Conservatives Welcome First Customers to District's New £6.3m Leisure Centre

Market Rasen Leisure Centre has officially opened its doors to the public. Councillors and representatives from Everyone Active, West Lindsey District Council’s partner in the endeavour, attended an opening for the centre on Saturday, 25th July.  

Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Cllr. Giles McNeill, Chairman of the Council, Cllr. Steve England and West Lindsey District Councillors for Market Rasen Cllr. Cordelia McCartney and Cllr. John McNeill were given a tour of the new facility by centre manager Mr. Chris Duncan. 

The state-of-the-art facility on Gainsborough Road is operated by Everyone Active and is a cornerstone in the Conservative-led local authority’s proactive strategy to improve the health and wellbeing of people across the district. Work to build the 18,300 square foot leisure centre began last summer. Local councillors praised developers Morgan Sindall for its safe and efficient delivery of the project, which has taken just over twelve months, despite the operational challenges posed by the site and Covid-19 pandemic. 

The centre features 40 pieces of Technogym cardio and strength equipment, plus a modern spin studio with 15 Kaiser cycling bikes. There is also space and connectivity to allow instructors to deliver virtual classes to residents looking to pursue a healthier lifestyle from home. Councillor Cordelia McCartney said:

“This is a fantastic facility for Market Rasen and the surrounding area, post-lockdown it is important for people to be able look after their physical and mental wellbeing and the new leisure centre will support this.” 

Team sports and group activities are well-served by a 7,400 square foot sports hall and an external 3G all-weather pitch, while gym users will also have access modern changing areas, currently limited to 7 users at a time to adhere to social distancing rules. Councillor Giles McNeill, Leader of West Lindsey District Council, added:

“This new centre has a superb quality of finish and is a credit to the team involved. We hope that people will make use of this excellent facility.” 

If you are interested in using Market Rasen Leisure Centre you can find more information and join up here: https://www.everyoneactive.com/centre/market-rasen-leisure-centre/