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September 2016

National Fitness Day 

Wednesday 7th September 2016

The countdown has begun. National Fitness Day on Wednesday, September 7th looks like being the busiest one yet. The most active day of the year just became that little bit more lively!

National Fitness Day

To help you decide what to do on the day, there’s an Event Planner on the National Fitness Day website

All events are free so there’s no excuse for not making an appearance. The range of activities is pretty impressive and will be getting added to as the day approaches.

So, just pop your post code in the event finder and see what’s happening near you.

It’s a post code lottery, but you’re guaranteed a win!


24 June 2016

Cocks Moors Woods swimming pool to reopen

Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre pool will reopen to the public on Saturday 25 June.

The pool was closed last month (23 May) following a number of cases of the cryptosporidiosis diarrhoea and vomiting bug, linked to a small number of people that had swum at the pool.

Birmingham Community Leisure Trust, who manage the leisure centre, have been working closely with the Public Health England (PHE) West Midlands Health Protection Team and Birmingham City Council’s Environmental Health team to prevent the risk of further infection and eradicate the bug from the pool.

Dr Huda Mohamed, consultant with PHE West Midlands Health Protection Team, said “Birmingham Community Leisure Trust has undertaken a thorough deep cleaning of the pool and filters and, following further independent testing, we are content that all traces of Cryptosporidium have been removed from the pool and there is no further risk to the health of the public. The Trust has taken the matter very seriously and we are both reassured and extremely satisfied with the extensive action undertaken. There have been no new cases linked to the pool since its closure.”

Brian Taylor, Chairman of Birmingham Community Leisure Trust added: “We are pleased to be able to reopen Cocks Moors Woods pool and look forward to welcoming our swimmers back to the centre. We take customers health very seriously and have undertaken extensive work to ensure the pool is safe and clean to use, as well as overhauling the poolside changing area.  

“We will continue to maintain Cocks Moors Woods to the highest standards, but also ask that our customers play their part in helping us keep the pool safe and clean. We will be requesting that everyone fully cooperates with our pool hygiene policies to minimise risk to themselves and others. This will include wearing overshoe covers, showering before entering the water and making sure that babies/toddlers wear swim nappies. We also ask that any members of the public who has had diarrhoea refrain from swimming in any public pool for at least 14 days after their symptoms have cleared up.

“While the pool has been closed, we have taken the opportunity to bring forward our planned refurbishment to the poolside changing area, part of a wider £2m upgrade to the centre, and hope that our customers enjoy these new look facilities. We expect to finish the remaining updates to this area by the end of July and will start refurbishing the dry side changing rooms after the summer holidays.”

“I would like to apologise to all those inconvenienced by the pool’s closure. We will be waiving our monthly fees for June for all of our swimming members and swimming lesson users.”

3rd June 2016

Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre
Pool Closure Update 

Keeping you informed with regard to the current pool closure at the centre remains a high priority for the Birmingham Community Leisure Trust Team. The Swimming Pool at Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre will remain closed as we continue to work with Public Health England (PHE) to eradicate the chlorine resistant bug ‘Cryptosporidium’.

During this time, swimming lessons and all public pool sessions remain cancelled.  We apologise for the inconvenience this causes and appreciate your patience.  Swimming Lesson members and anyone with Swim memberships will have their July payment frozen and will not be charged during this time.  Swim Members and those enrolled on the lesson programme will be contacted directly via email to confirm this, along with further information.

We would like to stress to customers now and in the future – if they have had a stomach bug which has been diagnosed as Cryptosporidiosis (Crypto) they should not swim in any public pool until they have been symptom free for 3 weeks.

We are currently unable to confirm when we plan to re-open the swimming pool, however this is will be number of weeks.  Please rest assured we are working as quickly as we can to resolve the issue while ensuring all works are carried out to the highest possible standard.  Current works include a major enhancement of our pool filtration systems, a thorough deep clean and sanitisation of all customer areas and installation of brand new air handling units that will improve air flow and circulation. Furthermore, we are taking this opportunity to improve the facilities, by bringing forward the planned refurbishment work for the poolside changing areas. We have also invested a large amount of time in further educating our team and customers on how their actions can improve hygiene, including the implementation of a new overshoe policy and a new buggy park away from the swimming pool.  

