Leisure review latest updates

February 2021

Following a bidding process, Freedom Leisure are the preferred bidder to manage our health and leisure service.

Freedom Leisure are a not-for-profit leisure trust. All financial surpluses are reinvested in support of shared objectives with their partners. 

Originally set up in 2002 to manage leisure centres in a rural East Sussex district, Freedom Leisure now runs 101 leisure facilities for 23 council partners, schools and academies. 


Last month at some customer sessions, Freedom Leisure presented their vision and answered questions alongside Cllr Mark Steele, our portfolio holder for health and wellbeing, and the NFDC project team. will also be at the presentations to answer any questions.

If you were unable to attend the sessions, information about them is available on our Health and Leisure website.

Next steps

The recommendation will be going to the following decision-making meetings:

  • Community and Leisure Panel (9 February 2021)
  • Cabinet (17 February 2021)
  • Full Council (25 February 2021)

You can email questions about the review to leisure.review@nfdc.gov.uk

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