Everybody Leisure 4


Welcome to another edition of the staff newsletter which aims to provide the
latest information on the progress being made to establish your new Leisure
Trust. Since the last issue there has been plenty going on including:
Consultation Update
Many thanks to everyone who attended the first series of formal staff
consultations. This is a critical part of the formal transfer process for
contracted staff. Hopefully, many of you are now much more aware of what
a TUPE transfer means for you. For staff unable to attend a session the TUPE
‘Frequently Asked Question’ sheet issued is now on SharePoint. Many staff
have already requested access to this but for those of you who haven’t follow
this link
and press “Request Access”.
Everybody Leisure Staff Consultation Stakeholder Group
The group met for the first time on 9 th
October with representation from across
the various leisure services and sites. There was some lively debate of issues
and questions from the team. Key topics including branding and uniforms
and the start of a discussion on new ‘values’ for the Trust and what you would
like to see in them so that they reflect fully the involvement of the staff. The
notes from the meeting are to be found on the staff leisure SharePoint site
along with a set of FAQ’s for staff to use at reception to provide customers
with information. The next meeting is set for 3pm 30 th
October at Sandbach
Leisure Centre so don’t forget to ask your line manager who that person is for
your site and get talking to them!
New Web Pages
The new trust “Everybody Sport and Recreation Ltd” now has its own
temporary website address: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/everybodytrust
A specialist web design company will be developing a full new website over
the next few months. In the meantime, if anyone requires any further
information please direct them to this site.
Everybody Leisure News
October 2013 – Issue 4
Trust Board Update
The Council’s two appointed Board Directors Councillors Kolker and Hardy
have continued their tour around leisure centres and have been incredibly
impressed by the level and quality of the service provided, in particular the
motivation and enthusiasm of the staff they have spoken to, many of whom
have great ideas for the Trust and what to spend its money on! Site and team
visits will continue throughout October and November. The deadline for
applications for the remaining director positions has now passed and I am
pleased to confirm that there has been considerable interest. Candidates
have been shortlisted and interviews will be taking place fairly soon in
preparation for the first Board meeting.
Leisure Centre News
A number of centres have gone through the Quest Quality Assurance process
in the last few months with some excellent results and comments from the
assessors including:
Crewe Pool – “The centre has an up to date Business Plan which clearly
dovetails into the leisure facilities plan and the corporate objectives”, “The
employee appraisal process seems very well implemented and the six
monthly reviews are used to track performance of each employee” and
“Recent investments to help reduce utility consumption such as pool covers
and hand dryers demonstrate a positive commitment in this area”.
Macclesfield Leisure Centre – “impressive approach to training lifeguards
using the traffic light system”, “excellent use of IT to reduce the need for
paper based systems” and “improved staff communications” with an overall
assessment saying that “staff offered a high standard of service, with sound
product knowledge, happy to continually contribute to improving services
which was backed up with good support from managers”.
Poynton Leisure Centre – “There was a positive culture within the staff, and a
commitment to provide a quality service! And “the centre was clean and
well presented”.
Wilmslow Leisure Centre – “The overall standard of cleanliness throughout the
centre was very good, and the team should be commended for this” and
“The investment in the Fitness Suite has had a big impact on performance,
and the team are tracking this well”.
Knutsford and Holmes Chapel Leisure Centres are currently waiting for the
reports from their recent visits.
Thank you to all the teams who have contributed to these highly encouraging
reports for their continuing hard work.
Staff at Macclesfield Leisure Centre
Leisure Development News
The evening Street Sports sessions that have been running during July –
September have had the highest number of attendance since ‘Street Sports’
began. This year we have ran 14 sessions per week and achieved over 2800
attendances. Around a quarter of the participants that attend Street Sports
sessions in the evenings attended 7 or more sessions in the quarter which
shows real commitment. This achievement is down to the collective effort of
all the sports coaches and volunteers for delivering the sessions, as well as the
office staff who support promoting the programme.
Every year the team runs the successful Annual Cheshire East Sports Awards,
which this year take place on Thursday 21 st
November. Please can all staff
who regularly work with sports clubs please make them aware of the awards
for which nominations are now being sought. Follow the link below for more
Further information
For further information on anything contained in this newsletter please
Mark Wheelton – Leisure Services Manager
Tel: 01270 686679 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 01270 686679 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting
e-mail: mark.wheelton@cheshireeast.gov.uk


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