Community Leisure UK ezine
May 2022
Latest member news
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 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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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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BLC’s Healthy Weight programmes helping locals live happier, more active lives and tackle health issues
Health and fitness experts at Burnley Lesiure and Culture (BLC) are running free Healthy Weight programmes, including a 12-week course that enables locals to live happier, more active lives and tackle health issues such as type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and body mass index levels.
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Movement for Good
As part of their commitment to keeping people active and well, Edinburgh’s leading sport and physical activity charity, Edinburgh Leisure, is launching a new month-long physical activity challenge that aims to inspire people to get active every day this May.
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Autism-friendly family swim sessions now available - Sensory swim times at Tottenham Green and Park Road Leisure Centres
Registered Charity and leisure provider, Fusion Lifestyle, is delighted to announce the introduction of Autism-friendly family swim sessions, now available at both Park Road Pools & Fitness and Tottenham Green Pools & Fitness.
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Active Vision Bowls Over Members
4 months on from the start of Tees Active’s Active Vision project, we caught up with Tees Vision Connect to find out how the Active Vision project has impacted their health and wellbeing. Active Vision is Tees Active’s fully funded project that provides free physical activities for the visually impaired members of Tees Vision Connect to help them get active again after the COVID-19 pandemic and numerous lockdowns.
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Bolton Arena is delighted to announce its brand-new women’s Walking Football programme.
Bolton Arena is delighted to announce its brand-new Women’s Walking Football programme, in association with Age UK.
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New trees mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is being celebrated by planting trees and flowers to mark Her Majesty's 70 years of service.
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Battersea support underrepresented youth into football with help from Enable and Wandsworth Council
FC Battersea (FCB) are on a mission to put Battersea on the UK ‘grassroots map’ by playing winning football and supporting local youth. The club expertly mentor and coach talented players from local schools on a pathway through youth football and from this Easter they are able to open up free slots to attend their popular holiday camps at Falcon Park to the youth of Wandsworth.
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Deeside Leisure Centre and Library welcome back Queensferry CP School for Winter of Wellbeing Activities
Aura Wales has been delighted to welcome back pupils from Queensferry CP School who have been visiting Deeside Leisure Centre and Library to take part in various Winter of Wellbeing activities. These visits have been a great way to introduce the children to the leisure and library resources available to them, and promote the importance of wellbeing.
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UK Leisure sector first: Successful partnership leads way in customer first digital strategy
GLL has reached a milestone in its digital strategy by providing the operational and business insight to support the full development and launch of a new leisure management software platform for the industry powered by solutions experts OpenPlay.
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High Life Highland signs up to “Highland Weekend of Action for Ukraine”
The Chair and Chief Executive of High Life Highland, the Highland’s largest Charity have come to wholeheartedly support The Highland Council’s ‘Highland Weekend of Action for Ukraine’.
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Freedom Leisure to achieve first Net Zero leisure centre by 2023
Freedom Leisure is delighted to announce the launch of its Environmental and Sustainability Commitments, targeting net zero across its operation by 2030. These commitments demonstrate the ongoing focus the award-winning leisure trust has on its environmental performance and how it continues to build on its past successes.
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Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre
As part of the continuous development of the Centre and its health and wellbeing offer to the community, plans are well advanced to build a new Hydrotherapy Pool on site.
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KAL Adds Community Functional Training Playground To Its Offer
Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL) has transformed an under-utilised training space at Huddersfield Leisure Centre into a vibrant functional training playground, specifically designed to engage a wider segment of the community.
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Latest industry news from leisureopportunities.co.uk
Researchers crack the code for exercise motivation
Exercise scientists at the Les Mills Research Lab have identified the trait of automaticity – turning exercise into a habit like brushing your teeth – as the key differentiator between active and inactive people.
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06 May 2022
Research provides new evidence of how exercise can counter diabetes damage
Being physically active can counter the damage of diabetes by enabling the activation of a natural system that grows new blood vessels.
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04 May 2022
1Rebel snaps up Core Collective in pre-pack administration deal – reveals international growth plans
1Rebel has acquired two Core Collective clubs as part of a pre-pack administration deal, along with London studio Sweat It which it bought from liquidators in February.
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27 Apr 2022
Egym acquires Gymlib to expand corporate fitness portfolio
Fitness tech firm Egym has acquired French corporate fitness and wellbeing business Gymlilb for what has been described as a 'high double-digit million' purchase price.
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22 Apr 2022
New David Lloyd club is revamped Virgin Active
David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has opened a new club in Cricklewood Lane, London. The launch completes phase one of a £5.25m redevelopment initiative that forms part of the company’s mergers and acquisitions strategy.
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21 Apr 2022
Pure Gym plans to double in size by 2030
Pure Gym has revealed it's planning to double the number of clubs in its portfolio, with a target of reaching more than 1,000 clubs by 2030.
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14 Apr 2022
New baking course teaches recipe for mindfulness
Baking is the focus of a new one-day course designed to help people learn about mindfulness in the wake of the pandemic
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07 Apr 2022
Final report from UK Active shows health clubs beating COVID
UK Active has released its final report on COVID-19 cases among health club, leisure centre and swimming pool customers.
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06 Apr 2022
Deloitte says European fitness sector is recovering: memberships and number of clubs up in 2021
The number of people with a gym membership in Europe increased by 1 million (or 2 per cent) during 2021 – from 55.2 million in 2020 to 56.3 million by year-end 2021.
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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]
General Meetings & Conferences
General Meeting, London
18 May
Regional Meetings
North East & Yorks Regional Meeting
25 May 2022
Special Interest Groups
SIG – Health (England)
10 May 2022
SIG – Safeguarding
17 May 2022
SIG – Chairs and Trustees (England & Wales)
25 May 2022
Job vacancies
Leisure Assistant/Lifeguard
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Location: Flitwick, Bedford, UK
Company: Stevenage Leisure Limited
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Swimming Teacher
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Location: Letchworth Garden City, UK
Company: Stevenage Leisure Limited
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General Manager
Salary: £27,000 - £30,000pa OTE £30k-£33k
Location: Bow, London, UK
Company: énergie group
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Lifeguards: full-time and part-time
Salary: £19,264 - £20,043 pro rata
Location: Melksham, UK
Company: Wiltshire Council
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Fitness Consultants: full-time and part-time
Salary: £20,043 - £20,852 pro rata
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Company: Wiltshire Council
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Swimming Teachers
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Company: Wiltshire Council
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Sports Centre Manager
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Company: Dauntsey's School
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Lifeguards
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Location: Wiltshire, UK
Company: Wiltshire Council
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Operations Manager
Salary: £28,000pa
Location: Highgate, London, UK
Company: Highgate School
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Aquafit Instructor
Salary: £13.18 0 £14.26 per hour + 10% market supplement
Location: Melksham, UK
Company: Wiltshire Council
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Kingston Wheels for All Co-ordinator
Salary: £20,020 FTE - £8,080pa for 14 hrs per week
Location: Kingston upon Thames, UK
Company: Wheels for All
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Lifeguard
Salary: £17,901 - £18,530 pa + shift allowance
Location: Liverpool, UK
Company: University of Liverpool
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Sports Assistant / Lifeguard
Salary: £19,209 - £20,092 + 10% shift allowance + benefits
Location: Bath, UK
Company: University of Bath
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Leisure Attendant / Lifeguard
Salary: £20,174pa
Location: Moreton-in-Marsh, UK
Company: Capita Plc.
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Sports Development Officer
Salary: £24,100 - £26,264 FTE
Location: Pontefract, UK
Company: New Collaborative Learning
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Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
Elevate
London, United Kingdom
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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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