From the District Council website:
Sports and leisure facilities in Rochford are set to come under new management from 1st July 2014, as sport and leisure management charity, Fusion Lifestyle, takes on the running of Clements Hall and Rayleigh Leisure Centres together with the Freight House, The Mill Arts and Events Centre and Castle Hall.
The change is the result of Fusion Lifestyle’s recently announced acquisition of Virgin Active Management Ltd (VAML).
As part of the takeover, Fusion will be introducing an exciting range of new exercise classes, upgrading fitness equipment, and introducing online booking and membership services for the first time.
Fusion Lifestyle currently operates over 70 health and fitness clubs and sports centres across London and the South East of England, and their ‘Choice’ membership offers the opportunity to access any of these facilities under one membership.
Peter Kay, Fusion Lifestyle Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to be involved in managing the sport and leisure facilities in Rochford and we are looking forward to continuing to provide the very best services and facilities. Because Fusion Lifestyle is a charity, we invest all our resources back into high quality sport, leisure and health and fitness services.”
Rochford District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community, Councillor Jo McPherson said: “The Council is looking forward to building a strong working relationship with Fusion to ensure that residents continue to benefit from high quality leisure facilities and services. Residents can be assured that the facilities will continue to operate as normal during the transition to the new operator. Fusion Lifestyle has a strong track record of managing Local Authority Leisure facilities and understand how important these facilities are to local people. “