A petition was started in the summer, which hundreds of people signed, after it was announced that NBLT
would have to bid for the contract.
brought many sporting activities to The Nuneaton Academy, such as football & netball leagues, football player development for children, holiday play schemes, birthday parties, activities for disabled children and their families and a fully equipped gym and exercise class timetable.
In chapter 1 ("Introduction: Theory and Practice of Network-Based Language Teaching"), Richard Kern and Mark Warschauer define NBLT
as "language teaching that involves the use of computers connected to one another in either local or global networks" (p.
Tristian Corbett wrote: "NBLT
employees are at risk of unemployment and the people of Nuneaton will lose a well-run facility with an amazing range of classes."
The windfall has been welcomed by Stu Gealy, youth, community and schools manager for NBLT
, who said: "We are delighted to have this support from BBC Children in Need.
Under TUPE (protection of employment) regulations, people working for NBLT
were hoping to be transferred to SLM but the council has hit out at a lack of co-operation from the outgoing firm.
Mike Maybury, marketing manager at NBLT
, said: "It is a really difficult time for people here.
will be competing directily with Everyone Active, who currently run 97 sports leisure operations throughout the country and who will unveil their newlook fitness suites in Nuneaton and Bedworth on May 5.
Tom King on the smoothie bike with NBLT
worker Andrew Murrey ?
was established in 2003 as a purpose built organisation that later became a registered charity and has increased attendances at the sports facilities by 63 per cent, meaning that we have impacted on more peoples' health and lifestyles than had ever been done before in the borough.
"We will now work with SLM and NBLT
in order to ensure as smooth a changeover as possible for both the users of our sports and leisure centres and the existing employees."
"We want them to take charge of groups and we are holding a one-day walkleader training course on Wednesday, January 23," said a NBLT