Sports Hall Encouraging More Users By Cutting Fees

Active Scilly have announced a series of seasonal special offers in order to encourage more residents and visitors to use the sports facilities on St Mary’s.

Figures reported at this month’s Community Services meeting show that, while the numbers of people using the new sports hall are well up on those estimated by Sport England, who provided a sizeable grant for the building, it appears that revenue is well down on the expected levels.

It means the sports facilities are facing a large shortfall by the end of the financial year.

Chair of Community Services, Cllr Richard McCarthy, says he’s a great believer in incentivising people to use the facilities more regularly or even to visit for the first time, and cutting fees for a short period makes good sense.

The special deals will be running from 19th November to 23rd December and include a third off most prices including unlimited adult use of the swimming pool for £25, and use of both the pool and gym for £33.

Richard said the Sports Management Group and the Community Services committee will be reviewing Active Scilly fees between now and next Feb, when they prepare for the next financial year.

That decision will obviously take into account how things have panned out financially over the previous 12 months, he says.


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