Leisure centre visits in Cirencester reach record high

FIGURES released today show that more than 400,000 visits were made to Cirencester Leisure Centre.

With the exception of April 2011, when there was an unseasonable heat-wave, visits to the Cotswold District Council’s Leisure Cirencester for each month exceeded previous totals.

Cllr Barry Gibbs, the Cabinet member responsible for Leisure Services, commented: “It’s great to hear that more people are using the leisure centre. We anticipated a rise in visits when we saw a marked increase in the number of memberships being taken out recently, but topping the 400,000 mark is very gratifying.”

He continued: “From a national perspective, the Olympics are just around the corner and it is anticipated that this major sporting event will encourage more people to take up exercise and live a healthier lifestyle – this trend certainly seems to be evident already in Cirencester.

“Going to any CDC-owned leisure centre is the ideal way to enjoy working out, with superb professional support and guidance on hand as well as the opportunity to use state-of-the-art equipment, and perhaps even make new friends.”

Visitor numbers at the other leisure centres owned by CDC – at Bourton, Chipping Campden, Fairford, and Tetbury – also held up very well during 2011-12 despite the sluggish economy, and were in line with annual targets.

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