Leisure services are handed over

Chief Executive of East Lindsey District Council, Stuart Davy alongside Chairman of the Trustees of Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture, Ian Emmerson, and Trustee Robin Wright. EMN-141219-141530001
Chief Executive of East Lindsey District Council, Stuart Davy alongside Chairman of the Trustees of Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture, Ian Emmerson, and Trustee Robin Wright. EMN-141219-141530001

ELDC’s Chief Executive Stuart Davy met with Magna Vitae representatives last week to sign the working argreement document for cultural and leisure services.

This will allow the Charitable Trust to manage and operate Leisure, Culture and Health services on behalf of the Council from January 1, 2015.

The Council accepted a Business Plan from Magna Vitae last month which will see the Trust take responsibility for operating the Embassy Theatre and Embassy Swimming Pool in Skegness; The Meridian Leisure Centre, Wood Lane football pitches and Multi Use Games Area, Charles Street Recreation Ground and London Road Pavilion in Louth; Station Sports Centre in Mablethorpe; the Multi Use Games Area in Sutton on Sea; and Horncastle Swimming Pool and Fitness Suite.

In addition the Trust will also manage festivals and events, including SO Festival and Wolds Words; the district’s sports and arts development programmes; and work with the County Council to provide health improvement programmes for people living in the District. 

Mr Davy said: “We have every faith in Magna Vitae’s ability to operate these services and to continue to develop them in the future. We wish the MD, Mark Humphreys and his team every success in this new venture.”

Mr Emmerson added: “I wish to thank the Council for its dynamic and forward thinking approach which will allow the Trust to take on the management and operation of these services.

“The Magna Vitae Board and its team of staff will work hard to ensure the services not only continue to thrive into the future but also grow and develop, improving the lives of people in the District.”