Bracknell Forest Council will enter into a partnership with external leisure management company Everyone Active, who will take over the day-to-day running of Bracknell Leisure Centre, Coral Reef Waterworld and Downshire Golf Complex. It is important to note that this is a management partnership and the council is not selling these sites. The partnership will start on 1 March, 2018.
Everyone Active, part of Sports & Leisure Management Ltd, is a nationally recognised leisure management company. Having recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, it is the longest-established leisure provider in the UK and currently operates more than 150 facilities across the country.
A public information session will be held this Thursday, 14 December to introduce Everyone Active and to discuss future plans for the facilities. Bracknell Forest Council values the users of the centres very highly and has previously met with customers to ensure they were informed of the process. The council is keen to make sure that customers are fully aware of what is happening and have the opportunity to ask questions at the information session.
More information about the public information session is available online.
Vincent Paliczka, director for environment, culture and communities said:
We are delighted to be partnering with Everyone Active who has been selected to manage our facilities following a comprehensive review and tendering process. Everyone Active impressed the council with the quality of its submission, its record of service and facility improvement elsewhere in the country and its proposals to improve our leisure facilities. The partnership will benefit the local community and will generate savings for the council on a yearly basis.
Duncan Jefford, regional director, Everyone Active said:
Bracknell Forest Council has invested heavily into the borough’s leisure facilities in recent months, and we are thrilled that they have chosen Everyone Active to help them build on this and create a healthier, more active community.
We have extensive experience of managing community facilities across the country, including in a number of neighbouring districts, and look forward to bringing the same high-standard services to Bracknell.