Thurrock Community Leisure (TCL) is a community focused Leisure Trust and registered charity.

 

Governed by a board of volunteer Trustees (Directors) who are local residents and have an interest in the health and wellbeing of our community. The Trustees receive no financial benefit from the company, for example they do not receive any of the surpluses.

 

As a registered Charity and Social Enterprise TCL operates in a way which aims to maximise our surplus, with 100% of those surpluses being reinvested back into the services, facilities or health improvement programmes for the benefit of the whole community and its users.

 

Over the last 20 years the reinvestment of those surpluses has improved the facilities we operate beyond recognition. These surpluses have been generated by efficient management not continual prices increases, ensuring best value is achieved.   

 

Over the last 20 years the reinvestment of those surpluses has improved the facilities we operate beyond recognition. These surpluses have been generated by efficient management not continual prices increases, ensuring best value is achieved.  

TCL has been at the forefront of the community, providing health and fitness services through all its activities with the aim of improving the physical and mental wellbeing of those that live in the Thurrock area. Throughout these years, TCL has played a huge part in reducing the strain on NHS services, through the provision of Health Referral Schemes which prevent, maintain and cure illness, injury and mental health conditions. This is a vital resource for the Thurrock community and enables patients who use the scheme to improve their quality of life. Without these services we would expect to see increased strain and cost to the NHS, increased waiting times and appointments for GPs, hospitals, physiotherapists and other health professionals.

 

Alongside, it’s extensive Health Referral Schemes, TCL offers a range of services to all ages of our community, these include Grub Club – Sessions designed to combat holiday hunger which are available to parents/carers and guardians, who are struggling to feed their children in the school holidays by providing children with free healthy meals and fitness sessions; Swimming Lessons – Teaches all ages a necessary lifesaving skill, and boosts water confidence; Junior Gym sessions for 11-15 year olds which help to tackle anti-social behaviour and childhood obesity. Other activities Thurrock Community Leisure provide to tackle obesity, health inequalities, sedentary lifestyles and sports performance include public swimming, golf, holiday activities, gym sessions and fitness classes for all ages.

 

TCL also a host to a variety of free sessions all designed to benefit the community, this includes Save a Baby’s Life Courses – A workshop aimed to teach basic emergency skills to anyone who cares for a baby.  To find out more about our courses please click here.

 

All of TCL’s facilities are available for use by the entire community, either on a “pay-as-you-play” basis or via our various membership schemes. We offer a range of different membership options with discounts available for over 55s, junior/ youths, students and low income users. Our Platinum health and fitness membership packages allow unlimited use of our Fitness Suites, Group Exercise Classes, Swimming and Health Suites for a discounted fixed monthly fee.  To find out more about our variety of membership packages that’s save you money please click here.

 

There are approximately 190 staff across all the facilities. Each Leisure Centre has in place a Leisure Manager who is responsible for the running of the centre, working with a team of Duty Officers who are operationally in charge of the Leisure Staff – these include Lifeguards, Fitness Instructors, Cleaners and more. As an organisation we are dedicated to professionalising and improving the skillset and knowledge of our workforce; with an emphasis on providing additional training opportunities and qualifications so that they have all opportunities available to them to build a career. If you would like to become part of our team please click here to find out how.

 

The effects of Covid-19 Pandemic on the Leisure Trust – During the lockdown the Government closed all Leisure activities including Leisure Centres. This resulted in four months without any income but with ongoing fixed costs and no government support. To help us recovery and continue to contribute to the Charitable projects we ask for your help. If you are able to, please donate TODAY so we can be here tomorrow. CLICK HERE

 

To view our Annual Reports, please click here.

To view our Remuneration Policy, please click here.

Our registered charity number is TCL 1080186.