Chatteris Leisure enjoys encouraging first year with burgeoning membership

10:59 17 January 2014

Chatteris Leisure centre gym.

Chatteris Leisure centre gym.

Archant

A Fenland leisure centre is looking to hire more staff after a successful first year.

Chatteris Leisure centre gym.Chatteris Leisure centre gym.

Chatteris Leisure, which boasts a gym and dance studio, was opened by Olympic medal winning gymnast Louis Smith and Peterborough United chairman Barry Fry in October 2012,

Since then, its membership has grown to 400 people and there is plenty of optimism about the future.

Chatteris Leisure is expected to have raked in an income of £167,000 from its first year of trading, compared to £115,000 in staff costs.

The centre is looking to hire a manager, customer assistants and fitness instructors to cope with the burgeoning membership.

A report produced by head of leisure services Phil Hughes, which will be discussed by Fenland District Council’s Staff Committee on January 27, said: “The established new customer base and financial performance suggest that the leisure centre is trading close to the first year levels anticipated prior to the build, and overall should be able to achieve a net operating surplus in future years.”

0 comments

Steve Tierney (centre)  in October when he won the Medworth by election for Fenland Council

Fenland came to the rescue of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire in their bid to find a Conservative willing to be interviewed on air hours after the Rochester and Strood by election.

13:00

Health experts are reminding people who are under 65 and have long term health conditions to get the first jab in and beat flu this winter.

Lynn Road, Wisbech, during installation of new street lights

All of the issues thrown up by an audit of the street lighting contract run by Balfour Beatty which showed Cambridgeshire County Council “will not be paying the correct amount for its electricity” have been resolved, say a new report.

Yesterday, 14:31
Former NER carriage

Uncertainty has prompted the Bramley Line – the organisation fighting to reopen the March to Wisbech link – to only undertake “minimal track maintenance” until its future is decided.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

E-edition