Herefordshire Council and Halo Leisure are pleased to announce that The Bromyard Centre will re-open on Friday 23 July
The Centre, which is owned by the Council and managed by Social Enterprise and Registered Charity Halo Leisure was forced to close in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The original plan was to reopen in August 2020 along with all other leisure facilities, however, this wasn’t possible due to severe and deliberate damage caused to the roof of the Centre through vandalism.
Since then the contractors working on behalf of the Council have made the building watertight and repaired the substantial water damage caused by the vandalism. The Centre is now due to re-open ahead of schedule.
Alex Haines, Halo Partnership Manager said: "When the centre reopens it is going to be a real hub of activity with gym workouts, an exciting range of exciting group exercise classes, badminton, sports hall activities and library all under one (recently repaired) roof. Bookings are now open on the Halo Leisure Bromyard Centre app for gym and group exercise sessions.
Cllr Gemma Davies, Cabinet member for commissioning, procurement and assets, said: “We have all been frustrated that The Bromyard Centre has had to remain closed for such a long time, and we are very sorry that needless vandalism prevented the Centre from re-opening much sooner. The benefits that come from such community assets, including boosts for physical and mental health, and community cohesion, are needed now more than ever.
“Halo customers and the community in general have been anxious to see their Centre return to business, and we are delighted that it will be re-opening its doors this month, providing a great way for residents to get active and enjoy themselves this summer.”
Alex Haines added: “If you haven't used the centre before and would like to sample exactly what is happening in terms of helping more local people to get more active more often - please visit https://haloleisure.org.uk/7daypass/ and claim your FREE 7 day guest pass."
For more information please visit haloleisure.org.uk