Community Leisure UK ezine
March 2021
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Throughout February Redbridge Libraries are celebrating all things LGBT
Each year Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure are proud to host LGBT+ History Month, an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. Throughout February Vision RCL services dedicate time to celebrate and promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the Redbridge community.
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Virtual preview of Reading’s new leisure facilities unveiled
Reading Council and GLL have launched a video promoting the modern new facilities Reading can look forward to. The video offers a glimpse of what the new facilities located at Rivermead and Palmer Park will look like by showcasing virtual CGI models combined with artists' impressions and drone footage.
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Initiative to combat holiday hunger
Abbeycroft Leisure in partnership with Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, Bury St Edmunds Town Council, Suffolk Community Foundation and SynTech Research has further developed its ‘Festive Food’ initiative to support families in need during February half term.
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HLH emphasises partnership working with NHS Highland
Steve Walsh, High Life Highland’s Chief Executive has come out angrily to quash various rumours that have emerged around the Highlands with misinformation about the Charity refusing access to its locations for use as vaccine centres.
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Torfaen Leisure Trust provides facilities and volunteers for vaccination clinics
Torfaen Leisure Trust, like all of the Leisure industry currently find ourselves with empty Centres and our business unable to operate.
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GLL covid protocols recognised
GLL’s approach to Covid Secure protocols and training has received the highest endorsement in the land with our social enterprise being chosen to represent the leisure sector on the HSE website.
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Pendle Leisure staff help roll out covid vaccine
Pendle Leisure Trust staff have once again stepped in to help the local community while on furlough. All staff – from lifeguards and beauty therapists, to gym instructors and swimming teachers – have volunteered to help roll out the COVID vaccine in Pendle.
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Videos highlight impact of East Lindsey’s SO Festival
The huge impact of East Lindsey’s SO Festival upon local, national, and international communities is highlighted in a set of unique videos that chart the event’s history, document its virtual presence during COVID and look forward to its future in 2021 and beyond.
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Active Luton Supports Public Health
As a community wellbeing trust, Active Luton is playing a key role in supporting Luton’s Public Health team with its response to the COVID pandemic.
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Redbridge shines 'light in the darkness' in tribute to Holocaust
The Redbridge community stood in solidarity as they honoured Holocaust Memorial Day safely in their homes on Wednesday 27 January. Candles were lit in windows across Redbridge to remember those who were affected by the darkness of prejudice and hatred.
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Abbeycroft Leisure extends free online programme to support social isolation
Abbeycroft Leisure, Suffolk’s largest independent leisure provider, has extended a programme of free online sessions designed to support loneliness, isolation and dementia awareness.
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Better supports fight against Covid: closed facilities recommissioned as testing and vaccination centres
Better leisure centres across the land are playing their part in the national Covid response - repurposed as much-needed community testing and vaccination facilities.
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GM Active launches bespoke workforce training academy
Employees working across diverse roles in Greater Manchester’s community leisure and cultural sector are to undertake a strategic transformational development programme to boost their understanding and skills surrounding the public health agenda and in turn, provide their communities with an innovative ‘health and wellness service’.
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Impulse Leisure supports the local community by donating food
Thurrock Community Leisure (operating as Impulse Leisure) have gone above and beyond in supporting their local community over the festive period by donating food to vulnerable people in Thurrock.
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Walking app helps families discover zombies and dinosaurs in Hollingworth Lake and Country Park
An interactive mobile app has helped Rochdale residents discover the great outdoors as part of a new trail on the Love Exploring app at Hollingworth Lake and Country Park.
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Iconic Victorian pool closing for major investment
Another of Edinburgh’s iconic Victorian pools, Warrender Swim Centre, home to the Warrender Baths Club said to be the oldest, most famous and most successful swimming club in Scotland has temporarily closed for a major refurbishment, with a planned reopening in September 2021.
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New strength and conditioning suite complete
High Life Highland has completed its new strength and conditioning suite at Inverness Leisure.
