatics (England & Wales)
TBC: late October and into November
South East England regional meeting
3rd November 2020
Community Leisure Wales meeting
10th November 2020
SIG HR (All home nations)
12th November 2020
Community Leisure Scotland
TBC
SIG Health (Scotland)
TBC
Community Leisure UK AGM
1st December 2020
Community Leisure UK Conference
8th December 2020
North East & Yorkshire regional meeting
9th December 2020
Single Sites Meeting (England & Wales)
9th December 2020
North West England regional meeting
TBC
The above schedule is supplemented by a weekly reopening knowledge share webinar (Fridays 1-2pm) which will continue for the remainder of September.
For more information, please contact [email protected]
Job vacancies
Fitness Club Manager
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000pa (dependant on experience)
Location: Skegness, Lincolnshire, UK
Company: Fresh Fitness
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Regional Sales Manager London and South East
Salary: Competitive salary plus commission
Location: South East, UK
Company: Core Health & Fitness
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Duty manager - catering
Salary: £23,874 to £30,459
Location: Colchester, UK
Company: Colchester Borough Council
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Duty Manager - outdoor sports
Salary: £23,874 to £30,459
Location: Colchester, UK
Company: Colchester Borough Council
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Casual Lifeguards
Salary: Competitive
Location: Marylebone, London, UK
Company: Everyone Active
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Gymnastics Coach
Salary: Competitive
Location: Yateley, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
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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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Assistant Manager
Salary: £20K Basic circa
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Coach Gyms
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Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
SIBEC North America
Coronado, United States
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21-24 Sep 2020
Interbad
Germany
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22-23 Sep 2020
(PAF) The Physical Activity Facilities Forum
United Kingdom
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07 Oct 2020
World Fitness & Wellness Online Summit
Singapore, Singapore
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17-23 Oct 2020
World Leisure Congress 2020
Beijing, China
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03-06 Nov 2020
Piscina & Wellness Forum
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17 Nov 2020
SAPCA Technical Meeting
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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