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Sedgemoor District Council (SDC) and Somerset County Council (SCC) have revealed that a contract for the con- struction of Bridgwater’s new £6.3m swimming pool has been signed. T e agree- ment with BAM PPP, which was fi nalised on 13 October, now paves the way for a new venue at Trinity Sports and Leisure that will off er com- munity swimming facilities. A 25m, six-lane pool, a

training pool, changing rooms, spectator seating and an ‘increased’ leisure facility capable of accommodating a 50-station fitness suite are proposed. Scott Brownrigg Architects have designed

Facilities at the £6.3m centre include a 25m, six-lane swimming pool SDC group manager for community devel-

the large complex – which also involves Somerset Leisure, Futures for Somerset, Chilton Trinity Technology College and Bridgwater Education Trust.

opment and wellbeing Teresa Harvey said: “T e signing of the contract is a major mile- stone in the development of a new pool for the Bridgwater area. T e pool will be a great community facility and we look forward to the build commencing in the coming weeks ready for opening in spring 2013.”

FIA announces physical activity rebrand

The Fi tnes s Indust r y Association (FIA) has announced plans to rebrand during 2012, to better refl ect its role in working across the UK’s physical activity sector. Speaking at the FIA

Vanguard Council meeting on 25 October, chief execu- tive offi cer Dave Stalker said the board had approved the plans and that a consultation period with members and key stakeholders would follow. “T e FIA now has a broader

remit working across the indoor and outdoor activity space and is building new and exciting partnerships across government, sport and the Olympic legacy,” said Stalker. “We will stay loyal to our vision of more people, more active, more oſt en, but feel 2012 is an ideal time

Stalker revealed plans to rebrand the association last month

to showcase our off er to the wider market.” He added that an online member consultation will take place and that key stakeholders would be interviewed during January 2012.

Wellbeing research institute for Leeds Met

A centre promoting and researching health and wellbeing will be launched at Leeds Metropolitan University in November. T e Institute for Health and Wellbeing will

have six distinct research themes: healthy com- munities; health promotion; men’s health; men,

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gender and wellbeing; nutrition and childhood obesity; and pain science and management. Faculties will be housed in a single unit as

part of promoting innovation and collabora- tion, and will research the health status of both individuals and communities.


Safeguarding the UK’s recreational spaces


s 2011 draws to a close, Fields in Trust is

gearing up for what promises to be our most exciting year yet as our legacy programme gets into full swing. The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge will deliver grassroots benefi ts to commu- nities across the UK by safeguarding all kinds of outdoor recreational spaces to mark both the Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics. So far more than 900 spaces have

Helen Griffiths

been nominated for inclusion in the programme, which means we’re almost halfway towards our ambitious target of 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Fields. It’s been fantastic to see the range of sites put forward from all corners of

“Have a Field Day is a great opportunity for all Queen Elizabeth II Fields to host a community celebration “

the country and the public enthusiasm for our Save a Space for Me campaign. Almost 20,000 people have visited www. qe2fi to show their support for local playing fi elds and other outdoor spaces proving just how important these are to local communities. As well as being permanently protected

for future generations we’re also helping the Queen Elizabeth II Fields to get improve- ment funding through our partnerships with SITA Trust and Sport England’s Places, People, Play Legacy Fund. In January 2012, we’ll be launching Have

a Field Day, which is a great opportunity for all Queen Elizabeth II Fields to host a community celebration. T e toolkit will be jam-packed with suggestions and ideas for sports days and fun activities as well as providing a helpful guide to the techni- calities of event organising such as health and safety and licensing. To find out more information visit www.qe2fi

Helen Griffi ths is director of communications, Fields in Trust

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