Exciting changes for leisure centres

Published Monday, 7th April 2014
Maltby Leisure Centre
Maltby Leisure Centre pool

Rotherham's four leisure centres will see some exciting changes over the next few months.

DC Leisure, which operates Rotherham Leisure Complex, Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre, Wath upon Dearne Leisure Centre and Maltby Leisure Centre, on behalf of the Council, has announced a change of name to that of its new owner Places for People.

Places for People is one of the largest housing and property development companies in the UK. The partnership with the Council remains unchanged and it will be business as usual at the four leisure centres where customers will still have access to the same exercise programme schedule, opening hours and gym facilities.

Richard Cowley, Places for People Contract Manager, said: "It’s an exciting time for the leisure centres  and our customers. Our staff will be wearing new uniform and customers will notice new logos on leaflets and posters around the centre, but ultimately we will still deliver the same level of excellent service and varied programme of exercise classes. We will continue to be a community-minded facility bursting with passion and enthusiasm to get local people more physically active."

Steve Hallsworth, the Council's Leisure and Community Services Manager added: "Our partnership with DC Leisure continues to be a great success and has received national recognition for what it has achieved. I believe that the involvement of Places for People will enable the partnership to continue all of its good work and will take us on to even greater success in the future."

The leisure centres offer a range of activities for people of all ages including, swimming lessons, workout classes, climbing, badminton, squash and holiday programmes and much more.

Places for People Leisure currently partners 30 local authorities, managing over 100 leisure centres across England. Its sites attract 25 million visits each year and over the past seven years the award-winning organisation has built 12 new leisure facilities.

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