Madeley Partnership Update 9th January 2023

Madeley Partnership Update 9th January 2023

Over the past 3 years Taste for Life (a trading division of Everybody Health and Leisure (Everybody)), have provided a café, catering and events service at the Madeley Centre in partnership with Madeley Rural Community Charity (MRCC).

This time last year MRCC and Everybody agreed that Everybody would extend its support and undertake a full management service for the Centre from February 2022 with the arrangement being reviewed at the end of 2022. That review has now taken place and MRCC and Everybody have mutually decided that, given the slow financial recovery of events and room hire, the current model of fully outsourcing the management of the Centre is not financially viable and as such the operating model from the 1st April 2023 will revert back to MRCC operating the Centre directly with a Centre Manager in situ. This will involve MRCC taking on full management of the Café.

Everybody and MRCC will work together to ensure that there will be no disruption to service for our customers.

Everybody Health and Leisure, CEO Thomas Barton, stated; “we have been pleased to support the Madeley Centre over the past few years, and in particular this last year, working together in ensuring optimum operational management and exploring future opportunities for the Centre.  This exploration work has led us to jointly decide that the community can best be served if the Centre is managed on a day to day basis by local trustees and staff. We will continue to support the MRCC from afar and wish the Madeley Centre every success for the future.”

Mike Brereton, Chairman of Madeley Rural Community Charity explained on behalf of the MRCC trustees I would like to thank Everybody Health and Leisure for their support over the last year. They stepped in, reviewed our operating procedures and have ensured during the year that we have become fully compliant with the legal and safety requirements needed for the proper operation of the Madeley Centre. We feel that, for the future, the Centre will be best served through staff who are directly managed by the MRCC trustees. We are grateful to Everybody Health and Leisure for their support in ensuring that the transition to the new arrangements will take place seamlessly from April. We look forward to continuing to provide a vibrant community facility for Madeley and our surrounding villages.”