STRATFORD Park Leisure Centre will reopen its doors on Wednesday, December 2 following a month’s closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Government has confirmed leisure centres across all tiers will be safe to reopen with strict operational measures in place.

Stratford Park Leisure Centre ismanaged by sports and leisure operator Everyone Active in partnership with Stroud District Council.

Jamie Nesbit, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said: “We’re very much looking forward to reopening our centres and welcoming back the local community.

“After being closed for a month, this announcement from Government is the news the leisure industry has been eagerly awaiting.

“It is very important to give people the opportunity to resume activity and exercise in their leisure centre, particularly during the winter months, and this will go a long way to maintaining the good health of local communities.

“We would like to thank the 615,000 people across the country who signed the petition we supported to keep gyms open, which triggered a Parliamentary debate, and to acknowledge the impressive manner in which the leisure industry has pulled together.

“We would also like to thank Stroud District Council for their support, which has proved invaluable during this challenging year.

“Ensuring our colleagues and customers remain safe is our number one priority and we have carefully considered the strict measurements to ensure we adhere to the guidance.

“We will be contacting all customers directly over the coming days regarding the centres reopening. We look forward to welcoming everyone back and thank them for their patience.”

Cllr Chris Brine, Chair of Stroud District Council’s Community Services & Licensing committee said: “We are pleased to see that Stratford Park Leisure Centre is able to open again, as health and well-being is a key priority for the council. Local people really do value the centre and being able to access those services.”

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