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May Venue Circular!

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BRAND NEW surfaces for Pro-Zones 2&3


We have recently invested £45k completely resurfacing both Pro-Zones 2&3 with the very latest SIS 3G pitches.


SIS are the leading pitch provider and installer in the country and we are delighted to now have their fantastic quality surfaces available for our members to book. They also installed the Pro-Zone 1 surface just 12 months ago, with Pro-Zone 4 likely to follow suit when required over the next 12-18 months.


Early feedback has been really positive, with players loving this high quality surface.


If you haven’t tried out our new pitches yet, why not give us a call on 01582 418873 (opt.1) or book up online, you

not be disappointed!



Ashcroft High School Class of 1994 Reunion


It’s taken them 30 years to get back together but we are delighted that they finally did, when Ex-Ashcroft High School pupils recently held their school reunion here in the Balcony bar.


“The evening was a huge success. Lots of friendships reignited and more memories to be made in the future. Huge thank you to Venue 360 for being amazing hosts” Laura (reunion attendee)


Our Balcony café bar really is the perfect venue for events such as this, its set up retains that informal ‘pub environment’ but offers great private space for you to have a brilliant night and get together.


So, if you are looking to organise a school reunion, birthday party, anniversary or any other celebration for 80-200 people, give our events team a call on 01582 748225 or visit venue360.co.uk/balcony-cafe-bar and fill in an enquiry form.



Hospitality Employee of the Month


In order to thank and celebrate our hardworking Hospitality Team we have decided to introduce Employee of the Month.


Our first award goes to a member of the team who, although is not new to Venue 360, has returned to the fold after a short time away. J’Hyde has hit the ground running, she continues to smile through busy, events shifts and is always happy to help our customers. She shines on the bar during the day and never stops working! Whether happily making coffee or food, or ensuring the day to day tasks are completed to keep our Balcony Bar clean and tidy J’Hyde is a star. Please join us in welcoming her back… we are certainly happy to see her return!


If you would like to nominate a member of our team for Hospitality Employee of the Month please send your nomination by email to balcony@venue360.co.uk, include the name of the team member and your reasons for the nomination. Alternatively you can pop your nomination into the suggestion box in the main entrance. We look forward to your nominations.



More Seniors Benefitting from fitness than ever before!


Our loyal senior members


One of the many strengths of Lifelines, is its welcoming and friendly environment that is contributed to, by its wide range of ages attending. Our seniors category is booming and the reasons behind their dedication are clear—they reap the well-known health and fitness benefits that exercise brings. But it’s more than just physical well-being for our senior members, it’s also about the social connections formed through training together, chatting in the gym, or enjoying post-workout coffee meetups. This is alive and thriving here at Lifelines and great to see.


In acknowledgment of our seniors inspiring commitment, we are proud to now offer free honorary memberships to our eldest male and female members. Congratulations to Cyril and Christine, who epitomise dedication with their years of active participation in both gym sessions and exercise classes here. Lifelines values your presence and attitudes in keeping going to reap the

benefits of exercise.


 

In other news...


Radio 1 Big Weekend


We hope that many of you were able to obtain tickets and are looking forward

to the Radio 1 Big Weekend.


The good news is that we have been in touch with the council and attended their recent meeting and they have confi rmed that Gipsy Lane will remain open throughout the event, so we look forward to seeing you here as normal. It is expected to be busier than normal though, so please allow yourself extra time for travel.


Please note. To protect our own members / customers playing sports, visiting the gym, attending a wedding reception... under no circumstances will our car park be able to be used for parking here and attending the music event. Our gates will also be locked each night (earlier than the event finish time) so for various reasons, it cannot be a viable option.


Please visit our news page for further details. venue360.co.uk/post/radio-1-big-weekend



New Items this Spring


Spring has arrived! To celebrate we are changing things up a little in our Balcony Bar. Over the next couple of months you will see our new Iced Coffee being added to our menu, along with a BLT Baguette. We will be introducing our Baguette of the week, kicking off on the 6th May with a Chicken Mayonnaise and Salad Baguette. Porridge pots will also be added to our breakfast menu. Look out for our new Cocktail Menu due to land in June…


Pornstar Martini anyone?




Iced Coffee


Iced coffee can be a refreshing treat on warmer days, providing a cool caffeine boost. Enjoying a drink can be a great way to relax and take a break from the heat, making it a perfect choice for cooling down and recharging.


Lifelines members can swap your hot drinks voucher for a regular iced coffee!








