£100k improvements planned for Clevedon leisure centre

PUBLISHED: 16:00 27 December 2018

Strode Leisure Centre

Strode Leisure Centre

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Gym and pool improvements have begun at a Clevedon leisure centre costing more than £100,000.

Strode Leisure Centre, in Strode Way, will benefit from thousands of pounds worth of refurbishments to its fitness and swimming facilities.

The cash comes as part of a partnership between North Somerset Council and leisure partner Places Leisure – who run the sports centre.

The fitness suite will be getting a makeover with new flooring, lighting and décor. The latest fitness and cardio equipment will also be installed.

The new equipment will mean visitors can book onto circuit classes which will help them to improve their fitness, lose weight and maximise their performance.

The partnership has seen around £100,000 invested into the suite which is due to reopen on Friday.

The gym is currently closed with equipment being relocated to the sports hall while the work is ongoing.

The council has also replaced the swimming pool filters for £50,000 to ensure the centre continues to maintain its high standards.

The studio has also undergone a refurbishment last month.

It now has updated ceiling, lighting, decorations and audio-visual equipment.

Strode’s general manager, John Baker, said: “As a social enterprise dedicated to achieving our mission of creating ‘active places and healthy people’, we are always looking to enhance our leisure service for the benefit of our community and explore opportunities which broaden our leisure offering.

“We are excited to be able to offer our customers an enhanced service and are looking forward to welcoming our existing and new members to their new state of the art gym.”

Cllr Felicity Baker, the council’s executive member for leisure, said: “First-class leisure facilities and a quality provision are integral to achieving our wider aims surrounding health and wellbeing and encouraging more of our community to adopt healthier and more active lifestyles.

“In partnership with Places Leisure, we will continue to drive standards with a focus on increasing participation, reducing health inequalities and enhancing accessibility and social inclusion.”

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