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New leisure facilities for Stradbroke

Posted by Communications on 21 August 2020 | Comments

The first step in Mid Suffolk District Council’s plans to upgrade leisure provision in the district is now complete. This follows the refurbishment of facilities at Stradbroke Pool and Fitness Centre.

Thanks to a £200k investment by Mid Suffolk District Council, customers at Stradbroke Pool and Fitness Centre can now enjoy new leisure facilities.

The new upgrades and equipment, carried out by Callix Leisure Ltd, include:

  • 33 pieces of gym equipment, including high impact mats, weights and new Technogym cardio machines
  • Revamped pool changing areas including new mirror and hair dryer vanity units
  • Refreshed shower and toilet units in the gym and pool changing rooms
  • Updated décor, tiling and lighting including in the reception area
  • Benches and lockers
  • Modernised plant and maintenance equipment including air handling system upgrades
  • New storage cupboards on poolside

 Cllr Julie Flatman, cabinet member for communities and housing, and ward member for Stradbroke and Laxfield at Mid Suffolk District Council, said:

“Making sure we have the right facilities to help residents remain healthy and stay active is so important. The upgrades at Stradbroke are the first step in plans to upgrade our leisure provision in Mid Suffolk.

“We hope that by investing in our facilities, both current and future generations can enjoy physical activity - boosting their health and wellbeing in the long term.”

Anselm Gurney, contract manager for Everyone Active leisure centres in Mid Suffolk, said:

“It’s great to see our customers return and enjoying the new facilities on offer in Stradbroke. We hope to see even more people heading to the centre over the coming months.

“Of course we’ve had to change a few things in light of COVID-19, including advanced booking and extra cleaning to keep customers safe. However, our aim is to ensure every one of our customers can stay active for years to come.”

The next project to get fully underway will be at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre in Stowmarket, after planning permission was granted earlier in the year. 

This will include an extension to house a new fitness suite, as well as refreshed décor and essential maintenance.

Everyone Active is also set to introduce and coordinate a new outreach programme in Mid Suffolk. It will aim to bring sport and activity to a wider community to achieve the outcomes in the council’s Leisure, Sport and Physical Activity Strategy.