Rushden and Thrapston leisure centres getting ready to re-open next month

The Nene Centre, Pemberton Centre and Splash Leisure Pool are set to welcome customers back back from April 12
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Leisure centres in Rushden and Thrapston are getting ready to re-open next month.

Freedom Leisure in partnership with North Northamptonshire Council will re-open the doors of its centres in Rushden and Thrapston on April 12 following the third lockdown.

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A spokesman for Freedom Leisure said: "We are so grateful to our customers for their patience, support and loyalty once again during the closure of The Nene Centre in Thrapston and Pemberton Centre and Splash Leisure Pool in Rushden.

Rushden's Pemberton Centre is due to re-open on April 12Rushden's Pemberton Centre is due to re-open on April 12
Rushden's Pemberton Centre is due to re-open on April 12

"When we re-open on Monday 12 April 2021 most activities will be available including gym, swimming, racket sports and children’s swimming lessons.

"As per the government guidelines group exercise classes will not be available straightaway but they should recommence in May.

"With winter out of the way it is time to start getting active ready to make the most of summer 2021, which we all hope will be very different from last year.

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"Where better to do that than your local Freedom Leisure centre, where you can confidently exercise with others in a fun, motivating and Covid safe environment."

Joe Bailey, healthy and active lifestyle officer at North Northants Council, said: “The importance of remaining healthy and active has been further highlighted by the impact of coronavirus so we are delighted that we will be able to re-open all of our leisure centres on Monday 12 April 2021 so our residents can return to the many activities on offer.

“Each of our centre’s teams are working hard to make sure everything is ready for our residents return and we look forward to welcoming you back to one of our centres very soon.”

Ivan Horsfall Turner, managing director of Freedom Leisure, said: ”We look forward to seeing everyone using their local leisure centre again, and the teams can’t wait to get back to providing our local communities with opportunities for exercise, activity and the chance to socialise safely.”

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For information on re-opening times, Covid-safety measures in place and activity programmes, visit or follow your local centre on Facebook.

From tomorrow (Thursday) the eight district and borough councils across Northamptonshire are merging to create two new unitary authorities.

The change means that North Northamptonshire has taken over all responsibilities for the areas formally held by Corby Council, East Northants Council, Kettering Council and Wellingborough Council.

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