Published: Wednesday, 21st December 2022

A leisure centre in Warwick District is now open as a Welcoming Space this winter.

Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre, run by award-winning operator Everyone Active in partnership with Warwick District Council, will offer a warm, safe place for the local community during the colder months.

The centre is open as a Welcoming Space on weekdays between the times of 8am and 3pm until 31 March 2023. 

People will be able to access a warm and welcoming space with free wifi and free use of the toilets and showers.

On arrival, the centres ask individuals to speak with reception so that they can direct them to the Welcoming Space area.

With the national cost of living crisis becoming ever more prevalent, the initiative is encouraging community sites to support those struggling with the expense of heating their homes.

The centres will be open to everyone, free of charge, so individuals do not have to be an Everyone Active member to take advantage of the Welcoming Space.

Councillor Judy Falp, Portfolio Holder for safer communities, Leisure & Environment, said:

"This is a fantastic initiative by Everyone Active, opening up its facilities to the local community during this difficult time for many residents. This welcoming space will provide a warm place to work and use the centre's wifi to keep in touch with family and friends this winter."

Gareth Wagg, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said:

“We know this winter could be difficult for many people, so we want everyone to know they have a safe and warm place to visit.

“We have a community feel at our leisure centres and we want to invite people to come down and make the most of the space, not only to stay warm, but to socialise with friends or use as a co-working area.

“It's a free-of-charge offer to just come in and spend time with us, safe and warm.”
To contact the Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre, call 0192 635 8456.

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