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Everyone Active will soon begin a new leisure contract with Stevenage Borough Council for the next 10 years, with the new agreement commencing on 1 April 2023.

Everyone Active will manage Stevenage Swimming Centre, Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre including Gordon Craig Theatre, Fairlands Valley Aqua Park, Southfield Showground, Ridlins Athletics Stadium and Stevenage Golf Conference Centre.

The partnership will allow Everyone Active to build on the current leisure and arts development offering in the local area.

Improvements include a refurbishment and new equipment in the gym at Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre and upgrades to the Changing Village (lockers, showers, toilets) at Stevenage Swimming Pool.

In addition, energy investments through the installation of LED lighting will be prioritised across all sites.

These projects aim to support the council's vision for leisure across Stevenage by providing attractive facilities available to the whole community and contributing fully to the health and wellbeing objectives of the council.

Everyone Active will look to enhance and develop existing programmes, further supporting the work already being delivered in Stevenage.

In addition, as part of the operator’s Community Health and Wellbeing Strategy, initiatives will be introduced such as free memberships for people living with Parkinson’s and cared for children.

Everyone Active has 35 years experience of managing leisure facilities across the country and is the longest-established leisure operator in the UK. It prides itself on being a community-focused organisation and operates a number of other local centres including Harpenden Leisure Centre and Hartham Leisure Centre.

Mark Leahy, regional contract manager at Everyone Active, said: “We’re very eager to get going on managing a variety of new facilities, including the theatre – the contract is a fantastic addition to our portfolio.

“It’s an exciting prospect for the entire team in Stevenage and we’re keen to deliver an outstanding experience for the local community to enjoy at both our leisure centres and theatre.”

Leader of the Council, Councillor Richard Henry said: “Leisure, sport and culture are really important for the health and wellbeing of our residents.

“We’re looking forward to Everyone Active taking over the running of our leisure programme and facilities as well as providing a wide range of new innovative sports and amenities for people to use and take part in.”

You can find out more, or register your interest on the Everyone Active website.