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Customers flock to Kirkby Leisure Centre in opening week

Nearly 4,000 people flocked through the doors at Kirkby Leisure Centre in its first week open. 


The state-of-the-art facility, run by Everyone Active on behalf of Ashfield District Council, had its official ribbon-cutting on Saturday, August 6. 


Customer enthusiasm was high from the off and continued throughout the £15.5million site’s first week in business, with more than 3,800 people coming to admire and experience the new centre. 


In excess of 2,100 people used the pool and more than 1,200 people worked up a sweat in the state-of-the-art fitness suite, while around 400 children headed for the soft play and climbing wall. 

Lorenzo Clark, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said: “We are delighted to see so many people already enjoying Kirkby Leisure Centre and experiencing the wide range of activities on offer. 


“We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback we have received from customers and it’s been a great start to life for the centre. 


“We are really positive that we can grow our membership numbers over the coming months and that people from across the community will use this fantastic facility. 


“No matter what your age, ability or interests, there is an activity for you here.” 

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