Published: Monday, 20th March 2017

Everyone Active will take over the management of leisure centres

Warwick District Council is delighted to announce the appointment of Sports and Leisure Management Ltd (SLM) to manage and operate the district’s leisure centres over the next ten years.

SLM, who trade as ‘Everyone Active’, will take over the management of the newly refurbished Newbold Comyn and St Nicholas Park leisure centres, as well as Abbey Fields Swimming Pool, Castle Farm Recreation Centre, Meadow Community Sports Centre and John Atkinson Sports Centre from 1st June 2017.

The selection follows a rigorous twelve month procurement process undertaken by the council, under strict guidelines and specifications agreed by councillors in 2015.

The leisure centres will remain in council ownership and under the agreement with SLM the council will continue to control a selection of prices for concession users and will honour all pre-existing bookings for a year. The current leisure centre staff employed by the council will transfer to the new operator on 1st June.

Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Culture Councillor Michael Coker said: "As Warwick District Council is making a huge investment in our leisure centres we needed to find a management partner who we were confident could not only provide the best possible service and value for money for our residents, but would also bring exciting new programmes and initiatives to encourage participation in sport from all sectors of our community. Throughout the selection process, SLM have demonstrated that they are the best organisation to fulfil our ambitious plans."

Dave Bibby, Managing Director of Sports and Leisure Management Ltd, said: "We are delighted to be chosen by Warwick District Council to manage its leisure provision. We have operated sites in Stratford and the surrounding areas for the past 25 years, and have a wealth of experience in delivering state-of-the-art facilities and exciting activities to the local community." 

SLM currently operates 44 contracts with other local authorities covering 150 centres, these include Stratford-upon-Avon and Southam.

Refurbishment programmes

The £14.5 million refurbishment and improvement programmes at Newbold Comyn and St Nicholas Park Leisure Centres are well underway. Find out more about the improvements.


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