PENISTONE AND STOCKSBRIDGE CORONAVIRUS HELPLINE

Penistone & Stocksbridge Coronavirus Helpline

Over recent weeks I’ve been so impressed by the many voluntary groups around our constituency who have risen to the challenge of providing practical support to people who are self-isolating in our communities. Lots of these groups are using Facebook effectively to organise volunteers and provide support to those in need.

However, I’ve been concerned that people who don’t have internet access may struggle to know where to turn to for information advice and support.

So I have set up a freephone helpline for people who are self-isolating and don’t know where to go for help.

The number is 0800 955 4002. And we’re open from 9:30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. The phone is manned by me and my team.

We’ve received over 100 calls so far, and have been able to offer information and advice alongside access to voluntary organisations providing help with shopping, collecting medicines and even phoning for a chat.

 

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SPORT ENGLAND – OUR £195m CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT PACKAGE

Sport England – our £195m Coronavirus Support package

Helping the sector get through Covid-19

We’re making up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

The package, which is a combination of National Lottery and government funding, is made up of the following: 

  • A £20 million Community Emergency Fund, which will be opened immediately for clubs and community organisations to bid into. Grants between £300 and £10,000 are available
  • A £5 million pot for existing partners to bid into if they’re facing specific financial difficulty
  • An additional £55 million to support our sector during an ongoing period of restrictions, to fund new and innovative ways to keep people active and, when the period of restrictions is over, to help organisations get back to business and adjust to a different environment 
  • A £115 million rollover of current funding into 2021/22 to give long term certainty to over 100 well established partners who play a vital role in the delivery of sport and physical activity in England. 

Alongside this, given cashflow concerns in the sector, we’ve also agreed to consider requests to release six months of the coming year’s funding (50% of awards) to our partners, meaning additional funding will be available sooner. 

The package follows our recent decision to offer major flexibilities to those who currently receive funding – including the ability to change timings, key performance indicators, targets and conditions, and redirect money to new activity in response to coronavirus.

See link:

https://www.sportengland.org/news/195-million-package-help-sport-and-physical-activity-through-coronavirus

 

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT HUB

CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19

Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre are now a Community Support Hub.

For anyone who wants to volunteer their services please let us know by emailing csh@stocksbridgeclc.co.uk

Please leave your contact details, areas of interest and availability.  An automatic reply will be generated acknowledging your email and asking permission to forward your contact details to the relevant organisation/person.

Please share this information with anyone you think may be interested in volunteering.

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Coronavirus – COVID-19 – UPDATE No 3

Dear Member / Customer,
I would like to thank all our customers, members and volunteers for all your messages of support and kind comments about the Community Leisure Centre during this difficult time.
These are extremely heart-warming to hear and it is comforting to know that you hold the Centre in such high regard and appreciate the services and facilities we offer you all.
We desperately did not want to close but the decision was the right one given the government’s subsequent requirement for all Fitness Gyms and Leisure Centres to close at midnight on the 20th March.
Also, apologies to those that may have received on Saturday, a repeat copy of our first Centre update saying we were staying open as long as possible – this was sent in error.
We are CLOSED as notified in our second update issued and will remain closed until further notice.
We have now ‘frozen’ all our memberships, but many of you have contacted us to say you want us to continue collecting your membership payments.
This is a very generous gesture, which will definitely help us financially, but we would only want you to do this if you can genuinely afford to do so.
We fully appreciate not all our members will be in this position, but if you do want us to continue to collect your monthly fee, please email Julie, our Asst Centre Manager – Operations at admin@stocksbridgeclc.co.uk to confirm this and we’ll keep collecting your payment.
We are also receiving many offers of voluntary help if needed – again another wonderful gesture of support. We will be looking over the coming days and weeks how best to utilise these offers and will keep issuing updates as things progress.
We will keep posting information and messages via our Facebook and Web site pages together with emails to all our members like these to keep in touch. Arrangements are being made to offer our members access to classes and tutorials on line to help you keep fit and active.
Keep looking for when these come available.
Thank you on behalf of all the staff, volunteers and trustees for all your support and please continue to keep safe.
Message from Andy Clarke, Chief Executive
If you have any concerns regarding this, you can contact the Centre on 0114 2883792 or email admin@stocksbridgeclc.co.uk
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POOL RATIO’S REVISED wef SATURDAY 1st FEBRAURY 2020

