Sunbury and Spelthorne leisure centres – operated by Everyone Active in partnership with Spelthorne Borough Council – have both been awarded ‘excellent’ statuses by Quest following rigorous two-day assessments. This is the highest award that can be granted through the Quest Plus Process.
The Quest process comprises a thorough, in-depth assessment of every aspect of a centre’s operations and management over two days. Inspectors visited Sunbury and Spelthorne Leisure Centres to evaluate: health and safety, swimming lessons, environment, customer experience, staff, cleansing and housekeeping.
Quest is the UK quality scheme for sport and leisure and is designed to define industry standards and good practice in leisure centres. It encourages their on-going development and delivery within a customer focused management framework.
“The Quest assessment is a tough two day process and we’re thrilled to have been awarded the ‘excellent’ status at both sites,” says Everyone Active Contract Manager Karl Miles. “The accolade is a testament to our commitment to providing the best service and experience possible for our customers. I’d like to thank all the staff at Sunbury Leisure Centre and Spelthorne Leisure Centre for their hard work and dedication. They are truly deserving of this fantastic achievement.”
Cllr Penny Forbes-Forsyth, Cabinet Member for community safety, young people, leisure and culture, said: “We are delighted that both Spelthorne and Sunbury Leisure Centres have achieved excellent in their Quest assessments. This recognises the exceptional service that Everyone Active, working in partnership with the Council, offer to our local residents. Well done to everyone involved.”
For more information about Sunbury or Spelthorne leisure centres, visit www.everyoneactive.com.
Town Farm Primary School and Stanwell Fields C of E Primary have received a new football kit and picnic bench thanks to local residents recycling more plastic.
In November Spelthorne Borough Council teamed up with Surrey County Council, Recoup* and WRAP** to deliver a project to inform residents about the variety of plastic packaging that can be collected from their light green bin.
The Council delivered leaflets and held road shows in Stanwell and Sunbury Common to help residents recycle more and specifically to identify which plastics can be recycled.
Both the new football kit that Town Farm were given for their school team and Stanwell Fields rainbow coloured picnic table are made from recycled plastic, which shows how versatile plastic is and how easy it is to recycle it into something new.
Cllr Tony Mitchell, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Plastic packaging is hard to avoid so it is important we recycle as much of it as we can. If you look around your home, you will see examples of it everywhere, from fruit punnets to margarine tubs and shampoo bottles to bleach bottles. We want to encourage our residents to recycle all of their pots, tubs, trays and bottles.”
Team Spelthorne is looking for young people aged 7-16 to participate in the annual P&G Surrey Youth Games. The P&G Surrey Youth Games is the largest annual youth festival with over 2000 young people experiencing a competitive, countywide sporting event.
The event is a great opportunity to try a new sport or improve existing skills.
The coaching sessions take place from April and there are fifteen sports on offer including hockey, cricket, judo, football, basketball, lacrosse, touch rugby, table tennis and boccia. Thanks to sponsorship from local organisations, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Everyone Active and Shepperton Studios, Spelthorne Council is offering the coaching sessions free of charge. Participants will then be selected from the coaching sessions to represent Team Spelthorne at the Games on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June 2015 at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.
Cllr Penny Forbes-Forsyth, Cabinet Member for community safety, young people, leisure and culture, said: “The Surrey Youth Games is the sporting highlight of the year for Spelthorne; it is a great opportunity for young people to experience different sports and make new friends. As the coaching sessions are free of charge, we hope that more people will use the opportunity to benefit from participation in sport.”
To be eligible for Team Spelthorne, you must either live or go to school in Spelthorne and if you already play a sport, you must be below county standard.
Please register online at www.spelthorne.gov.uk/surreyyouthgames to guarantee your place. Each sport has limited spaces and places are given on a first come first served basis. Please visit the website for a full list of sports, coaching timetable and eligibility criteria.
For more information contact Spelthorne Leisure Services on 01784 446433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org