Community Leisure UK ezine
July 2020
Latest member news
Trust sector delivers unified response to re-engage communities across the UK
With an under-current suggesting that leisure and culture services in England may start to re- open facilities in July, a UK wide campaign has been created to unify trusts and re-engage communities to remind them of the value of being part of a safe and local leisure or cultural facility. The 'Get U Back' campaign is designed to champion the role of the trust sector and engages a positive message to the community to get people back into gyms, libraries, parks, theatres and more.
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Inverness Botanic Gardens and Nursery brings cheer to patients
High Life Highland staff at Inverness Botanic Gardens and Nursery (IBG&N) have been bringing cheer to patients and staff at Raigmore Hospital's Renal Unit in Inverness during this lockdown period by delivering plants for brightening up this part of the building and grounds.
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New managing director appointed at Northampton Leisure Trust
Northampton Leisure Trust which operates under the Trilogy Leisure brand has announced the appointment of John Fletcher as its Managing Director. He takes up the post on 1 June 2020 following the retirement of Ian Redfern, who has held the post since the Trust’s launch in 2011.
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Vision remain creative and resilient during lockdown
The Coronavirus has seen many parks throughout London close their gates at some point during the last few weeks in order to deal with the sheer volume of visitors especially during the hot weather.
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Mobile Covid-19 testing unit and food distribution hub set up at Oxstalls Sports Park
Aspire Sports and Cultural Trust has always had the needs of the community at its heart. During these unprecedented times, everyone is having to change how they usually operate, behave, and function.
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GLL and Brakes launch unique home delivery partnership to combat Coronavirus shortages
In what is thought to be an industry first, leisure operator and social enterprise GLL has partnered with Brakes, one of the UK's leading food service companies, to offer a home delivery service to its members.
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Link4Life supports local community during Covid19
In recent weeks, Link4Life has continued to support its customers despite the gyms, swimming pools, sports halls, events venues and Touchstones Rochdale being closed as part of the government lockdown and restrictions on social distancing.
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Arts Council England launches three new data dashboards
As relevant data becomes ever more important to the work of Arts Council England and our many audiences, partners, funders and stakeholders in the arts and cultural sector and beyond, we have brought together a range of data sources by theme into useful, interactive dashboards.
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Pendle Leisure Trust staff volunteer to help the vulnerable
Pendle Leisure Trust staff have helped almost 1,000 vulnerable residents since the Coronavirus outbreak.
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Doncaster Leisure Trust turned community support provider
Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT) turned from a leisure provider into a community support provider in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic.
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Sporting extravaganza cancelled but Aberdeen city pupils are encouraged to stay active
Thousands of school children from across Aberdeen would have been gearing up for the city's largest free sporting extravaganza this week, marking the 7th annual Aberdeen Youth Games (AYG).
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OCL initiates new partnerships to help local residents during COVID-19 crisis
Although Oldham Community Leisure's (OCL) centres are currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the leisure Trust is continuing to serve the community to ensure help gets to local people who need it most.
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Burnley Leisure staff volunteer to help community during lockdown
Volunteer staff from Burnley Leisure have been running online fitness classes for children and vulnerable people during the lockdown.
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Golf Aberdeen thrilled with green light for golf
Golf Aberdeen, part of award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen, has reopened the city's four public golf courses after Scotland's First Minister confirmed that some outdoor activities, including golf, can resume operating.
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Halo Leisure reaches out to the community
"Communities only work if we don't just think about ourselves, but about each other as well", says Iain Hayes, Halo Leisure's Director of Operations.
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Better leisure centres donate 115,000 pieces of PPE to St Thomas's Hospital
Better Leisure Centres in London and the South East are among those to have donated over 115,000 items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to St Thomas's Hospital.
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Local GROW project partnership helps reduce food miles
Throughout the current lockdown High Life Highland staff at Inverness Botanic Gardens and Nursery have been working hard, not only maintaining the gardens for everyone to enjoy as measures are eased, but also in finding new ways to make sure that locally grown produce from the GROW project is put to good use.
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'Workout at home' brings unprecedented demand for fitness online
Online virtual fitness classes and exercising from home have experienced huge demand since the UK Government ordered all gyms and leisure centres to close on Friday 20 March as part of the national response to COVID-19.
