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Service Manager Health and Leisure

Joanne Bailey is the Service Manager for health and leisure she is responsible for a wide range of services within this area and is responsible for 181.7 full time equivalent staff.

Health and Leisure centres: responsible for the provision and management of five health and Leisure centres located at Applemore, Totton, Ringwood, New Milton and Lymington. All Centres are adjacent to Secondary Schools or local Colleges and therefore, during the day, there is a significant level of educational use of the facilities alongside community use.

The Centres offer a wide range of facilities and activities suitable for the whole community, and the most popular activities are swim lessons, swimming for health and Fitness, group exercise classes and gym sessions. The Centres have over 1.6 million visits a year

The Centres have to be 'business like' to compete in a competitive market, but they also deliver programmes that promote wellbeing and focus on working with the Health Sector to help everyone to be more active regardless of age or level of fitness. An example of this is 'steady and strong' classes.

Dibden Golf Centre: This facility is owned by the Council but is being managed by a management company in partnership with the Council. It enjoys stunning views over the Southampton water and is widely regarded as one of the best Council provided courses in the region

The golf course has 2 courses and a driving range with a clubhouse that provides catering and function facilities

Grants and Funding: The Service oversees community budgets and aims to support local organisations, particularly in the Arts sector with grants and funding.

Arts, Heritage and Museums: The Service has a number of key partners and has a key role in ensuring that partners are supported and deliver to their agreed business plans

Sport , Play and Youth development: The Service delivers many of its objectives through partnership working and particularly through local clubs and voluntary organisations. There is also engagement with local schools and delivering programmes that help to engage those who are less active and may require specific support to meet their special needs

Health and Physical Activity: The Service works closely with health professionals to improve community health and wellbeing but with a particular emphasis on promoting the benefits of being more physically active and working in partnership to deliver programmes that tackle physical inactivity.



Updated: 19 Oct 2016
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