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Mytime Active delivers £17 million worth of social value in just one year

Local social enterprise, Mytime Active, generated a social value in excess of £17 million for its neighbourhood economies last year.   That’s almost £100 of social value – the term used to describe the health, wellbeing, educational and social benefits experienced through physical activity – delivered back to the boroughs for every person that used Mytime Active’s services between April 2023 and March 2024. Social value is a key measure of how charitable and leisure operators contribute...

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Horizon Leisure reveals plans for multi-million pound refurbishment of Waterlooville Leisure Centre

Horizon Leisure, the charitable trust that operates leisure facilities in Havant, has secured funding for an extensive overhaul of Waterlooville Leisure Centre.  Following a public consultation on the refurbishment plans, the leisure and wellbeing facility will undergo a substantial upgrade this summer. At the heart of the transformation lies a bold expansion of the gym facilities, promising state-of-the-art equipment and new innovative health and fitness concepts designed to cater to the diverse needs of local residents. Horizon...

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Everyone Active achieves Learn to Swim Accreditation across all 140 swim lesson programmes

Everyone Active has been awarded Swim England’s Learn to Swim Accreditation for all 140 of its leisure centres delivering swimming lessons in partnership with more than 65 local authorities across the UK. The new two-year accreditation means the charitable leisure trust will have held the quality mark for ten years in a row. The accreditation recognises excellence in governance, sustainability and effectiveness for swim schools and operators delivering Swim England’s Learn to Swim programme, and can...

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Mytime Active open two new fully accessible Changing Places Toilets

Local social enterprise Mytime Active has officially opened two new Changing Places Toilets in the Borough. The new facilities, opened by the Mayor of Bromley, Mike Botting, at Mytime Active’s Pavilion Leisure Centre and Biggin Hill Pool and Library, will help to bring major, life-enhancing freedoms those who need Changing Places Toilets - more than 250,000 people across the country. Changing Places are fully accessible toilet facilities, primary designed for people with physical disabilities, which can...

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Mytime Active offers dementia-friendly golf to boost community wellbeing this Dementia Action Week

Bromley-based charitable trust, Mytime Active, is reintroducing dementia-friendly golf sessions at its Bromley Golf Centre – one of many activities the social enterprise offers to support residents living with dementia, and their carers. In fact, to mark Dementia Action Week (May 13-19) – the Alzheimer's Society's annual campaign that brings people together to take action on dementia – Mytime Active is also hosting a dementia-friendly indoor street party with afternoon tea and entertainment at Crofton Halls...

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The Spa at Beckenham reopens its gym after a complete facelift

Mytime Active is proud to announce that its gym at The Spa at Beckenham has reopened following a £400,000 facelift. The charitable trust has created a standout new gym experience as part of a long-term, multi-phase investment plan.   The refurbishment is part of Mytime Active’s mission to offer state-of-the-art, high-end health and wellness facilities to the people of Bromley and beyond over the coming years.   CEO Jason Stanton says: “Our priority remains to invest in our services...

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Newly Launched Registry Tracks Pool Chemical Incidents

Key industry bodies have launched a pool plant chemical incident register in a bid to help the sector improve standards of chemical handling and tackle the dramatic rise in accidents and incidents.   Chemical incidents in the UK have risen dramatically over the last few years, particularly since covid, with the three year average between 2021-2023 up by 62%*. The surge has prompted the formation of the Pool Chemical Forum, hosted by the CBA (Chemical Business Association),...

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Mytime Active ditches the blue to go green!

The Trust has removed all blue single-use plastic overshoes from its swimming pools, saving more than 36,000 pairs per month Charitable trust, Mytime Active, has removed all single-use plastic overshoes from its swimming pools and leisure centres, as part of ongoing sustainability efforts. Across the trust’s six swimming pools in the Borough of Bromley, the decision to no longer use single-use plastic overshoes will prevent 36,000 pairs from going into landfill per month - that’s a...

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Mytime Active boosts community wellbeing through new hubs

Mytime Active is boosting the wellbeing of its local community through newly launched Wellbeing Hubs in Birmingham, which have already seen more than 150 referrals made via health care professionals and social prescribers, as well as through self-referral, since the start of the project in January 2024. On completion of the six-week programmes – running at Hatchford Brook Golf Centre and Gym and Pype Hayes Golf Course and Gym – more than a third of participants...

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Pentathlon GB launches strategic hubs of excellence to strengthen participation

Pentathlon GB, the national governing body for the Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon, has launched a series of seven hubs across the UK to help increase participation. The hubs, which also intend to decentralise talent from its historic home base of Bath, will launch in April. The hubs will be located at: Millfield School in Somerset Leweston School in Dorset North West Hub near Clitheroe in Lancashire The Warriors Pentathlon and Athletic Club in Merseyside University...

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