|Acton's New 'Everyone Active' Centre|
Free open day to be held on May 10th
Acton’s £19million new centre has opened its doors and has plans for a special free day in May.
The 'Everyone Active Acton Centre' includes two new swimming pools, a gym, fitness studio, library and community rooms designed with input from local people who sat on the ‘Acton Town Hall Team’.
The centre’s new 100-station gym opened to leisure members for induction sessions, and other services are opening over the next few weeks.
The council say the building has undergone a transformation with the best historic features retained and renovated, including the original façade of the Kings Room building and the old baths chimney, which is Grade II listed.
There are two new swimming pools: An eight-lane main pool, which is 25 metres long; and a smaller teaching pool with a moveable floor to help learners swim safely, especially young children and people with disabilities. The learner pool opened on Saturday, 19 April and the main pool will open in May.
Bookings are now being taken for the community rooms on the ground floor and second floor which can be used for meetings, events and activities, or as dance studios. Rates start from £10 per hour for community groups.
The town’s new library also opened on Saturday, 19 April. It has relocated to the revamped old Assembly Hall on the first floor and is called Acton Town Hall Library. Run by Carillion for the council, it offers free computers and WiFi alongside its books, DVDs and other items, and self-service check out.
The fitness studio, learner pool and library have been open for member inductions since Saturday, 12 April and has now opened to the general public.
Gym and fitness sessions are available on a pay-by-session basis as well as to members.
Everyone Active will hold a free open day on Saturday, 10 May which will be hosted by Olympic swimmer and sports presenter Steve Parry with the help of team GB swimmers including Fran Leighton, Adam Scholefield, Katie Dawkins, Vicki Lucas and six-time world champion swimmer Mark Foster.
22nd April 2014