Shaping the future of Eyemouth Leisure Centre

Team training is just one of the many activities at Eyemouth swimming pool
Team training is just one of the many activities at Eyemouth swimming pool

The types of leisure and physical exercise people like to take part in change constantly and Eyemouth Leisure Centre is determined to stay ahead of the game.

Borders Sport and Leisure (BSLT) is hosting a series of open meetings on Eyemouth Leisure Centre, inviting customers and the wider community to help to shape the activities and facilities the centre offers now and in the future.

The trust will be asking for customer feedback on current activities available at Eyemouth and on what type of activities users would most like to see the organisation offer and invest in for the centre’s future.

The consultation sessions will take place on Monday, February 23, at 3pm at Eyemouth Leisure Centre and at 7pm at Eyemouth High School, and also on Thursday, February 26, at 10am at Eyemouth Leisure Centre and at 7pm at Berwick Rangers Football Club’s function room. An online survey will also be available for the community to offer their views too.

Ewan Jackson, chief executive of Borders Sport and Leisure said: “We are keen to make sure we adapt the products and services we offer to match what customers want now and in the future.

“Eyemouth Leisure Centre is a fantastic facility at the heart of the community and we feel that this is a great way to get local people involved in deciding how best to develop it.”

It is a decade now since the centre underwent a major £1 million upgrade.

After being threatened with closure 12 years ago when the council was coping with a £4 million black hole in funding, the leisure centre went to the top of the list for refurbishment after the setting up the Borders Sport and Leisure Trust.