We are very pleased to have appointed an Administrator for Penistone Leisure Centre, Frances Barkworth. Many of you will know Fran, as she has been a supporter of Penistone Leisure Centre for many years, attending circuits and more recently Clubbercise, one of our newest classes. She helped to renovate the centre when it was first reopened and has done the catering at Penistone Hill Race, our biggest fundraiser, ever since it began.
You might also know Fran from the Art House Café in Penistone, which she set up and ran as her own business for 3 1/2 years before selling it on. This has given her loads of experience of running a small business which will be very useful for her new job. Fran also works at Penistone Paramount, so if you were at any of the back to back viewings of Beauty and the Beast last weekend, you could have spotted her.
Fran is going to be taking over a lot of the day-to-day organising at the centre – rotas, website, advertising sessions, bookings, sorting repairs, events and funding. She will also be getting some new activities started and making changes to get us all more organised. She will be trying to meet as many people as possible over the next few weeks to say hello and to find out how you think the centre could become even better – so please tell her your ideas of activities you would love to see or anything you’ve spotted that could be done in a different way. You can contact Fran on [email protected] and will soon be able to call her on the Penistone Leisure Centre phone 07526 253100, once it has been passed over from Amanda.
So from now on you’ll be seeing a lot less posts from me and a lot more from Fran – but I’ll still see you all at skating!