Everybody Leisure News 325/11/2013
Welcome to edition three of the staff newsletter now rebranded as “Everybody Leisure News”, but with the same aim of providing you the staff with the latest information on the progress being made to establish your new leisure Trust.
Yes, the Trust now has a name! Officially registered with Companies House as “Everybody Sports and Recreation Limited”, it will continue to build on the successful “Everybody” brand that you have all worked hard to establish over the last few years. One of the next jobs will be to develop the Trust’s new identity and brand including amongst other items our website,
publicity material and new uniforms.
Formal Staff Consultation
As some of you will be aware, the consultation process for staff with Cheshire East contracts has now commenced. Please make every effort to attend one of these sessions, and remember, you can attend any of them not just the one at your main workplace:
26 th September 2 – 4 pm Congleton Leisure Centre
27 th September 10 – 12noon Nantwich Pool
27 th September 1 – 3pm Shavington Leisure Centre
30 th September 10 – 12noon Alsager Leisure Centre
30 th September 2 – 4pm Sandbach Leisure Centre
2nd October 10 – 12noon Macclesfield Leisure Centre
2nd October 2 –
October 10 – 12noon Knutsford Leisure Centre
3rd October 2 – 4pm Wilmslow Leisure Centre
4th October 1 – 3pm Crewe Pool
7th October 10 – 12noon Victoria Community Centre
7th October 1.30 – 3.30pm Middlewich Leisure Centre
7th October 4 – 6pm Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre
8th October 2 – 4pm Barony Park
8th October 5 – 7pm Sir Williams Stanier Leisure Centre
Everybody Leisure Staff Group
As requested at the first round of information visits a staff group has been set up to meet on
a regular basis to discuss trust staff issues and to improve information flow with all staff.
Replacing the current leisure marketing group it will aim to be a way of both informing staff of
recent Trust developments and allow you to raise issues of concern or requiring clarification.
Ask your line manager who is your site/team representative and start asking them questions!
Trust Sharepoint Site
A new site has been set up for the Trust, and will hold a range of documents that will be of
interest to staff, such as this newsletter.
To access the site follow the link below and press
“Request access”. It may take up to two working days for the access to be approved but you
will receive an e-mail confirmation.
Everybody Leisure News
September 2013 – Issue 3
The Trust Board starts to take shape as a further director is nominated. Councillor Martin
Hardy, Ward Member for Broken Cross and Upton becomes the second appointee along with
Councillor Andrew Kolker as the Cheshire East Council representatives.
Councillor Andrew Kolker Councillor Martin Hardy
Both councillors are looking forward to the exciting challenges being a director will bring, and
to get a head start will be venturing out to a number of sites and talking to staff teams over
the coming weeks to see the range of leisure opportunities on offer.
The Council is also now actively looking to recruit the other Board Directors who will start to
meet formally in the coming months and to make the important decisions for the early life of
the new trust
Seven Cheshire East swimming pools recently entered the 2013 CIMSPA & IQL Lifeguard
Triathlon. The event, which tests lifeguards’ CPR, pool rescue and lifeguard theory skills,
attracted entries from 48 facilities across the UK with a total of over 650 lifeguards taking
Cheshire East staff performed exceptionally well with the leading lifeguard, Adam Frost from
Knutsford Leisure Centre, finishing fourth overall with a score of 99%, only dropping a point
on one question. Crewe Pool’s Lisa Walford finished 7th in the female category on 88.5%
just 2.5% behind the winner. Facilities were ranked by the average of the top four scores with
two of our facilities, Crewe (5th) and Knutsford (6th) finishing in the top ten & Wilmslow (17th)
and Macclesfield (20th) both making the top 20.Trophies were presented to Adam, Lisa & the
staff at Crewe Pool as a recognition of their excellent results.
Lifestyle Centre Update
Work continues on a preferred site for the multi-million-pound Crewe Lifestyle Centre after
the Council decided to no longer include the Cumberland Centre as one of its preferred sites.
The Council is now focusing on a number of sites including the Christchurch car parks in the
town centre. Investigation work is now taking place to establish their suitability. In addition to
a 25-metre eight-lane swimming pool, learner pool and fitness suite facilities the lifestyle
centre will also be the home to a number of the Council’s services including adult social care
and children and families teams and users. The Leader of the Council also recently
announced the Council’s intention to develop a similar centre for Congleton but plans for this
are still at a very early stage.
Leisure Development News
The Leisure Development Team recently celebrated success after obtaining over £100,000
of grant funding to continue to deliver the Street Sports outreach programme throughout
Cheshire East. This has created opportunities for further employment for those staff who
have obtained coaching qualifications and feel they are not currently being used. So if you
would like to gain experience in the Development section of leisure then get in touch with
Over the last six months the team has supported over one hundred events and activities with
the Volunteer Programme and its many volunteers. The scheme was formally recognised in
2013 for “Volunteer Project Of The Year” in the National Street Games Awards.
As we approach November and the prestigious annual “Cheshire East Sports Awards” we
are looking for all our colleagues in leisure services to promote and nominate some of those
clubs and individuals who have been working hard over the past year. Please could all staff
spread the word to the clubs they come into contact with and direct them to the website
where they can nominate in various categories
Having recently had National Cycle To Work day the team have just completed six months
delivery of Bikeability in the local schools and nearly 2000 young people have achieved Level
2 Bikeability with another 2000 young people aiming to be competent cyclist by March 2014.
For any further information on anything contained in this newsletter please contact:
Mark Wheelton - Leisure Services Manager
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