Multi million pound leisure centre opens its doors


    Stone leisure centre

    The new multi-million pound leisure centre in Stone will open its doors on Friday (5 April).

    The centre on Westbridge Park brings a six lane, 25 metre swimming pool, top of the range gym, and fitness studios, under one roof and is part of an around £10 million investment in leisure for the town.

    It will open to the public for the first time on Friday (5 April.)

    The new £7.5 million Stafford Borough Council facility replaces the outdated sports centre currently on Westbridge Park which will be demolished over the coming weeks.

    It is the biggest leisure investment in the borough that the council has made from its own resources. The centre will be run by Freedom Leisure on behalf of the council. As part of the investment a new Guides HQ was built and a multi-use games area will also be sited at Westbridge.

    More than 90% of those who gave feedback during a previous consultation said they would use the new leisure centre. And nearly 80% said it was important, or very important, to have the facilities under one roof.

    The new centre will mean the public have greater access to swimming. This was not the position with the pool at the town’s Alleyne’s Academy which was used by the school under a shared agreement with the local authority and only available to the public outside school hours. 

    Press Release No 5520

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