Haverhill Leisure Centre redevelopment remains on course
Good progress is being made on the £1.3m Haverhill Leisure Centre development programme, with contractors reporting that everything has gone smoothly so far.
The soft play area on the first floor has been fully dismantled and the changing areas and party room have been cleared.
These areas will form the new, improved gym from September, when work will begin downstairs.
Customers have been very supportive, said the borough council, with relocating to different areas of the centre whilst the improvements are going on, such as the fitness class members and the majority of their programme has remained in place.
The gym and pool are open as normal with no changes to the programme.
Looking forward to the summer holidays, there will be inflatable sessions in the pool for the children, swimming lessons and a crash course in swimming which is new for this year.
Cllr Jo Rayner, St Edmundsbury Borough Council Cabinet member for Leisure and Culture said: "I think the fact the temporary coffee hut in reception is proving so popular is a good indication that leisure centre users are taking the carefully planned work in their stride.
"I thank staff and customers alike for their positive approach to these improvements."
Nigel Snape, Haverhill Leisure Centre manager said: “We’re pleased with the progress so far, and customers have been very supportive with the interim changes we’ve had to make, so we’d like to thank them for that.”
Claire Sutton, Abbeycroft member said: “As a family that uses Haverhill Leisure Centre a lot, we’re very excited about the redevelopment and I think it will be good for the town to have such a lovely facility.”