Leisure Centres across Central Bedfordshire saw another year of increased usage during 2017/18. While the usage figures reported appear to show a downturn in attendances, this is a result of Dunstable Leisure Centre being closed for refurbishment and therefore not being included in results. Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to increasing leisure facility usage across its multiple sites and aims to improve on the same period during the previous financial year.
Even with Dunstable Leisure Centre still closed for refurbishment, there was an increase in leisure centre usage from April to June 2018/19. The figure of 505,056 is 30,790 higher than the same period last year and likely to be in part due to investment in the Houghton Regis Leisure Centre which has led to improvements in the gym and class studio.