Blyth Valley Arts and Leisure (BVAL) is a charitable trust which
was incorporated on the 3rd April 2003 and started trading on 1st
Currently BVAL manages and operates:
- Blyth Sports Centre
- Concordia Leisure Centre
- Sporting Club Cramlington
- Sporting Club Blyth
- Ashington Leisure Centre
- Newbiggin Sports and Community Centre
- Pegasus Riding Centre
- Arts Development throughout Blyth Valley
- Blyth Beach Huts and the Dave Stephens Amenity Building.
- Make-a-Move Leisure Inclusion
- In-house and external training
BVAL is funded by a combination of external funding and income
generation, including an annual management fee from Northumberland
County Council. The trust is a registered charity, which
means that any surplus income generated must be invested in
improving facilities and services that we offer.
A board of trustees made up of 2 councillors and 9 other
representatives has the legal responsibility of ensuring the Trust
is managed appropriately.
BVAL also manage and operate the catering functions at the leisure
facilities through Blyth Valley Leisure Catering which is a fully
owned subsidary company of BVAL.
The company is established to promote the benefits of the
inhabitants of Northumberland and the surrounding area by providing
facilities in the interest of social welfare and other leisure-time
occupations with the object of improving the condiitions of the
To make a significant contribution to the health and well-being
of the community, by increasing participation and providing access
to a wide range of leisure facilities and activities across the
Annual Review 2011/2012
Here is a copy of BVAL's Annual Review for 2011/2012...