Would you like to see?
- A more welcoming and accessible main entrance & reception?
- A new, larger, “healthy options” social cafe?
- Easier disabled access to improved pool changing facilities?
Making big improvements to our buildings is expensive.
It’s VITAL we get it right and take our users/community views into account.
So, we’ve set up a short questionnaire to ask you just three questions that will help our chances obtain grant funding.
Please complete this by the CLOSING DATE: 28TH FEBRUARY 2019
THANK YOU! WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT
Sheffield City Council plans to offer a new 30-year lease to the community trust 4SLC to continue running Stocksbridge Leisure Centre, which will increase opportunities for the trust to secure important funding.
The current lease, which started in 2015 is for 25 years but if the decision to issue a new lease is made, then the trust will have an additional 9 years, taking it to 2049, which will greatly improve their chances of attracting funding.
The lease and running of the centre was transferred to 4SLC in 2014, following a temporary closure of the site, because it was no longer viable for the council to run the facility.
Councillor Mary Lea, Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Leisure at Sheffield City Council, said: “The Stocksbridge community have put their hearts and souls into this centre. Every penny raised and a lot of the manual work has been done by the people who use the facilities.
“Facilities, services and activities at the centre have greatly improved, which is testament to the hard work and determination of the community trust. Extending the lease reflects their success in running the centre and allows them a better chance to continue securing grant funding.
“We know that physical activity has a huge impact on mental wellbeing and it’s clear to see that this facility is more than just a leisure centre, it’s the heart of the community. I’m so pleased that we can support 4SLC in continuing this excellent provision for the next three decades.”
Community trust, 4SLC, was set up by local people to enable them to raise funds for, refurbish and take over management of the leisure centre. After many hours of hard work from the community, the centre was reopened in January 2014.
Over the following two years 4SLC continued their hard work and fundraising to completely renew and reopen the two swimming pools at the centre.
As a community run leisure centre it’s essential that the trust can continue to access funding to enable them to keep improving and providing excellent services at a valuable cost for local people. An extension to the current lease gives the trust a better chance of accessing grant funding and allows them to confidently plan for the centre’s future.
Andy Clarke, CEO at 4SLC said: “The lease extension provides us with longer-term continuity and improves our prospects of securing further capital funding to improve access and facilities for all the community.”
Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre provides many activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes, squash, bowling, badminton, football, kids clubs, birthday parties and more. To find out more visit http://www.stocksbridgeclc.co.uk/
A decision will be made at the council’s Cabinet meeting on Wednesday 13 February. The report is available to read on the council’s website.
HALF TERM HOLIDAY SPORTS CAMP ON TUESDAY 19TH AND THURSDAY 21ST FEBRUARY
Come and join in the fun at our Half Term Holiday Camps
Places are limited to 30 so please book early to avoid disappointment!
The cost is £15 per child per session, suitable for ages 5+
Click here to download your February Holiday Sports Camp Enrolment Form
Please either return the completed form with payment to Reception or email a signed scanned copy to email@example.com and payment can be taken over the phone using a valid debit/credit card
Would you like to try a new challenge for 2019?
If you enjoy swimming and would like to learn lifesaving skills then why not become a Rookie Lifeguard?
For further details and to book a place, hurry! as places are limited to 12 people
Contact Jake at the Leisure Centre on 0114 2883792 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUR TEEN MEMBERSHIP for 13-16 years
Your Teen Membership is a great way to try out new activities and all for £20 per month!
The membership is available to purchase from Reception, the membership form does require parental consent upon completion.
The membership is available for a 12 month option, either full upfront payment of £220.00 or monthly payments of £20.00 per month.
The membership form is available to download and print off, complete the form at home and then bring the completed form and payment to Reception.
Click here to download Your Teen Membership form
DO YOU FANCY TRYING A NEW ACTIVITY FOR 2019?
THEN GET RUNNING!
A new running club is starting FREE to YOUR GYM, GYM & SWIM AND SWIM MEMBERS and 1StepFitness Members and £2.00 to non members, meet at the Leisure Centre at 10am.
All welcome from beginners to serious runners! Don’t worry you can run, jog or even walk fast! Whatever you decide upon you are getting active!
The sessions will run for 12 weeks initially with the aim being at the end of this time you being able to run, jog or walk at least 5km and should you want, to be entered in the Sheffield Neon Night Fun Run!
Go on try something new for 2019! Bookings can be made through 1StepFitness by contacting admin on Facebook @1stepfitness email info @1stepfitness.co.uk or by downloading the app.