Freedom Leisure officially takes over the running of the district’s leisure facilities
Following the successful merger between Freedom Leisure and Tandridge Trust, Freedom Leisure the not-for-profit organisation already operating de Stafford Sports Centre in Caterham, has now taken over Tandridge Leisure Centre in Oxted and The Village Health Club in Caterham.
Freedom Leisure offer a connected membership for those who want to use all three facilities and has started making improvements at all the centres to support local residents in their health and wellbeing.
The £1.2 million of improvements at de Stafford Sports Centre is due to complete at the end of September. The trust is investing in a new fitness suite, reception area and cafe as well as making the building more energy efficient. There will be a new wellbeing studio, an extended main studio and an extended gym with state-of-the-art TechnoGym kit.
Planned improvements at Tandridge Leisure Centre will include new kit, including a state-of-the-art Dual Adjustable Pulley, an improved reception and cafe area, a gym extension and the reopening of the flume. The Village Health Club will also have a refresh and new kit.
Councillor Martin Fisher, Leader of the Council, said: “We are really pleased to be working with Freedom Leisure to ensure high quality leisure services are available to our residents, helping them to sustain a healthy lifestyle. The improvements to Tandridge Leisure Centre and The Village Health Club are fantastic and we are excited about the next stage of refurbishment works. As a member of the Tandridge Leisure Centre, I fully appreciate the benefits of access to a high quality local facility.”
Ivan Horsfall-Turner, Freedom Leisure Managing Director, said: “Supporting Tandridge District Council with their commitment to promoting an active community is our priority. As a leisure trust we are able to reinvest surplus into our centres, so local residents will see their fees going directly towards improvements they benefit from. There is much work to do in these centres which have not had much in the way of investment for a number of years and we are looking forward to making an immediate, positive impact.”
For further details about the facilities at the centres visit www.freedom-leisure.co.uk and keep up to date with the developments at the centres Facebook and Twitter pages.