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Hertsmere Leisure Centres’ £5m redevelopment complete 

A massive, £5 million refurbishment project at has been completed at InspireAll’s Bushey Grove and Furzefield Leisure Centres. The nine-month redevelopments involved the added challenge of keep facilities open for customers, and leisure design and build specialist, Createability, worked closely with InspireAll (formerly Hertsmere Leisure), who manage the sites on behalf of Hertsmere Borough Council, to ensure it was business as usual throughout the works. The initial stage of development at Furzefield saw two courts of the...

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Carrick’s Boot Room Launches for the second consecutive year in a bid to increase children’s participation in sport across Greater Manchester and Tyne and Wear

Michael Carrick Foundation has launched its annual campaign, Carrick’s Boot Room, in a bid to ensure youngsters have access to the equipment they need to be able to take part in sport and reach their full potential.   Running throughout October, the football boot amnesty, supported by Trafford Leisure, MLILY, Manchester United Foundation and Newcastle United Foundation, plans to reach more children than ever before. During the campaign, the Foundation is calling upon people to find their...

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ReferAll adds final piece to Public Health Suffolk’s EOR solution

ReferAll has created a software solution for leisure operators offering Exercise on Referral (EOR) in Suffolk. The tool forms the final part of Public Health Suffolk’s new EOR quality standards scheme, launched earlier this year. The county-wide quality standard is the very first of its kind in the UK. It allows medical professionals to refer, safe in the knowledge that they’re referring to accredited facilities, which are successfully delivering programmes that have been rigorously tested using...

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Places Leisure and Right Directions launch Air Ambulance landing guidance for leisure operators

Places Leisure has teamed up with the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) and health and safety expert, Right Directions, to develop guidance around air ambulance landings within leisure centre grounds. The advice will be shared, free of charge, with the entire sector in celebration of National Air Ambulance Week (9-15 September). The partnership follows Places Leisure’s own Head of Safety, Andy Read’s, cardiac arrest last August, when he was treated by the EAAA crew and flown...

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OCL wins funding to help reduce social isolation

Oldham Community Leisure (OCL), in partnership with a number of local community groups, has been awarded Social Action Funding from Oldham Cares, the town's recently formed health and social care service. The £272,957 in funding will be used for the newly created Oldham Active Communities Project, which aims to use physical activity to reduce levels of social isolation within the community. The three-year Oldham Active Communities Project is being delivered by Wellbeing Leisure, which is part of...

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Olympic Medalist, Daniel Purvis, Launches Trafford Leisure’s new Gymnastics and Trampolining Programme at Altrincham Leisure Centre

Olympic Medalist, Daniel Purvis, launched Trafford Leisure’s new Gymnastics and Trampolining Programme at Altrincham Leisure Centre on Saturday 7th September.   Daniel is one of Britain’s most successful gymnasts, having won British, Commonwealth, European, World and Olympic medals. Daniel attended the open day and officially launched the new gymnastics programme, even sharing his Bronze Olympic medal with local children and families.   Daniel says: “It’s been a fantastic day. It was great to share my love of this sport...

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TUI First Choice Holidays chooses Institute of Swimming for Instructor Training

The TUI Group has joined forces with the Institute of Swimming for a second year to deliver Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training sessions for its Swimming Instructors, based overseas at 12 First Choice Holiday Villages.   The First Choice Holiday Village Swimming Academies teach learn to swim group sessions and one to one classes in each of the holiday resorts, along with Rookie Lifeguard and Parent and Toddler Sessions.   The Holiday Villages Swim Academies are aimed at all...

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Createability’s urban-feel trampoline park constructed from shipping containers opens in Newquay

Work has finished on a unique, urban, £3 million trampoline park and indoor play centre in Newquay, constructed with a series of shipping containers. The 40-week project, which required the erection of a full mile of Herras fencing just to secure the site whilst work was underway, has seen leisure design and build specialist, Createability, in conjunction with Saunders Boston Architects, develop a brand new 1,800 sq m indoor soft play and trampoline park, directly behind...

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Trafford Leisure to host disability workshops to make sport and leisure accessible to all

Trafford Leisure is holding a series of workshops to explore how best to deliver more inclusive activities; putting all disabled people and their carers at the heart of its future planning.   The workshops, which will take place at George H Carnall Leisure Centre during June, are part of a strategy review by Trafford Leisure, in conjunction with Trafford Council, to create a more inclusive approach to disability, ensuring access to exercise is available to all.   If you...

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Trafford Leisure offers free adult swimming lessons after Mayor of Trafford learns to swim at Sale Leisure Centre

The Mayor of Trafford, Councillor Tom Ross has learnt to swim at Sale Leisure Centre, where he has been taking adult one to one swimming lessons.   With the help of Trafford Leisure’s swimming teacher Steven Taylor, Councillor Ross has gone from being a non-swimmer, nervous and apprehensive around water, to a competent swimmer feeling confident and calm.   The Mayor of Trafford, Councillor Tom Ross says: “It’s been a huge personal achievement for me, and I am so...

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