15th February 2022

Transition of Life Leisure operations from Stockport Sports Trust to Stockport Active CIC effective 1st April 2022.

Stockport Sports Trust under the trading name Life Leisure has provided a valuable service for Stockport residents for almost 20 years. Its operation of 11 local leisure centres and delivery of Active Communities’ programmes – including Youth Satellite Sports Clubs, I Wish I’d Tried, SMILE and PARiS - have made a real difference to people’s lives in Stockport.

The impact of COVID-19 has emphasised the importance of maintaining our health and wellbeing and therefore the significance of making fitness more accessible through services and initiatives across the borough.  

The Council is therefore keen to ensure that Life Leisure can continue to play a crucial role in supporting the residents of Stockport moving forwards, and that its activities continue to go from strength to strength.

To enable this, the Council has established a new Community Interest Company, Stockport Active CIC, which will take over responsibility for Life Leisure’s operations in Stockport and continue with the Life Leisure name and brand. Stockport Active CIC will also maintain Life Leisure’s ethos, principles, and activities, which means customers should see little difference to their experience of using sites and facilities.

Life Leisure has a great reputation in the community and has worked hard over the years to support the people of Stockport. We are committed to building on this legacy and preserving the Life Leisure name, so that local people can enjoy the fantastic facilities and great level of service they have come to expect for years to come.

We really appreciate the support that Life Leisure’s Board and Executive team have provided in helping us develop this new model and we are working towards the transfer of operations to Stockport Active CIC on 1st April 2022.

Transfer of your Data
We would like to update you on the transfer of your Life Leisure data from Stockport Sports Trust to Stockport Active CIC as part of this transfer of operations.

The PARiS and Stay Steady service are delivered by Life Leisure. Life Leisure hold data under GDPR guidelines and ensure that all processes have been followed and complied with relating to the transfer of customer’s data.

Customer's data will be transferred on a legitimate interest basis and therefore forms a lawful basis of data transfer to enable the continuation of access to these services and facilities. Your data will not be shared with any third parties.

Life Leisure may hold some special category data about you (e.g., relevant medical information and / or ethnicity data) which may have been provided by yourself or healthcare professional as part of the referral process to the PARiS or Stay Steady services. This enables us to ensure we provide the correct advice, guidance, and support in relation to delivering our services to you. We will transfer your special category data to enable us to continue to provide this service and on a legitimate interest basis.

We will not transfer your data if you do not want us to but please be aware this may reduce the guidance and support that you may receive. Please email us to request us not to transfer your special category data.

Your marketing preferences
You may also have received information from Life Leisure regarding data transfer if you also access our facilities such as gym, swimming, and classes. To continue receiving important communications from Stockport Active CIC relating to our products and services, special offers and company updates at Life Leisure please update your marketing preferences on your online account.
Please complete this on or after the 1st of April 2022.


Kind Regards,

Michaela Pennington
Life Leisure