(The following REVISED POOL RATIOS using CIMSPA and HSE guidelines)

 will operate wef 1st Feb 2020

 

 SMALL POOL

1 ADULT only may supervise A MAXIMUM of;

  • UP TO TWO CHILDREN UNDERS 4 YRS PROVIDING THEY ARE WEARING SWIMMING AIDS (ARMBANDS &/OR OTHER SWIMMING AID AND
  • ONE CHILD between 4 yrs – 7 yrs.

 

2 ADULTS may supervise A MAXIMUM of;

  • UP TO FOUR CHILDREN UNDERS 4 YRS PROVIDING THEY ARE WEARING SWIMMING AIDS (ARMBANDS &/OR OTHER SWIMMING AID AND
  • TWO CHILDREN between 4 yrs – 7 yrs.

 

 

MAIN POOL

1 ADULT only may supervise A MAXIMUM of;

  • ONE CHILD UNDERS 4 YRS PROVIDING THEY ARE WEARING SWIMMING AIDS (ARMBANDS &/OR OTHER SWIMMING AID AND
  • ONE CHILD between 4 yrs – 7 yrs.

 

2 ADULTS may supervise A MAXIMUM of;

  • UP TO TWO CHILDREN UNDERS 4 YRS PROVIDING THEY ARE WEARING SWIMMING AIDS (ARMBANDS &/OR OTHER SWIMMING AID AND
  • TWO CHILDREN between 4 yrs – 7 yrs.

 

* The wearing of aids is compulsory*

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NEW FOR 2020!

NEW FOR 2020! Starting January!

We are expanding our pool programme for 2020 and have a number of exciting new activities

VERY EARLY BIRD SWIMMING

For a trial period of 2 weeks between 6th & 17th January, we will be opening from 6.30am on weekdays.  Should the early start prove successful, we will make it a permanent feature.

 

PRE-SCHOOL DUCKLINGS

Saturday 12.00-12.30 or 12.30 – 1.00pm in the small pool.

An excellent water confidence programme for children aged 3yrs to main stream school age.  Teacher gets in the water.

Parent remains on the side. £54.00 for 9-week block commencing 25th January.

WARM WATER SWIMMING

The small pool will open on Tuesday, 8.30 – 10am for accessible, warm & shallow water exercise.

Great for adults with mobility issues or, weaker swimmers who would prefer the shallow water or, those who would prefer warmer water. Free to members, £3.50 for non-members. Commencing 7th January.

ADULT BEGINNER SWIMMING LESSONS

Wednesday, 6.45 -7.15pm in the small pool.  For complete non swimmers or those with a fear of the water.  Teacher will be in the water with you. £66.00 for 11-week block. Commencing 8th January.

ADULT STROKE DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

Thursday 6.45 – 7.30pm in the main pool.  For swimmers who want to learn a new stroke. £4.00 for members & £5.00 for non-members.

Commencing 9th January

ADULT SWIMFIT SESSIONS

Thursday 7.30 – 8.30pm in the main pool.  For good swimmers who want a squad style training session. £4.00 for members & £5.00 for non-members.  Commencing 9th January

 

EARLY MORNING GYM OPENING

Also, for a trial period of 2 weeks between 6th & 17th January, we will open the Fitness Gym from 6.30am on weekdays.

Should this prove popular to members/non-members, we will make it a permanent feature.

 

ALSO LOOK OUT IN THE NEW YEAR FOR SOME GREAT MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS!!

PLEASE CALL RECEPTION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR BOOKING.

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