Press Releases

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8th May 2019

HFE and Circadian Trust create partnership to increase inclusivity in exercise opportunities

HFE are the UK’s leading provider of personal training courses and a wide range of vocational fitness qualifications. After an extensive period of development and consultation they have launched their Level 3 Award in Programming and Supervising Exercise with Disabled Clients, or simply Level 3 Exercise for Disabled Clients.

1st May 2018

Lifesaver Lawrence stands down after 35 years of taking Rookies to the next level

A local lifesaving instructor is to step down after 35 years of teaching survival, rescue and swimming skills to the children of Kingswood.

2nd April 2018

A close shave for anorexia survivor Sophie as she fundraises to help others with the condition

A young woman who has suffered from anorexia and depression for nearly a decade is having her head shaved this week as part of a fundraising campaign to help other sufferers of the illness.

1st March 2018

South Gloucestershire’s Active Lifestyle Centres are making MOVEs towards social impact

Thousands of people across South Gloucestershire are taking part in an international competition that aims to promote healthy lifestyles, raise awareness into increasingly prevalent health issues and benefit the wider community.

6th January 2018

Yate firefighter pedals her way through charity biking challenge

A local firefighter has raised over £1600 for two charities after completing a 12-hour indoor cycling challenge.

1st January 2018

Claudia Fragapane to cut the ribbon for a ‘bigger and better’ Longwell Green Lifestyle Centre

Customers will be greeted by a range of new facilities at Longwell Green Lifestyle Centre, following a major £1.5m redevelopment funded by South Gloucestershire Council.

12th October 2017

Yate pool to reopen after £1.4 million revamp

Customers will be taking to the water this Saturday (October 28 th ) as the swimming pools at Yate Active Lifestyle Centre reopen following a seven-month, £1.4million major refurbishment.

1st October 2017

New Chair Appointed at the Circadian Trust

Ross Parker has been appointed Chair of the Circadian Trust, the not-for-profit organisation that operates five leisure centre sites and one dual-use sports centre across South Gloucestershire in partnership with the local authority.

1st July 2017

New Appointment to Drive Healthy Lifestyles

Circadian Trust is growing the team encouraging more people to sign up long term to a healthy lifestyle with the appointment of Jim Rollo.

16th February 2017

Thornbury Leisure Centre nurtures talent for England Fencing Squad

Tabitha De N’Yeurt, who trains at Thornbury Leisure Centre, has been selected to play for the England Fencing Squad next month in an international tournament.

10th February 2017

£1.5 million redevelopment kicks off at Longwell Green Active Leisure Centre

A £1.5 million makeover gets underway at Longwell Green Active Leisure Centre this week (10 Feb) enabling it to offer exciting new activities and greater capacity for a growing community.

5th January 2017

Curtain raised on multi-million-pound redevelopment of Bradley Stoke Lifestyle Centre

Customers can enjoy a range of new facilities at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre following a major £3.6million redevelopment funded by South Gloucestershire Council.

12th October 2016

Multi-million-pound redevelopment of Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre nears completion with opening of ‘Active Adventure’

Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre is calling on local adventurers to experience the latest attractions that are part of its multi-million-pound redevelopment.

4th October 2016

Olympic Paratriathlete Andy Lewis brings home gold to Bradley Stoke

Andy Lewis, the first paratriathlete to win a gold medal in the RIO 2016 Paralympics, dropped into Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre to thank the team for its support ahead of the Games.

1st July 2016

Multimillion pound redevelopment of Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre gathers momentum

Work is underway to transform the main sports hall at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre into a 17 wall feature climbing experience and three storey adventure play. A major extension to the existing gym area, including a state of the art functional fitness arena, is also underway.

10th June 2016

South Glos. businessman scoops major regional award

Mark Crutchley, Director of Circadian Trust, a social enterprise that delivers sport and leisure facilities in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council, has been awarded the Third Sector Director of the Year award in the Institute of Directors (IoD) South West regional awards.

23rd May 2016

Active Centres spot the dangers with Drowning Prevention game for children

An online safety game will help children identify the hidden risks of taking to the water as Active Centres across South Gloucestershire get ready for Drowning Prevention Week (18-26 June).

12th February 2016

Thornbury Leisure Centre Shaping Up Well with a Brand New Look

The doors have been thrown open on an exciting quarter of a million-pound makeover at Thornbury Leisure Centre.

8th February 2016

Children make a splash for charity

Children swim for charity at Active Longwell Green Leisure Centre this Wednesday (10 February) in aid of Cystic Fibrosis.

11th December 2015

‘New Year, New Look’ for Thornbury Leisure Centre

Customers at Active Thornbury Leisure Centre will have even more motivation to get fit in 2016 as areas undergo refurbishments to the tune of quarter of a million-pounds.

10th November 2015

Green light for £3.6 million redevelopment of Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre

Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre will undergo a £3.6 million re-development enabling it to offer exciting new activities for all ages and meet a growing demand for its use.

9th November 2015

Improving the lives of people with dementia in Yate

People with dementia and their carers will be given the opportunity to sing, swim and socialise at Yate Leisure Centre as part of a wider plan to develop a dementia friendly community.

1st July 2015

SOHO Coffee Co. opens at Yate Active Leisure Centre

Customers at Yate Leisure Centre can now enjoy great Fairtrade coffee with the opening of its new SOHO Coffee Co. outlet.

25th June 2015

South Gloucestershire Festival of Youth Sport

More than 1,000 youngsters enjoyed an Olympic style day out to celebrate South Gloucestershire Festival of Youth Sport.

15th June 2015

Bradley Stoke to stage its first Triathlon

Swimmers, runners and cyclists are being invited to take part in the first community-based triathlon event to be staged in Bradley Stoke.

18th May 2015

Leisure Trust to Benefit from £750,000 Grant from Sport England to Develop Environmental Best Practices

Circadian Trust, the not-for profit organisation which operates eight leisure centres across South Gloucestershire, has been awarded a grant by Sport England worth £750,000 to implement new environmental practices and technology.

15th April 2015


Circadian Trust, the not-for profit organisation based in Bradley Stoke that operates eight leisure centres, has introduced state-of-the-art ‘wellness’ technology to all of its sites, the first Trust in Bristol and the surrounding area to offer this.

22nd March 2015

Active Centres deliver cracking donation to foodbanks

Local charities and foodbanks welcome donated Easter Eggs from Circadian Trust, the charitable organisation that operates Active Centres across South Gloucestershire.