SWIMMING SESSIONS a re already under way at the EMC in Harpenden.


The Eric Morecambe Centre (EMC) in Harpenden is due to be fully operational later this month. Named after the legendary comedian, who lived in Harpenden for many years, the EMC was rebuilt by owners St Albans City and District Council as part of a £20 million project which includes the creation of a new culture […]

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Carnival Pool was named after the site it was built on, which was well-known in the area for hosting carnivals and fairs in years gone by.

Roll Up, Roll Up!

Young swimmers are enjoying the new play equipment and revamped swimming facilities at Carnival Pool & Fitness in Wokingham in Berkshire, following a £140,000 refurbishment. The children’s beach pool was at the heart of the redevelopment project and now has new interactive play features such as a water slide, tipping buckets, cannons and water jets. […]

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History Makers

Featuring the UK’s first interactive water slide, the newly refurbished North Kesteven Leisure Centre in Lincolnshire has proven to be a big hit with visitors since it opened in May this year. The refurbishment was undertaken by water leisure specialists World Leisure UK and consisted of a new 45m flume and a bespoke Magna Carta […]

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Community Spirit

As the only 25m swimming pool within a five mile radius, Loddon Valley Leisure Centre in Reading plays an important role in providing leisure facilities to the town of Lower Earley, as well as the surrounding towns and villages. With over 3,500 gym and swimming members, plus 1,650 children attending swimming lessons on a weekly […]

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Marriage Of Convenience

Specialist leisure operators offer a win-win situation reports Ashleigh Mackenzie… Hurtling towards the 30th anniversary of the introduction of Compulsive Competitive Tendering, the tightening of financial purse strings has made the outsourcing of leisure operations an irresistible temptation for the majority of local authorities in the UK. In the past ten years, 70% of council-owned […]

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