COVID-19 Update: Leisure Centre Closures As a result of the latest Government announcement regarding a National Lockdown, the new restrictions mean that our leisure centres will close from 4 January 2021. Find out more here

Thirsk & Sowerby Leisure Centre Development

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Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre Development FAQs

As a customer at Thirsk & Sowerby Leisure Centre, we want to make sure you are kept up to date with the development project, including the closure of the facility.

What’s happening?

Hambleton District Council have committed £4m in order to revamp Thirsk & Sowerby Leisure Centre, including an extension and centre upgrades.

The council are dedicated to investing in the local community at a time when health and wellbeing has never been more important as we continue our battle against COVID. The development scheme demonstrates our commitment to provide a leisure centre which is up to date, accessible and provides a positive experience.

What does the development include?

  • New state-of-the-art gym that trebles the current workout space, including 24-hour gym access
  • Remodelling of the gym changing areas and toilets
  • New group cycling studio and multi-purpose studio for fitness classes and meetings
  • New, more environmentally sustainable plant equipment
  • New roof to address building condensation issues
  • Updated reception and seating area

When does the project start and when will the improvements be completed?

Construction works will begin on 1 February 2021 and are expected to be completed in September 2021.

The leisure centre and carpark will be closed for the whole of this period in order to complete the development.

How can I contribute my views?

As the project progresses we will share plans for gym equipment, fitness classes etc. for comment/views. We will communicate how you can share these views soon.

How will I be kept up to date with progress?

Updates will be posted here and via our Facebook page or Zest app. You can download the Zest app via the App Store or Google Play, search [email protected]

I am a Direct Debit member, how does the closure affect my membership?

There is no action required if you have a membership paid by Direct Debit that was originally taken out at Thirsk & Sowerby Leisure Centre, we will suspend your membership until the improvements are complete and the leisure centre reopens.

Customers will have the opportunity to use Bedale, Northallerton and Stokesley Leisure Centres once they have reopened after the National Lockdown. An update will be provided as soon as we have government guidance and know when that will be, including details of how to reactivate your membership should you wish to do so.

After the closure and once the improvements have been completed, customers first Direct Debit membership payments will be updated to correct any payments taken on 15 December 2020 or 1 January 2021 prior to the National Lockdown.

I have an annual membership or a Zest Discount Card - will this be extended to account for the closure period?

All annual memberships and Zest Discount Cards will be extended by the length of the full period that the leisure centre is closed if you do not wish to use any of our other centres.

My child attends swimming lessons and/or has a Junior membership. How does the closure affect us?

All Learn2 Swim membership and Junior memberships will be suspended until the improvements are complete and the leisure centre reopens.

However, we will assess availability/capacity for swimming lessons at other sites when they are able to reopen after the National Lockdown has ended. We will endeavour to accommodate as many people as possible and will contact Learn2 Swim customers, directly, in due course to provide an update/options.

What if I attend with a school or a club?

Schools and clubs have been notified regarding the leisure centre closure and will contact you separately if necessary.

What about the All Weather Pitch?

The pitch will remain open as normal in line with any lockdowns and Covid restrictions.

I attend Take That Step, what is happening with the scheme?

Take That Step will operate virtually/remotely as it has been during lockdown and Covid restrictions. Any changes will be communicated via your TTS Health & Wellbeing Officer.

Will I still be able to access the Flatts?

Yes. All public rights of way will remain. Some other routes to the Flatts may be inaccessible and you will need to find an alternative way around.

Thank you again for your patience and we are sorry for this disruption, however we are confident that you will be thrilled with the new look centre when it reopens.


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