Freedom chosen as community leisure partner

November 23 2016

Leading not-for-profit leisure trust Freedom Leisure has been appointed by East Northamptonshire District Council to run three sites and implement a new outreach programme to its rural communities.

Freedom Leisure

From 1st April 2017 Freedom Leisure will manage and develop the healthy and active lifestyles offer in the district through the Nene Centre in Thrapston, Pemberton Leisure & Conference Centre and Splash Leisure Pool in Rushden.

As well as managing these sites and maximising their facilities, Freedom Leisure is also developing a new Sports & Physical Activity Outreach service to engage with the local community, especially those living in the more rural parts of the district.

Freedom Leisure was awarded the contract after an extensive tendering process involving 10 companies, five of which were shortlisted.

We are extremely proud to have been appointed as East Northamptonshire District Council’s community leisure partner, to operate the Nene Centre, Pemberton Leisure & Conference Centre and Splash Leisure Pool

Ivan Horsfall-Turner, Managing Director, Freedom Leisure

Freedom Leisure has pledged investment of over £2 million to improve and develop the facilities and services in the East Northamptonshire region. This will include the replacement of fitness equipment, a brand new adventure play area and investment into improving the energy efficiency of the leisure facilities.

We share the Council’s objective to make a sustainable impact on levels of physical activity and wellbeing within East Northamptonshire and feel confident we have the skills and expertise to deliver this.

Ivan Horsfall-Turner, Managing Director

Freedom Leisure will work closely with the East Northamptonshire District Council to encourage greater participation in physical activities among key target groups.

We’re delighted to be forging this exciting partnership with Freedom Leisure. Their experience will ensure that we are able to provide the widest range of activities for the district and support health and fitness opportunities in our local community

Steven North, Council Leader, East Northanmptonshire District Council