Following the recent launch of Active Northumberland’s brand new strategy, Northumberland Sport are looking forward to support the charitable trust deliver its ambitious vision for the future.
The Leisure Trust is responsible for managing leisure services across Northumberland including 15 gyms, 9 swimming pools and an array of specialist services.
“This marks an exciting new era for Active Northumberland, one which is designed to truly enhance the health and wellbeing of residents across Northumberland.
We’re particularly looking forward to working with their new leadership team to build upon our already strong relationship to improve services across the county, that target our more vulnerable under-represented audiences. This will also help achieve the strategic aims of our long term countywide Physical Activity Strategy, a multi-agency approach to tackling inactivity and one in which Active Northumberland are a key strategic partner.”
At the launch at Concordia Leisure Centre, those attending were able to hear inspirational stories from local people who have been supported by Active Northumberland staff through their personal health and fitness journeys. David Cumberlidge who started swimming at Wentworth Pool in Hexham talked about his experiences and swimming career, while ex olympic gymnast Craig Heap was compere. Northumberland County Councillor Cath Homer talked about the council’s multi million investment in leisure, and chairman of the Board, David Hall talked about Active Northumberland’s vision for the future as the Trust begins its transformation journey.
An ambitious, £65 million pound investment programme, financed by Northumberland County Council, is already underway which is set to transform sport and leisure facilities and enhance the customer experience. This includes the building of new leisure centres in Berwick, Morpeth and Ponteland and major investment to refurbish and revitalise two other centres in Blyth and Hexham.
With a strong focus on community health and improving both physical and mental wellbeing, the investment is set to transform the centres into community wellness hubs. A range of facilities will be brought together under one roof to welcome and support the whole community, regardless of age, fitness levels or health concerns, to enjoy a physically active lifestyle and to achieve their personal health and wellbeing goals.
For further details on the launch of Active Northumberland’s new brand, vision and strategy please visit their website.