Leisure Centres across Central Bedfordshire during 2018/19 had a total usage of 1,307,103. While the usage figures reported appear to show a downturn in attendances, this is a result of Dunstable Centre being closed until 3rd June 2019 for refurbishment. 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.
Overall the leisure centres have been performing well, and during this most recent quarter (July to September 2019) usage in some centres has improved compared to previous years; Houghton Regis Leisure Centre has increased by 4,159, and the Dunstable Centre have had 23,398 customers through the door since opening. Flitwick is slightly below previous usage but has shown an increase since the new immersive spin studio was opened. Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre has seen a drop in numbers compared to last year, but Stevenage Leisure Limited have identified discrepancies in the attendance numbers previously submitted for 2018-19 and have now rectified the issue.