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Lincs Inspire helps to piece together unsolved mystery since WWII
Just as people the length and breadth of the country had gone into lock-down, Jennie Cartwright from Lincs Inspire Libraries was working hard to uncover the identity of a seaman, buried in an unmarked grave in the town of Vágur in 1942.
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GLL partners with Manchester City Football Club and Manchester Council to provide Rest & Relaxation
An innovative collaboration between leisure operator and social enterprise GLL, Manchester City Council, Manchester Health & Care Commissioning and Manchester City Football Club has seen the city's National Squash Centre (NSC) transformed into a Rest & Relaxation facility for hard working NHS staff.
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The Stockton Leisure Trust keeping Teesside active
Amidst all of the uncertainty that is dominating our thoughts and screens right now, Stockton- on-Tees leisure trust, Tees Active, is leading the way in a bid to inspire and motivate communities to keep active and healthy at home throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Aura's Sports Development team wins award for Outstanding contributions to Community Safety
On 14 May, the Aura Sports Development was delighted to be named the winner of the Street Games award for Outstanding contributions to Community Safety!
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Supporting Falkirk Schools at Easter
Falkirk Community Trust, through Active Schools, Sports Development, Arts and Library teams have helped to provide activities to children of front line family workers who had attended one of the 8 Key workers Childcare Hubs throughout the Easter holidays.
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Closed Chipping Norton Leisure Centre re-opens as The Chippy Larder
Chipping Norton Leisure Centre, closed due to the Coronavirus, has been re-purposed to provide the base for The Chippy Larder: a membership program that enables individuals and households from across the community to have access to affordable and nutritious food.
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Highland Archive Centre celebrates volunteer support
High Life Highland's Highland Archive Centre staff are applauding volunteers for the Charity, as people continue to provide support throughout the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Your Leisure Kent gets out into the community
Your Leisure Kent LTD have been working with the local authority in helping connect resources where they are most needed.
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OCL's Wellbeing Leisure takes Friday Club online to combat loneliness during lockdown
Wellbeing Leisure, part of Oldham Community Leisure (OCL), has taken its weekly Friday Club online to help combat loneliness whilst its leisure centre doors remain closed due to coronavirus.
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Highland Charity Assessing How to Welcome Customers Back
High Life Highland (HLH) is pleased that the pre-emptive work staff have been undertaking during the current COVID-19 lockdown period is very much in line with the Scottish Government's route map for emerging from the crisis.
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Better wins National Marketing Award for Keeping it Real
Better – the customer brand of social enterprise GLL – has won a national award for its marketing campaign that effectively communicated its social values.
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Aura named North East Wales Fun Football Provider of the Year
Despite the current challenge presented by Covid-19, we wanted to share some good news: Aura has won the North East Wales Fun Football Provider of the Year in the Football Association of Wales / McDonalds Grassroots Football Awards.
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Mass Confectionery Donation to Teesside Hospitals
Stockton's leisure centres have donated over £1000 worth of confectionery from their cafés and vending machines to support frontline staff at The University Hospital of North Tees and James Cook University Hospital.
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High Life Highland staff support Healthy Hearts and Minds in local communities
In response to the Covid-19 outbreak High Life Highland has remained committed to providing support for over 250 participants already involved in the Charity’s Cardiac Rehab, Parkinson’s and Falls Prevention exercise programmes across the Highlands.
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Events
SIG Safeguarding
15 September 2020: Webinar
SIG GDPR Compliance
29 September 2020: Webinar
All other Special Interest Group and other Regional members meetings are currently under review following Covid-19 and will be confirmed with members soon. Most meetings for this calendar year will likely be taking place online.

Community Leisure UK is running weekly Covid-19 HR & Finance meetings as well as Covid-19 recovery sessions in line with the Covid-19 recovery support programme. For more information, please contact [email protected]
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Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
active-net 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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28-31 Aug 2020
RiminiWellness
Italy
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09-10 Sep 2020
active-net Scotland & NI
Crieff, United Kingdom
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21-24 Sep 2020
SIBEC North America
Coronado, United States
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01-02 Oct 2020
(PAF) The Physical Activity Facilities Forum
Whittlebury, United Kingdom
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11-12 Oct 2020
Elevate
London, United Kingdom
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17-23 Oct 2020
World Leisure Congress 2020
Beijing, China
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27-30 Oct 2020
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