Raimond completes Conqueror challenge


Lifelines instructor Raimond recently visited Egypt to compete in the Conqueror challenge that consists of walking and jogging over 2 days to complete a 75K

distance. Raimond was lucky enough to have the awe-inspiring landscape

around him including the Giza pyramids. The most difficult things to overcome was the 30-degree daily temperatures and the dusty air from the desert. Raimond said the best feeling was actually completing the 75K in those conditions and had always wanted to complete a marathon which is on a similar par, well done Raimond!


New Technogym Pure Hip Thrust Machine


The new Pure Hip Thrust Machine will be arriving by mid-May and will be a

popular piece of equipment for the members, this will allow members to perform the hip thrust exercise without the inconvenience of moving benches around and loading up barbells. It will also free up the Olympic racks at peak time as they are often used to perform this exercise currently. If you’re interested in using this piece of equipment, please ask a member of staff to show you how it works!






Investment in extra Dumbbells & Mats!


We’re pleased to announce our latest upgrades at the gym. We’ve just acquired two brand new sets of Technogym dumbbells, now featuring the highly sought-after weights of 18KG and 20KG. Additionally, we’ve expanded our matting area downstairs to accommodate the growing demand for core workouts and warmup exercises. These investments are aimed at enhancing your workout experience and ensuring we meet your fitness needs.





Air Conditioning Units ready for Summer!


We’ve recently invested over £30k into upgrading our gym’s air conditioning system. We’ve conducted extensive repairs and servicing on our existing units,

ensuring they perform at their best. Plus, we’ve installed four new air-conditioning units. With summer on the horizon, you can count on us to deliver top-notch cooling, creating the ideal workout environment for you. Stay comfortable and focused on your fitness goals in a cool environment!







May Challenge


25-metre Skill Sledge Challenge


This challenge requires you to push the sled 25 metres with half your body

weight as resistance, simply jump on the skill run, press performance, enter

the sled option, enter half your weight in then add the 25 metres. All times can

be written down on the score chart in the gym and please get an instructor to

show you how to get started if you’re unsure!




Thursday Circuits!


We will be starting a new Thursday evening circuits class at 7pm in the sports

hall from May. This class will be suitable for all fitness levels with Aerobic and strength exercises. So why not come a long and throughout May bring a friend for free!







May Half Term sports camps


Our resident coach Ryan (Football, Pro & Goalkeeping Camp) is running courses here at Venue 360 throughout May Half Term.


To book Football Pro & Goalkeeping: Message J&R Coaching on 07852239866 or visit jandrcoaching.classforkids.io/





Georgia Carey now Leisure Manager!


We are pleased to announce Georgia Carey’s promotion to the role of Leisure Manager. Over the past year Georgia has exhibited great capability and enthusiasm, particularly in the development of our leisure business. In her new

capacity, Georgia will continue to drive innovation and excellence in our leisure offerings.






Receptionist Job Vacancy


A rare opportunity is coming up to join our fantastic reception team. This will be an evening and weekend role that could be perfect to complement someone studying, someone wanting just part-time work, or someone wanting a few extra hours in addition to their existing job. This position would be

on average 13 hours per week, plus additional casual hours also available. Interested? See our news page on our website for further details and to apply.



Venue 360 Tennis Club achieve the double!


Our very own tennis club have just achieved double success in their respective winter leagues. The men’s A team won their Beds Division, while our Men’s B team also finished top of their league. Well done to both teams!


Venue 360 Tennis club also hosted their summer season opener on Sunday 21st April, where junior and adult members all came together to ‘mix-in’ for a fun Davis

Cup style tournament. This followed with an awards presentation for the 2023 club championships, concluding with a fun quiz in our Balcony café bar.


Thank you to everyone that attended!


Are you interested in joining our tennis club? If you are comfortably able to hold a rally then why not request a FREE 2-week trial where you can attend our club sessions before committing to join up.


Visit venue360.co.uk/adult-tennis or call reception on 01582 418873 (opt.1) for more information.



Tchoukball UK National Finals & Awards Evening


Over the weekend of 20th & 21st April, we were honoured to be host venue for the Tchoukball National Finals in our Sports Hall and also be the host venue for their annual awards evening in our Riverside Suite. Over the weekend, teams from Portsmouth, Leeds, Guildford and Bury St. Edmunds all took part, and they were a pleasure to have here.


Tchoukball UK has featured in a previous newsletter and they have been training and competing at Venue 360 for about 18 months now, quite often in preparation for international tournaments. As a quick recap, Tchoukball is a fast-paced and fun-filled sport suited for all ages and abilities. It’s uniquely positioned as one of the few mixed-gender and non-contact sports in the UK. It is kind of a mixture of handball and volleyball, requiring plenty of throwing and catching of the ball.


We would like to thank Tchoukball UK for hosting your national events and awards with us and we look forward

to more events here in the future. For further information about Tchoukball, please visit their website tchoukball.org.uk



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