Louth’s Meridian Leisure Centre celebrates its fifth birthday today.
The centre, situated on Wood Lane, first opened its doors on February 6, 2010 when hundreds of people flocked through its doors to try out the facility for the first time.
Last year, the leisure centre recorded an impressive 348,990 visits with over 700 children taking part in the Learn to Swim programme and more than 1,500 fitness members.
More than 350 people have also been helped through the exercise referral programme and there have been more than 30,000 school visits in the past year.
Since January, 2015, the leisure centre has been managed and operated by Magna Vitae, a Trust for Culture and Leisure, a partner to East Lindsey District Council. The Trust made an immediate impact by removing contracts for fitness memberships and extending the £10 child membership, when joining with an adult family member, to include 16 and 17 year olds.
Trust Chairman Ian Emmerson OBE, said: “The Meridian Leisure Centre provides the people of East Lindsey with some of the very best health and leisure facilities available in the East Midlands. We have already removed fitness contracts in a bid to make the Centre more accessible for local people and look forward to building on the centre’s success well into the future.”
ELDC Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Councillor Adam Grist, who welcomed the very first person through the doors in 2010, added: “The Meridian Leisure Centre was built in response to a real need for good quality fitness provision in Louth. I am delighted that it has fulfilled all our expectations and I’m sure it will continue to be a much-used and well-loved facility for many years to come.”
For more information on the Meridian Leisure Centre visit www.magnavitae.org