Leisure Centres Reopen

Issued: Friday, July 24th

Lincs Inspire leisure facilities are poised to re-open next week, with an open day on Sunday, July 26, seeing hundreds of customers visit to see the measures in place to keep them safe when working out.

Earlier this week, Lincs Inspire’s board members were joined by Councillor Callum Procter, portfolio holder for tourism, heritage and culture, and together they were given a tour of the Grimsby Leisure Centre facilities.

Sue Wells, chief executive of Lincs Inspire conducted the tour and was delighted with the feedback from everyone. She said:



“Our teams have been working incredibly hard to get our facilities safe and ready for both staff and customers when we open on Monday, July 27. 

“Two of our Board members, Alan Bird and retired GP Sudip Bhaduri spent the morning reviewing our Grimsby facilities, seeing the measures put in place to enable both customers and staff to enjoy safe, socially distanced workouts, swims, exercise classes and the wide range of health improvement services available within our health and wellbeing centre. 

“Both commended staff on their hard work and gave the centres a big thumbs up. We have taken every precaution possible to ensure that we go above and beyond the safety measures.”

Board members were joined by Councillor Callum Procter, portfolio holder for tourism, heritage and culture, keen to also see the measures put in place and to learn more about the journey the charity has undergone during the lock down period.

Councillor Procter, said: “It’s fantastic that the leisure facilities are once again open and available to our local communities. I know how much our residents have missed their leisure facilities, it is great to see the work that has gone in to ensure these services can restart safely.”

He added: “Staying fit and healthy is good for everyone and being able to get back to more normal routines is a really positive step towards our wider recovery from such challenging times.”

Lincs Inspire’s customers are encouraged to go onto the Lincs Inspire website to read the safety measures in place to protect them and staff. All customers must book in advance for all sessions including swimming, group exercise, gym, toning suite and indoor bowls. For this an online account is needed.

Customers are also asked to be patient and understand that session times have had to alter, and some classes are unable to currently run. Timetables will be regularly reviewed with an aim to returning to the original offering and timings as soon as possible.