Community Leisure UK ezine
January 2020
Latest member news
Magna Vitae hosts 'relaxed' panto for people living with dementia
Loud noises, and flashing lights, accompanied by shouts of 'it's behind you'! An annual visit to the Panto is a seasonal tradition for millions of people across the UK. But for people, many of them older and living with certain conditions – such as dementia – such fun performances are simply not suitable. Aware of this issue, the Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure & Culture has come up with a solution at Skegness' Embassy Theatre, which it manages in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire.
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Kingswood pool reopens following £35k refurbishment project
Customers made a splash at Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre as both of the swimming pools reopened following a month-long £35,000 refurbishment project.
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Live Borders Libraries have abolished fines for overdue books
Live Borders is spreading some Christmas cheer with news that it abolished library fines on 1 December.
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Jubilee Hall gym re-opens!
On 11th December 2019, Jubilee Hall Trust officially re-opened their iconic Jubilee Hall gym in Covent Garden after a major refurbishment.
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South Gloucestershire's Circadian Trust is a certified top employer
Circadian Trust, the not-for-profit organisation that runs South Gloucestershire's Active Lifestyle Centres, has been awarded the 'Best Companies to Work For' accreditation.
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Renfrewshire Libraries win Best Library ComicScene Award
ComicScene, the UK comic magazine, have announced that Renfrewshire Libraries have won The Best Library category in the ComicScene Awards 2019, beating off stiff competition from Dundee Libraries.
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Hillingdon Council awards new leisure contract to GLL
Hillingdon Council has awarded its new 10-year leisure centre management contract to charitable social enterprise Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL), in a move that will help residents stay active and enjoy the benefits of sport.
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Festive day of 'Food and Fun' spread Christmas joy for over 100 children in Aberdeen
Local charities and organisations in Aberdeen got together to make a positive difference to children this Christmas.
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80 guests enjoy festive party at Deeside Leisure Centre
Participants of Aura's National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS) attended a Christmas party at Deeside Leisure Centre on 6 December 2019.
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A triumphant year for Sport Aberdeen
An unwavering string of award successes in 2019 has firmly cemented Sport Aberdeen's place on the national radar as one of the best Leisure Trusts in Scotland.
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Burnley Leisure celebrates success at National Fitness Awards
Burnley Leisure recently attended the UK's biggest fitness awards beating off strong competition to make the finals.
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Aura Leisure and Libraries' top 5 highlights of 2019
Aura Leisure and Libraries, a not-for-profit, employee owned organisation based in Flintshire, North Wales, have compiled together its highlights from a very successful year.
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Epsom swimming teacher makes a splash at National Final
Erin Ridgewell from Epsom has been recognised as "The Swimming Teacher of the Year" by industry experts, following a national judging day (11th December 2019) held at the former 2012 Olympic venue - the London Aquatics Centre.
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Skaters celebrate Christmas in style at Sport Aberdeen's 'Festive Celebration on Ice'
The Linx Ice Arena was transformed into a winter wonderland as Ice Aberdeen, part of registered charity Sport Aberdeen, held their spectacular Christmas ice skating showcase on Saturday 14 December.
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Start strong this new year
New Year's resolutions, which often involve focusing on weight-loss, are as notorious as Hollywood marriages as far as lasting commitment goes. Yet if you move the focus away from dieting to mental wellbeing and focus on starting the year right by using exercise to feel good, you're more likely to stick to your goals, says leading Edinburgh leisure and sport provider.
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Padiham Leisure Centre Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Padiham Leisure Centre celebrated its 50th anniversary in fantastic style.
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GLL scoops a top prize at SEUK Awards 2019
The UK's premier leisure and cultural charitable social enterprise has scooped top honours for its support for other social enterprises in its supply chain.
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Sport Aberdeen awarded funding to get Scotland walking
Walk Aberdeen, run by award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen, has received £4,000 of funding from Scottish walking charity Paths for All in a bid to improve health and wellbeing at a local level.
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Culture seminars launch in 2020
Community Leisure UK's Culture Seminars have been rescheduled for early 2020 following the announcement of the general election. Purdah meant that some of our partners' ability to come and participate in the day's discussions would have been limited.
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Connect Centre opens to the public
Newport Live celebrated the re-opening of a much-loved community venue in Pillgwenlly with an Open Day in November.
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Sport Aberdeen provides 260 free memberships to care experienced young people
Charity Sport Aberdeen has handed out 260 free memberships to care experienced young people (CEYP), both in and out-with Aberdeen, through a pioneering initiative since the beginning of 2017.
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Tickets for the Afterlife attracts funding for Vision Redbridge Libraries
Following on from the success in 2017 of Redbridge Libraries' The Final Party – Celebrating Death through Celebrations of Life, Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure have secured funding to expand and continue with their project around death.
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Heather Watson serves up a tennis treat for Kensington kids
Kensington Leisure Centre recently welcomed former Wimbledon Doubles Champion and double Olympian, Heather Watson, to join Better tennis coaches in delivering sessions for inner city children, in association with Give it Your Max.
