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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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Local woman on the road to national rowing championships in London

After months of training at Peterlee Leisure Centre, local woman Lesley Wright, aged 45, has recently qualified to compete in the National Rowing Championships at the Olympic Park in London next February. Lesley from Peterlee entered her first competition in 26 years at Manchester Velodrome after less than six months of training with her personal […]

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‘Clubbercise’ classes a hit at Seaham Leisure Centre

Seaham Leisure Centre launched its news ‘Clubbercise’ classes this month, to offer a new type of exercise for those who refuse to leave the dance floor! The new aerobic sessions, which take place on Wednesdays at 7.15pm and Thursdays at 5pm, are set to classic 90s dance floor anthems and modern day hits. The studio […]

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Peterlee Leisure Centre to host a fun filled Festival of Fitness!

Peterlee Leisure Centre is hosting a free, action packed festival of fitness on Monday 30th March to celebrate the unveiling of its all-new class timetable, which will launch on April 30th. The three-hour festival will kick-off at 5.45pm, showcasing the wide variety of classes available at the centre Current members and non-members alike will be […]

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