East Lindsey District Council seeking Leisure and culture trustees

Embassy Theatre
Embassy Theatre

Suitably skilled people with an interest in ensuring the future success of leisure and culture in East Lindsey are being sought by the District Council.

East Lindsey District Council (ELDC) is encouraging local people to apply to become trustees of a dynamic new Charitable Trust, which could run leisure, health and cultural services within the District.

A spokesman for ELDC said: “The council has a track record in improving wellbeing, heath and quality of life through its first class leisure and cultural facilities and wants to ensure that these services remain among the best in the county.

The Council is now seeking to fund these services in a more dynamic and entrepreneurial way by establishing a strong partnership with a new charitable trust which will be bidding to manage and operate the services.”

Facilities include the Meridian Leisure Centre and London Road Pavilion in Louth, the Embassy Theatre, Pool and Fitness Suite in Skegness, Station Sports Centre in Mablethorpe and Horncastle Pool and Fitness Suite.

And, services to be managed include culture and sporting, festivals and events, community sports facility partnerships, sports and arts development and health improvement.

Portfolio Holder for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, Councillor Adam Grist, said: “This is a hugely exciting and challenging initiative with the resulting Trust being able to deliver an attractive package of leisure, health and cultural services and facilities. We would welcome applications from any interested people from the area with relevant knowledge and expertise and who are committed to promoting leisure in East Lindsey.”

Trustees with experience in areas such as finance, fundraising, marketing, PR, tourism, human resources, education, legal, business, property development, leisure, arts, culture and health are being sought to form the board of the new trust to support the existing management team.

All positions are unpaid but expenses will be paid.

For more information visit www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/becomeatrustee where you will find an information pack and details of an open evening for potential Trustees.

There will be a short presentation and opportunity for questions and discussion with the transferring management Team, Councillors and Advisors.

Anyone who would like to attend the open evening is asked to review the information pack and register their attendance with Mark Humphreys, on mark.humphreys@e-lindsey.gov.uk by 5pm on June 25.