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Valentines makes it into the nation’s Top Ten favourite parks!
Vision RCL is delighted that Valentines Park is one of the ten most popular Green Flag Award-winning parks in the country – for the second-year running.
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Freedom Leisure scoop two wins at the Swim Wales National Awards
This year’s virtual awards ceremony was held on Thursday 18th December. The event run by Swim Wales recognises the inspiring work that individuals and organisations deliver across Wales to enable people of all ages and abilities to learn the skill that saves lives – swimming!
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Christmas cheer, festive frocks, and delicious delights for everyone, socially distanced of course!
According to AGE UK more than 850,000 older people could have spent Christmas alone in 2020.
Despite being unable to prevent their participants being alone this Christmas, The Community Team at Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture, swapped Christmas parties, buffets and winter games with personalised gifts, festive food filled hampers and Christmas Carols.
More than 70 food hampers, each filled with delicious treats, were made by the local and independent business Pocklingtons Bakery in Withern. All were hand delivered to participants doorsteps, along with a personal gift, by the Community Team.

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Sport Aberdeen to support people with respiratory conditions in partnership with NHS Grampian
Award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen has developed a programme to specifically support people with respiratory conditions to be active and live well, in partnership with NHS Grampian.
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GLL wins Water Leisure Operator of the Year Award
GLL has won a major award for its swimming facilities. The UK Pool & Spa Awards is the annual 'Oscars' for the leisure industry's swimming providers.
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Rochdale leisure centres receive glowing customer feedback
When Leisure centres in the borough of Rochdale reopened their doors to the public in December following a month of closure, they picked up glowing customer satisfaction scores.
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Launch of nationwide campaign to recognise and promote leisure and cultural trusts
The ‘Key to Health and Happiness’ campaign is a nationwide effort by Community Leisure UK and Bigwave Media to help communities take advantage of their local, Trust operated, leisure and cultural facilities and raise awareness of the amazing job they do in keeping local communities healthy and happy.
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Introducing Vision Fitness on Demand
In this weird new world that we find ourselves, Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure, like many other trusts, have had to adapt to provide services in a different way for their users.
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Sport Aberdeen helps to tackle ‘period poverty’ with CFINE
Award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen has said it is ‘proud’ to be providing complimentary sanitary items throughout the city again, with the aim to help tackle ‘period poverty’.
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High Life Highland Youth Centres planned to reopen with phased approach
High Life Highland is continuing its bounceback campaign with the reintroduction of face-to-face youth work across the Highlands.
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GLL to deliver winter flu vaccinations
GLL is partnering with Pharmacy2u and St John’s Ambulance to deliver free ‘drive through’ flu vaccinations for those who meet NHS eligibility criteria.
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Live Active Leisure's 12 days of Christmas
Live Active Leisure (LAL), Perth and Kinross's sport and fitness Trust, have linked up with a local Gift Card provider, Miconex, to reward their customers this Christmas and to support the growing Shop Local message.
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Active Luton Celebrates 15 Years
Active Luton has been celebrating its 15th birthday. Due to the recent lockdown the occasion was marked online by celebrating the organisation’s history and awarding long service certificates to employees who’d been there right from the start.
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Sport Aberdeen named ‘Team Aberdeen’ at this year’s HEART Awards
Registered charity Sport Aberdeen took the top spot in the Team Aberdeen category at the HEART Awards on Thursday 3 December, an annual event organised by Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership, recognising people working and volunteering in health and social care in Aberdeen.
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tmactive MoveAnywhere
"MoveAnywhere plays an important part in our package of measures to help ensure survival," says Martin Guyton, tmactive chief executive, on switching to a hybrid fitness model.
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Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
RiminiWellness
Italy
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12 Jun 2021
Global Wellness Day
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13-14 Jun 2021
2021 FHT Virtual Conference
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16-17 Jun 2021
Elevate
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18-19 Sep 2021
World Wellness Weekend
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21-24 Sep 2021
Interbad
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01-07 Dec 2022
World Leisure Congress 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand
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