St Albans

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About St Albans

The Harpers Fitness St Albans Contract includes Batchwood Golf & Tennis Centre, Harpenden Leisure Centre, Harpenden Swimming Pool, London Colney Adventure World and Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre. Harpers Fitness caters for every gym-goer with a variety of membership packages and payment options to suit all lifestyles and budgets. Operating across 70 centres in the UK Harpers has invested over £2.6 million into its facilities to deliver the latest gym equipment, fitness classes, personal assessments and training, for more than 50,000 members.

About The Digital Newsroom

The St Albans Digital Newsroom is a simple and useful resource for you to keep track of all the latest news stories. High resolution images and complete press releases are available to download from here, and you can connect with our various social media profiles easily. Suggestions for improvements are welcome.

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Laura Coyne
Manifest Communications
t. +44 (0)1132 429 174

St Albans

Westminster Lodge and Harpenden win at the 2012 Quest Awards

Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre and Harpenden Leisure Centre have been awarded at the annual Quest Conference 2012, in honour of the sites’ continued dedication to quality programmes and continuous improvement in standards.

  • Both sites are owned by St Albans City and District Council and operated in partnership with Leisure Connection
  • Of the 850 sites included in the Quest audit, only nine achieved award winning status
  • Two of these were Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre and Harpenden Leisure Centre
  • The sites demonstrated continuous improvement over a number of years, as well as fully adhering to annual assessments
  • Quest is a tool for continuous improvement, designed primarily for the management of leisure facilities and leisure development
  • It defines industry standards and good practice and encourages ongoing development and delivery within a customer focused management framework


Scott Machen, Contract Manager for both sites, commented:

We were delighted when we picked up two awards at this year’s Quest Conference. The teams at both sites have demonstrated a consistent daily focus on quality delivery and improvement, and they have truly excelled themselves this year.

For St Albans to win two out of nine awards is fantastic, and that these nine were picked out of 850 sites is a true testament to the hard work of the staff, and I would like to congratulate and thank them all.

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Local sports centre’s dance craze is ‘Strictly’ fun!

Members of the local community can learn to dance like the stars of Strictly Come Dancing at Harpenden Sports Centre at a new class called FitSteps. This aims to help participants get fit fast and have fun in the process. Beginners can take to the floor on Mondays at 10.45am and those with dancing experience […]

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Roller skating fun comes to Harpenden Sports Centre

Harpenden Sports Centre has announced an exciting series of weekly roller discos. The roller disco organisers, Roll Back Skating, have created an action-packed mixture of great music and fun games to ensure skating enthusiasts will be returning every week The disco bonanzas, which promise to attract shiny shell suits and ankle warmers by the dozen, […]

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