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The new ten-year Active Communities Leisure Management contract with Stevenage Borough Council was won by Everyone Active.

The new agreement will begin on 1 April 2023 and leisure facilities specialists, Everyone Active will manage Stevenage Swimming Centre, Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre, Fairlands Valley Aqua Park, Southfield Showground, Ridlins Athletics Stadium and Stevenage Golf Conference Centre.

Everyone Active’s 35 years experience of managing leisure, culture and arts facilities across the country will soon become available for Stevenage residents and visitors. The UK leisure operator prides itself on being a community-focused organisation and will introduce this approach to residents of the town.

Everyone Active aims to support the council's vision for leisure across Stevenage, by providing attractive facilities available to all age groups in the town’s community and contribute to the health and wellbeing objectives of the council.

Cllr Richard Henry, Leader of Stevenage Borough Council said: “After going through a lengthy and robust procurement process, the partnership with Everyone Active will help bring more leisure services to local people. It will bring a significant boost to our leisure and cultural offer in Stevenage including a new Stevenage Active Resident Card and a wide range of new innovative sports and leisure facilities. I am pleased to see this new partnership contribute to the health and wellbeing objectives of the council.”

Duncan Jefford, Regional Director at Everyone Active comments: “We are delighted to be working with Stevenage Borough Council, as we believe leisure and cultural facilities are pivotal in providing a wide range of services to the community.

“We want the community to view the leisure and arts centres, as community hubs and will work hard to engage and educate people from all backgrounds in not only physical activity but also arts development activity.

“The new contract includes significant investments, including a new leisure centre development planned for 2027, amplifying the drive to prioritise the health and wellbeing of the local community. I am delighted that we have been chosen to support the council’s exciting visions.”

Everyone Active is currently the second-largest leisure operator in the country, managing in excess of 200 sites in partnership with over 60 local authorities.