Stocksbridge & Upper Don PKW Partnership (SUD) are part of a city wide People Keeping Well Framework, and through this have been allocated a range of funds aimed at improving health and wellbeing of our community.

One particular fund is targeting Community Wellbeing and as the lead body for SUD, we are pleased to announce there is a small grants fund of ng (£10,000) to support local ideas/ initiatives to help promote health and wellbeing within our area (Stocksbridge, Deepcar, Wharncliffe Side & Oughtibridge)

This funding can be applied for to support the following: –

  • New idea/ project to help promote a healthier, happier lifestyle
  • New idea/ project to reduce isolation/ loneliness
  • New idea/ project that supports people during these difficult times

(This funding is open to ANYONE LOCALLY within the SUD ward, whether you are a developed group/ organisation or an individual with a fantastic idea as long as the project showcases as a new idea and demonstrates it will be beneficial for local people (non-profit).

‘Funding is unrestricted and can be used for equipment, to expand something, to start something new’.  

 ‘There is no expectation that this funding is recurring or to deliver an ongoing service nor is it restricted to existing PKW Community partnership members’

Closing Date for Applications is 17:00 pm Friday 6th November 2020.

Only one application per organisation/ person.

The Small Grants Scheme is delivered under Stocksbridge & Upper Don PKW network and will be administered by SCLC as the PKW lead for the area.

For further information and application form please contact:

Lee Hible

Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre

Moorland Drive

S36 1EG

0114 288 3792

 Grant Size:

  • You can apply for any amount however the total fund to be distributed will be £10,000, whether that be one successful project or 100 separate projects. All applications will be judged on merit by a panel from the SUD Steering Group

Closing Date for Applications: 17:00 pm Friday 6th November 2020


  • Projects must be for the benefit of residents within:

Stocksbridge, Deepcar, Wharncliffe Side & Oughtibridge

  • All applications will be judged on merit by a panel from the SUD Steering Group


  • Complete the following form and return it by 17:00 pm Friday 6th November 2020 to:


 Any Questions?

  • If you’d like to have a talk about your idea before you apply, or any advice then do feel free to get in contact with Lee at Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre


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Despite moving into Tier 3, Sheffield City Council have now confirmed all leisure/gym/exercise classes can continue.

Therefore we wish to make everyone aware that, with immediate effect, ALL OUR CLASSES are carrying on as normal – and operating in a Covid safe way. 

You should continue to contact the Centre to pre book your place on the class of your choosing

Can we please remind customers, and especially members, that if you book a place and for whatever reason cannot attend, that you notify us as soon as possible., Otherwise, this can lead to denying a potential place to others.
Thank you.

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Update from Andy Clarke, Chief Executive

Further to my previous email today, we have now established a clearer ruling in relation to the implication of moving into Tier 3 from Saturday.

Unfortunately, this does now seem to clarify the position that ALL INDOOR CLASSES must be cancelled from Saturday until further notice.

See the following link;, which states that; 

“Indoor classes in gyms and sports facilities should not take place. Gyms and leisure centres can remain open more generally.”

The exceptions for Disabled and Youth Sport activities remain, which means all clubs delivering youth sport (gymnastics, trampoline, u/18s 5 as side) are ok to continue, as are our swimming lessons and inflatable sessions.

So, for the time being, we should cease all the following class activities from Saturday onwards.

  • ALL classes operating on the dry side (Pilates, Boxfit, Bikefit, Chair Aerobics, Live Well, Spin, Yoga) 
  • ALL classes operating on the wet side (Aqua Deep, Aqua Fit, Aqua Care) – including any staff training events planned.  

This notice will be put on our website and Facebook page to provide the latest information to our customers 

All customers already booked onto classes from Saturday onwards will be informed their class is cancelled until further notice.

All other activities can continue – e.g. fitness gym, lane swimming and other scheduled sessions (ladies only, family swim, adults and parent & child).

Oxley’s Café can also continue to operate, however we may need to review opening times in the event of the likely drop in numbers visiting the Centre.

I will continue to keep you updated if anything else changes.

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If you are feeling lonely or isolated, we can help!

We have several physical activity classes you can join in with or why not join the “Me Time Chat” Group where you can have a cuppa and talk to new people.

Speak to our Health & Well-Being Team for further information and how to take part in an activity.

Katy on 07444142359 or Sabrina on 07584980282

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Re opening Update

AFTER two years in the planning and a lot of hard work, Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre’s major new extension is now complete and all its COVID measures are in place, ready to welcome everyone back to use its fabulous and improved facilities when it re-opens on Monday September 14.

Stunning new reception area to welcome visitors

Stunning new reception area to welcome visitors

These include a new front entrance with wheelchair ramp access and wheelchair stair lifts, the new Oxley’s café, new pool showers and toilets, new reception, offices and meeting space.

New Pool Showers and Toilets

New Pool Showers and Toilets


With the other improvements in the changing rooms, it means car park to poolside is now completely accessible for wheelchair users.

Oxley’s café, operated under contract by the brilliant Argent Catering, will be open to the general public as well as Centre users serving hot and cold food and drinks – including ethically sourced and sustainable Fairtrade coffee.

Andy Clarke, the Trust’s CEO and Centre Manager, told Look Local: “We hope everyone is impressed by the improvements made. The Board would like to thank our main con-tractor AM Building Services (York-shire) Ltd and all the other subcon-tractors for the first class work they have done in the Centre. We would also like to thank our Architects TP Bennett Ltd and Cost Consultants CBRE Ltd who conducted the official handover last Friday, in time for the Centres re-opening to the public.”

He went on to say: “The Board would also like to give a huge thank you to our staff and volunteers that have worked so hard on the refurbishments as well as our funders, The National Lottery Community Fund, Sport England, East Peak Innovation Partnership and Well North whose generous grants have made this possible. “The Centre is now fully Covid ready and has introduced a number of changes in line with guidance is-sued. These will include operating a policy of wearing face masks inside the centre by everyone in the public areas (limited exceptions apply). Hand sanitising points are displayed throughout the centre and new and improved cleaning regimes include using the latest ‘fogging’ equipment to carry out regular sanitising. One-way systems will operate wherever possible and there is plenty of signage reminding customers to observe social distancing.

Inside the new Cafe and Foyer area

Inside the new Cafe and Foyer area

“Due to having to operate on reduced numbers and complying with the track and trace system, the Centre will now operate on a pre-booking only system – this applies for every activity and includes members too. “Places can be booked up to an hour before the session. Prepayment at the point of booking is preferred although payment can be made at the centre if needed, contactless where possible. to book your session please call the centre on 0114 288 3792.

“A new timetable for both swimming pools with new session times will be operating up to the end of December so please check the Centre’s website. “We are still asking people to arrive ‘swim ready’ to save congestion in the changing rooms, but our new showers are available to use, all we ask is for you to get dressed and leave the changing rooms as quickly as possible after your session to allow for our fogging regime before the next customers booked in to arrive.

“We have restructured our lesson programme and have increased capacity for spaces available for new customers and are taking lesson bookings now. We are also taking new memberships at the moment and for the time being prices are held. Other facilities at the centre include the two party rooms which will be available once guide-lines advise it is safe to do so.

“As part of the refurbishment, a number of the plaques mounted in the old link corridor that recognised donations from the public, could not be removed without damage and had to be covered.

“However, a full photographic record was undertaken and all the affected plaques will be relocated, of course elsewhere in the Centre but still along-side family members and friends’ plaques as originally requested.”

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