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Magna Vitae project wins diversity award
The Celebrated Still Me project, offering a friendly and active lifeline for people living with dementia in Lincolnshire, has won a major national award for its work in the community.
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Sport Aberdeen ramps up adventure offering in north-east
The merger of two popular outdoor activity services, operated by award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen, was celebrated on Tuesday 12 November, broadening the range of outdoor adventurous activities available in Aberdeen and providing an enhanced experience for all.
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Teens to learn bicycle maintenance thanks to new community project launched by LiveWire
An innovative free new community bike project will teach young people bicycle maintenance skills – with participants being given their rebuilt bike to keep at the end of the six-week course.
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Aspire launches transgender swimming club to encourage safe space swimming
Aspire Sports and Cultural Trust in Gloucester recently trialled a new transgender swimming sessions at their popular GL1 facility. The trans and non-binary swimming group is in partnership with Trans* Gloucestershire and is designed to support transgender customers and their families to feel more confident whilst using their swimming facilities.
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Pendle Leisure Trust's Good Life Project has a brand new website
Packed with information and testimonials of how the project has helped and changed the lives of so many people, the website is THE go-to place to find out about this very worthy cause which makes a difference to people affected by isolation and mental health.
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Mayor of London recognises GLL for creating healthy workplaces
Charitable social enterprise GLL has been received the Mayor of London's Healthy Workplace Foundation Award for 11 of the leisure centres it operates across four London boroughs.
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Health and leisure partnership develops a 'Falls Prevention' programme in West Suffolk
Suffolk's largest fitness provider Abbeycroft Leisure, working in partnership with West Suffolk CCG and West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has developed a falls prevention programme.
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Andy Bindon joins GLL as Director of Change and Values
HR Director and Business Leader Andy Bindon has joined the UK's largest leisure and cultural charitable social enterprise – GLL.
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Chrissie makes Outstanding Contribution!
We were delighted that Chrissie Mullings-Lewis was a finalist in the Outstanding Contribution category at the prestigious Active Westminster awards held at Porchester Hall on Friday 22nd November.
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Get Out Get Active project success
Your Leisure Kent, over the last 3 years, have been enormously proud to be part of the national project "Get Out Get Active," which was funded by the Spirit of 2012 and led by Activity Alliance.
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Free coaching clinics to engage with community sports in Aberdeen
Active Schools Coordinators in Aberdeen have organised a series of training and development courses for volunteer sports coaches across the city.
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Newport Tennis Centre awarded insport Club Ribbon standard
Newport Tennis Centre has been awarded Disability Sport Wales insport Club Ribbon standard.
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Courageous Clements Hall swim teacher wins award
At 26, Jo-Jo McQueen - Swim School Manager and Head Swim Teacher at Fusion's Clements Hall Leisure Centre, in Hawkwell, Essex - has shown that with enough determination and regardless of disability, anything is possible, as she is awarded the prestigious title of 'Swimming Teacher of the Year' from Swim England.
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Another award for Withington Baths!
The folks over at Withington Baths & Leisure Centre have won yet another award, this time it's for their new Over-50's Table Tennis Project!
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Thor Blimey! Viking Day is Norse-tastic success at Warrington Museum & Library.
You could have been forgiven for thinking it was 860 AD when Viking Warlords and Shield- Maidens conquered Warrington Museum and Library for the day on Saturday 9th November.
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Atrial fibrillation - the ticking time bomb
People across west Suffolk are being urged to have their pulses checked for signs of a heart condition that has been described as a "ticking time bomb".
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Half Fish nominated for Swim England teaching awards
Half Fish HQ were amazed to be nominated in all 6 categories of the recent Swim England Teaching awards with 2 nominations in one category!
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Active Nation scoops five industry honours with the TRP member experience awards
This month, Active Nation has scooped a fantastic five TRP Member Experience Awards across three of its sites.
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General Meetings
Community Leisure UK General Meeting
4 February 2020: thestudio, Birmingham
Community Leisure UK GM & Awards
20th May 2020 - Science & Industry Museum
Regional Meetings
North East & Yorkshire and North West meeting
13 February 2020: Adrenaline, Rossendale
central region
18 February 2020: TBC
london and south east regions
18 March 2020: TBC
south west and wales regions
27 March 2020: TBC
North east and yorkshire regions
Feb / Mar 2020: TBC - north west based
Other events
Culture Seminar England
21 January 2020: Doncaster
Culture Seminar Wales
23 January 2020: Newport
Single Sites Group England & Wales
21 April 2020: TBC
Learn to Swim Conference
28 April 2020: TBC
GDPR Group England & Wales
3 March 2020: Stevenage
Safeguarding Group England & Wales
5 March 2020, London
Culture Group England & Wales
1 April 2020: Flintshire
HR England & Wales Group
23 April 2020: London
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Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Spatex 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom
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29-30 Jan 2020
Digital Transformation in Sports Summit
San Francisco, United States
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20 Feb 2020
SWEAT
London, United Kingdom
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24 Feb 2020
SAPCA Annual Conference, Awards and Annual Dinner
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23-25 Mar 2020
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25 Mar 2020
The Perfect Storm in Sports 4.0
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