Like many businesses, Kings Fitness & Leisure in Cheddar have been affected by its closure during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. However, in the last 2 weeks, the Leisure Club have been handed some positive news, as it was announced that they will be one of three local leisure centres in Sedgemoor set to have received a grant totalling £82,000 from Sport England’s National Leisure Recovery Fund.
The fund is designed to help drive the sustainability of leisure facilities nation-wide by enabling Sport England to assess and monitor the recovery of sports facilities. The detail submitted by local authorities, trusts and operators will also help Sport England and Government to articulate what further support is needed to help protect £6.4 billion of social value created by leisure facilities.
With continued financial support from Sedgemoor District Council, Kings Fitness & Leisure is proud to confirm that it will reopen its doors on Monday 12th April, in alignment with government guidance, with current and new members able to swim and access the Gym. Fitness Classes will also be available outdoors and online.
Leisure Centre Manager, Linzi Tanner commented: “We are very pleased to have been selected as one of three leisure facilities in Sedgemoor to benefit from this Sports England grant. As for many businesses, lockdown has posed difficulties for the leisure centre, but thanks to this grant and our imminent re-opening it’s safe to say we are strong and open for business!”