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Peterlee Leisure Centre gains top Quality Award

Peterlee Leisure Centre has been awarded top marks following a two-day quality assessment carried out in June. The QUEST quality assessment was carried out by Right Directions and Leisure-net Solutions and is the industry kite mark for measuring quality within sports and leisure centres.

  • Following the assessment the leisure centre was awarded the category of “Excellent” – the highest mark that can be given
  • Peterlee Leisure Centre is operated by Leisure Connection, which operates more than 50 leisure centres throughout the country and is the first Leisure Connection centre to achieve this award
  • The quality assessment covers all aspects of operating sports and leisure facilities
  • Day One of the assessment covered Business Planning, Continuous Improvement, Customer Experience, Team and Operations; while day two covered Swimming lessons, FIA Code of practice, Financial Management, Health & Safety and Sales


Malcolm Grinstead, Contract Manager at Peterlee Leisure Centre, said:

The result is a testimony to the great team at Peterlee and reflects a journey that started in 2003 when Leisure Connection first took over the management of the centre. The QUEST process is all about continuous improvement and our assessment scores have increased every two years. The centre will now work on the improvement plan and the team is striving to provide an improved service for local people.

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Leisure centre challenges local community to transform their bodies in 30 days

Peterlee Leisure Centre has challenged local people to transform their bodies in just 30 days. Lee Kennedy, Health and Fitness Manager at the centre has personally developed a 30-day simple and healthy eating plan to be carried out alongside regular physical exercise, which both members and non-members can take advantage of. More than 80 people […]

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Leisure in the Community donates £7,740 to community fitness initiatives

Leisure in the Community (LiTC), the not-for-profit organisation that manages two leisure facilities in the Easington area on behalf of Durham County Council, has joined forces with Sporting Chance and donated £7,740 to support children from the local community in developing their confidence and health through sport. The donation will fund Sporting Chance, a new […]

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