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Edinburgh Leisure joins Scottish campaign to protect public services

Edinburgh Leisure | Wednesday 21st November 2018 8:57am

Edinburgh Leisure joins Scottish campaign to protect public services

The future of public leisure and culture services in Edinburgh is receiving nationwide backing with the launch of Community Leisure UK.

The association of charitable trusts is focusing a national campaign on supporting the retention and development of public leisure and culture facilities and services, including those managed by Edinburgh Leisure.

The trust model, which invests every penny generated back into community services and facilities, has proven successful across Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. But funding pressures on local government, increasing demand for services across the lifespan, and rising costs such as energy, are creating a fragile landscape. 

The umbrella organisation for trusts, Community Leisure UK - formerly Sporta - is committed to supporting Edinburgh Leisure and our local partners in our vision to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of our communities, breaking down barriers to social inclusion and supporting all ages.

Cate Atwater, Chief Executive of Community Leisure UK, explained: “The charitable trust model has helped to protect and develop our public services in tough economic times, ensuring every penny of income goes back into your community. Communities need local, public leisure services, delivered by those who put the needs of their locality first.

“As we hear on the news daily, many public services are now at breaking point. So, it’s a simple request now - if we want public leisure and cultural facilities and services to still be there in 10 years, we need to enable local authorities, policy makers and community leisure trusts to protect and invest in those services. And it’s about more than financial investment - investment is about building a true, transparent and long-term partnership.”

June Peebles, CEO of Edinburgh Leisure stated: “We are passionate about the power of physical activity; it is a force for good and one of the best things you can do for your health. We want everyone in Edinburgh to be active and we offer a wide range of opportunities for people of all ages to be and stay active. We also have an extensive programme of activities for people who need that bit more support to be active. The current economic climate is challenging but we are committed to working with our main funder and partner, the City of Edinburgh Council, and other local partners to continue to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of the City.

“Community Leisure UK is working on our behalf at a national level with Government, the NHS and other key partners so that we can all work together to protect our much needed and valued services, supporting the health and wellbeing of current and future generations.”

For more information:   www.edinburghleisure.co.uk

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About Edinburgh Leisure

Edinburgh Leisure, a charity formed in 1998, is a charity dedicated to creating opportunities for everyone to lead more active, healthy lives.  We do this by running over 30 sports and leisure facilities across the city and deliver our Active Communities programme, which helps improve the lives of people affected by health conditions, poverty, inequalities and disabilities.   

From April – September 2018, our Active Communities programmes have helped 9,010 people get active, with 72,989 visits made to Active Communities programmes of which 3,091 referrals were received from health & social care professionals. Every penny our customers spend with us is used to further our work and our Active Communities programme, which relies on fundraising to help them reach more people that need their help. 

About Community Leisure

Community Leisure UK’s 112 members deliver over 3,700 services and facilities, employ over 67,000 staff, manage a combined turnover of £1.4bn and received 233m customer visits in 2017.

Community Leisure UK has 26 members in Scotland, with over 1300 facilities, delivering a wide range of services. Scottish members employ over 14, 000 staff, 

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