Everyone says hello! Local council announces new management of leisure facilities

Sports and leisure operator, Everyone Active, has officially taken over the management of Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) Council’s leisure facilities today (1st August 2019).

The company has been awarded a contract by SWT for 10 years and eight months. Everyone Active will now manage the Council’s five facilities; Blackbrook Leisure Centre and Spa; Wellsprings Leisure Centre; Wellington Sports Centre; Taunton Pool and Vivary Golf and Adventure Centre.

As part of the partnership, Everyone Active and SWT will invest over £1.2 million to improve the range of facilities in the area.

Works have commenced today at Wellsprings Leisure Centre and will be staggered across the facilities to minimise disruption. Customers across all three gym facilities will benefit from new, state-of-the art, smart Technogym equipment, refurbished fitness studios and a range of aesthetic enhancements to improve the area’s leisure provision.

Everyone Active has over 30 years’ experience of managing leisure facilities across the country and is the longest-established leisure operator in the UK. It prides itself on being a community-focused organisation that aims to get everyone active by doing at least 30 minutes of activity, five times a week.

Everyone Active will also be introducing its Sporting Champions scheme to the Somerset West and Taunton area. The talent development programme helps to support up-and-coming athletes with free access to its centres and funding to help with their training and competition costs.

“We’re delighted to be welcomed into the community to manage the local leisure facilities and officially begin our partnership with the Council, which is kicking off with some great improvements for our customers. Embarking on a new chapter with all colleagues from the centres is incredibly exciting for us, and we’re looking forward to them joining the Everyone Active family, as well as helping more people to improve their health and wellbeing by getting active.”

David Greenwood, Everyone Active’s Area Contract Manager

“The Council is committed to providing first class sport and leisure facilities for everyone to enjoy. We want to ensure high levels of customer service in clean, well maintained facilities.  Everyone Active has the proven ability to deliver these highly valued services and we look forward to building a long-standing partnership with them, encouraging more people to live healthier and active lifestyles.”

Cllr Richard Lees, SWT’s Executive Member for Sports, Parks and Leisure

The sports and leisure operator currently manages over 190 leisure facilities across the UK, in partnership with over 60 local authorities. The business also has long-standing experience of operating services in the region, and manages leisure facilities in Bristol, Clevedon, Weymouth, Bournemouth and Plymouth.

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