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This Easter, Circadian Trust, the charitable organisation that operates 7 Active Centres across South Gloucestershire, is donating Easter Eggs to fellow local charities and foodbanks.
Potential new members to the leisure centres across South Gloucestershire (including; Bradley Stoke, Kingswood, Longwell Green, Thornbury and Yate Leisure Centres), have been encouraged to donate an Easter Egg in return for a reduced joining fee to the leisure centres.
The centres raised 139 eggs and the ‘Donate an Easter Egg’ campaign delivered these to local charities including North Bristol foodbank, Resound, The Juice Community Project, Thornbury Baptist Church foodbank and Yate and Chipping Sodbury foodbank in time for the Easter weekend.
You may be surprised to find a new addition to Yate Leisure Centre – an 18 x 10 metres temporary outdoor swimming pool, believed to be one of the biggest of its kind!
Whilst the indoor pools are out of action for essential maintenance for the next 6 months, this novel option ensures there is no loss of service to the many swimmers who use the centre.
The refurbishment includes replacing pipework and installing new environmentally friendly equipment to secure the future sustainability of the swimming pools. Both will reopen in the autumn.
The temporary facility is in the Kennedy Way Car Park and comes complete with a ‘Hawaiian theme’ décor.
Manager Fran Snell said: "The £1.4 million investment by South Gloucestershire Council in the refurbishment of the pool is essential to ensure it remains fit for purpose for future generations to use and enjoy. However, we are also conscious of the number of people that use the swimming facilities at the Centre every week and we didn’t want them to miss out. That’s why we are so pleased to be able to offer the temporary pool and in doing so continue to provide high quality facilities."
Yate Town Council promotes an active community in Yate by awarding grants annually to non-profit making organisations. These organisations work for the benefit of Yate, improving services and activities in the town.
If your organisation is in need of financial assistance and provides a beneficial service or activity for the community of Yate you can submit a grant application form to Yate Town Council. Click below to find out more. Applications must be returned to Yate Town Council Offices by midday on 23rd June.
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