Ashford Borough Council to appoint new leisure operators

Ashford Borough Council (ABC) and Ashford Leisure Trust (ALT) have formed a new partnersip to transform the way leisure is provided by procuring a new leisure operator for all the main leisure facilities in the Ashford area.

A detailed specification has been drawn up and the partnership will be going to market shortly to seek expressions of interest from potential partners. The appointment of a new operating partner is expected towards the beginning of 2019.

The Stour Centre ‘dry side’ will be remodelled under the new plans and the Julie Rose Stadium will also see improvements.

ALT’s role will change from day to day operational management of  the Stour Centre and Julie Rose Stadium to a wider strategic role, overseeing the way in which all the sites are operated, monitoring the contract. Their focus will be on increasing participation and maintaining the health and wellbeing of the community.

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