Annual Report 2019 - 2020

Monday, 14th September 2020

This year Pendle Leisure Trust marks 20 years of being the key provider of leisure in the borough - committed to delivering lifestyle improvement and wellness opportunities through a range of top quality leisure facilities, activities and services.

Almost 700,000 people visited the Trust’s facilities from April 2019 to the end of February 2020 – an increase of 3% against the same period the previous year.

In addition, nearly 44,000 customers attended community and early intervention classes with the Up and Active team; attended The Good Life Project and took part in the Pendle Body Magic Project in partnership with Slimming World.

Key Achievements in 2019 included:

Alison Goode, Chief Executive of Pendle Leisure Trust, said: “The Trust was thriving and we were hoping to end our 19/20 financial year on a high. But our plans for the start of 2020 didn’t quite go according to plan with the sudden impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

“But we mustn’t dwell on what could have been – but concentrate on the future, and although times have been challenging these last few months, we are now starting to see progress with some of our facilities back open – albeit operating on a scaled-down basis – and thinking positively towards the rest of the year.

“People need to remember the Trust is a not for profit organisation and every pound spent with us is invested back into the facilities and activities for the benefit of the local community.

“We are again really proud of what we achieved last year – and the services we continue to provide for the people of Pendle.

“And looking towards the next 12 months, we will aim to continue to provide an efficient, effective service, with accessible and well-maintained facilities that cater for all our customers; increase participation in sport, physical activity and the arts to improve the health and well-being of our communities – as well as hopefully bring into fruition some exciting new projects we have planned - proving once again Pendle Leisure Trust is ‘Tried & TRUSTed’!”

Watch our 2019/20 Annual Report video here: