Increase in leisure centre visits in East Lindsey

EAST Lindsey District Council is reporting a significant increase in the number visits to its leisure centres over the past two years.

Figures show that the number of leisure centre visits increased by over 82,000 from 556,895 in 2010/11 to 639,932 in 2011/12.

Over the past five years, the council has invested around £15m in improved leisure facilities across East Lindsey, including a revamped fitness suite and skateboard park in Mablethorpe; the state-of-the-art Meridian Leisure Centre and London Road Sports Pavilion in Louth; Sports Pavilion on Wainfleet Road in Skegness; and Bain Valley Park was opened in Horncastle.

Portfolio Holder for Leisure in East Lindsey, Coun Adam Grist, said: “The council made a significant investment in leisure because we believe that if we provide great facilities people will want to use them, ultimately improving health locally.

“As well as the leisure centres having a great range of facilities and programming, the nation has been inspired by London 2012 and locally we’ve been huge advocates for the Games.

“We need to ensure that post Games we continue to encourage people to take regular exercise to remain fit and healthy.”