Customer wellbeing is of paramount importance to us and we will continue to do everything we can to have the facility fully open as soon as possible. We continue to work closely with our colleagues in PHE and Environmental Health to ensure they are satisfied with the actions we are taking.


27th May 2016

Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre
Pool Closure Statement 

Birmingham Community Leisure Trust is working with Public Health England (PHE) in the West Midlands and the local authority, following a number of cases of the cryptosporidiosis diarrhoea and vomiting bug, linked to a small number of people that have swam at the Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre pool.

Members of PHE West Midlands Health Protection Team are liaising closely with Environment Health colleagues from Birmingham City Council, and Birmingham Community Leisure Trust who manage the leisure centre, in order to prevent the risk of further infection.



25th May 2016

Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre
Temporary Pool Closure

The swimming pool at Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre is temporarily closed for essential plant maintenance after we detected a chlorine resistant bug – ‘Cryptosporidium’ - had entered the water which, if swallowed, may cause diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea and/or vomiting and low-grade fever. 

We take the health of our customers extremely seriously and have taken prompt action to implement measures and perform specific maintenance to eradicate the problem, which is not removed by our normal disinfectant regime. 

We maintain our facilities to the highest standards of safety and cleanliness and actively promote pool hygiene to ensure that all swimmers are aware of appropriate pool etiquette, such as showering before entry. The closure of the swimming pool highlights the importance of swimmers observing these guidelines to minimise risk and protect themselves and others.

We are working hard to complete the required work as quickly as possible and restore the water quality to our high standards. We aim to reopen the swimming pool on Saturday 4 June, but please check our website or social media for information. In the meantime, swimmers are able to use the pools at all our other sites, such as Fox Hollies and Northfield which are less than five miles away, and the rest of the site is open for business as usual.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and advise any swimmers concerned about their health to seek advice from their GP.

Birmingham Community Leisure Trust


2nd March 2016

New Wetside Lockers

Please be aware that we are upgrading our wetside lockers this week. Our new lockers are pound coin return lockers - they require a pound coin to operate, which is returned when you open the locker.

Customers are advised NOT to leave any belongings in the lockers as they will be emptied every night. If a customer loses or does not return their locker band, they will forfeit the pound coin.

National Fitness Day - Wednesday 9th September

National Fitness Day is the biggest and most visible annual celebration of physical activity of the year. It is the day to celebrate the role that physical activity plays across the UK - come and join us!

Cocks Moors Woods will be running a British Army Fitness Assessment - a personal fitness assessment that assesses your aerobic power and muscular endurance. It comprises the following elements that are completed in the order shown:

  1. Press-ups
  2. Sit-ups
  3. Aerobic
  4. Fitness Test (may be a run or Multi Stage Fitness Test (MSFT).

This personal fitness assessment is used by the British army in order to measure the level of fitness across the entire army. Come and give it a go on Wednesday 9th September - there will be a prize for the best effort on the day!


1st June 2015 - Hello from Birmingham Community Leisure Trust!

From the 1st June 2015, Birmingham Community Leisure Trust (BCLT), will manage the following leisure centres with Serco as the partnership operator.

  • Beeches Pool & Fitness Centre

  • Fox Hollies Leisure Centre

  • Billesley Indoor Tennis Centre

  • Northfield Pool & Fitness centre

  • Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre

  • Stechford Cascades

  • Erdington Leisure Centre

  • Wyndley Leisure Centre

As part of the continuous commitment to improving services for Birmingham residents, BCLT will be refurbishing the following Leisure Centres;

  • Fox Hollies Leisure Centre

  • Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre

  • Beeches Leisure Centre

  • Wyndley Leisure Centre

Three new leisure centres will be built to replace the following facilities:

  • Northfield Leisure Centre

  • Erdington Leisure Centre

  • Stechford Leisure Centre

  • A new site will also be built on Icknield Port in Edgbaston


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has launched it's new website.  Not only have we had a visual overhaul, but we're also adding in some great new features including a new online bookings system and online membership sign-up.

If you have any feedback on the new site, please contact us.



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