Support your local leisure centre this half term
Newly re-opened and ready for business, Cornwall’s leisure centres are offering a range of activities this half term.
Family swimming will be available at all pools with the exception of Launceston, which is undergoing essential maintenance, whilst fun pools at Ships & Castles in Falmouth, Bude Leisure Centre and Newquay Waterworld will also be open to customers.
There is trampolining and soft play at Newquay Trampoline & Play Park and the opportunity to take part in junior gym at various leisure centres across the region. St Austell Leisure Centre’s soft play will also be open.
“All our leisure centres have now re-opened in Cornwall and we’re encouraging customers to make the most of the activities on offer this half term,” said GLL’s Senior General Manager, Amelia Kitchen. “Families can rest assured that stringent safety measures have been introduced to reduce the risk of infection - including advanced booking, cashless payment, one-way systems, enhanced cleaning regimes and socially distanced activities.
“After so many months of closure, we’re hoping to see as many people as possible. We’re working really hard to keep everyone safe and keeping fit and healthy has never been more important. We’re really pleased with the very positive feedback we’ve been getting and look forward to welcoming all age groups over the weeks and months ahead.
Run by charitable leisure social enterprise and not-for-profit organisation GLL on behalf of Cornwall Council, the thirteen leisure centres are urging supporters to ‘use or lose’ the services they provide.
“Like many other businesses, we have been hit very hard by Covid,” said GLL’s Head of Service James Curry. “There were protests when our centres were closed and now that a funding package has been agreed with Cornwall Council, we’re doing everything we can to keep our facilities operational. Customer support is therefore crucial.”
Cornwall Council is launching a strategic review of leisure facilities provision across Cornwall over the next twelve months to look at changes to the way residents are using leisure centres as a result of the pandemic and how to ensure provision is meeting community needs and achieving best value for money.
All leisure centre visitors and pool users need to pre-book their sessions online. For more information on the activities available and how to book, please visit: https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/cornwall or download the Better app.