Date posted 29 Nov 2023

The initiative has been set up in response to this winter’s cost of living crisis and will offer anyone living in the vicinity of a participating leisure centre a warm welcome, comfortable seating, and borrow a book from our selection.  In addition, leading wholesale food service company Brakes, has agreed to donate free tea and coffee.

The Warm Space will be open to all from December 1st on Monday to Friday, 1pm-3pm.

Commenting on the Warm Spaces initiative Ashley Giles, General Manager at Haydon Centre and Gym said: “As a facility at the heart of our local community we quickly became aware that a number of local residents were concerned that they might struggle to heat their homes this winter and as a charitable social enterprise we wanted to help.

Leisure centres are ideally suited to serve as warm spaces, they are easily accessible, known to everyone and a natural meeting place.  Our staff will be on hand to offer a warm welcome to anyone wishing to make the most of our warm space during the difficult months ahead.”