Recovery and transformation of Enfield leisure centres begins

Interior of Southgate gym

From this week, Enfield Council will be partnering with GLL (Greenwich Leisure Ltd) to operate our leisure centres under the Better brand.

GLL is a non-profit, staff-owned, charitable social enterprise with 30 years’ experience in the industry, running more than 250 sports and leisure facilities in London and across the UK.

To facilitate a smooth transition and to prepare staff and services, all leisure centres will temporarily close until Thursday, 7 December.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Public Spaces and Local Economy, Cllr Chinelo Anyanwu, said: “We have committed to improving leisure and sports opportunities for local people to enable more active lifestyles.

“I am delighted to welcome Better to Enfield so we can jointly work together on the recovery and transformation of our leisure centres and explore ways to best deliver health opportunities to our communities, in spite of the huge financial challenges all local authorities are facing in the months ahead.”

Peter Bundey, CEO of GLL said: “We are looking forward to start this exciting new partnership with Enfield Council to operate their leisure facilities starting from next week.

“Our shared vision is to help residents get more physically active in welcoming and accessible facilities that are run sustainably. GLL’s employee-owned organisation offers a different way of doing business and one that offers great opportunities for customers and staff alike.”

Enfield is home to six leisure centres - Albany, Edmonton, Southbury, Southgate, Arnos Pool and Bramley Bowls.  These centres offer a range of facilities and leisure experiences for local communities. In addition, Active Enfield offers many opportunities for children and adults of all abilities to get involved in activities around the borough.

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