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400,000+ readers leisure opportunities 13 january – 23 january 2012 ISSUE 571 Daily news & jobs: £1bn legacy strategy announced

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt and Sport England have announced details of a new five-year youth and com- munity strategy that aims to create a participation legacy from the 2012 Games. Te new initiative will lead

to more than £1bn of National Lottery and Exchequer fund- ing invested in growing the number of people taking part in sport at grassroots level between 2012 and 2017. Every secondary school

across England is to host a community sports club and £10m is earmarked for open- ing up school facilities to public use. Meanwhile, county sports partnerships are poised to be given additional resources in order to help establish effective links between schools and sports in the community and support national governing bodies.

GLL spa concept for Surrey leisure centre

Social enterprise Greenwich Leisure has opened its latest Spa LONDON location at the revamped Rainbow Leisure Centre in Epsom, Surrey. Te new Spa LONDON at Rainbow

Leisure Centre joins the brand’s two existing sites located in Bethnal Green and Swiss Cottage, London and includes four treatment rooms. A relaxation area, a steamroom and

a monsoon shower are also included as part of the centre’s new spa area, which offers therapies and treatments using Elemis and Jessica products. Read more:


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Te site has interested a range of “major players”

Interest shown in Battersea Power Station

London’s Battersea Power Station is set to go on the market early this year aſter a “number of major players” were said to have expressed interest in the site. Te sale of the 55-acre (22-hectare) for-

An additional £100m is available for new facilities in “popular” sports Other commitments include a £40m local

sport fund to help authorities improve pro- vision and £100m more for new facilities in popular sports. Details:

UK parks to share £19m Lottery cash

Te Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has announced that 11 UK parks are to receive a share of £19m towards restoration and refurbishment schemes. More than £11m worth of confirmed funding

has been allocated to seven parks by the HLF, while £7.8m of joint HLF/BIG funding has been awarded to a further four locations. Bentley Park in Doncaster (HLF) and Worth

Park in Crawley (HLF/BIG) both were awarded a £2.4m grant, which was the largest share of the latest funding announcement. Meanwhile, Manchester’s Alexandra Park

has been awarded a joint £2.2m grant for a major revamp of the Victorian amenity, which

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London’s Forty Hall, recipient of a £1.7m HLF grant

will include the restoration of historic fea- tures. Other confirmed HLF grant recipients included Forty Hill Park, London (£1.7m); Cyfarthfa Park in Merthyr Tydfil (£1.96m); and Grosvenor Park in Chester (£2.3m).

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mer power station site is being handled by Ernst and Young aſter the previous owner was put into administration last month. A major £5.5bn redevelopment scheme

had been proposed for Battersea Power Station, which sits within the Vauxhall, Nine Elms, Battersea Opportunity Area regeneration zone of south London.

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