New leisure centre set to officially open

The new Axholme North Leisure Centre officially opens this week.

Nestled behind the Axholme Academy on Wharf Road, the new centre houses a 25m pool, 16 station gym, fitness studio, 3G football pitch and outdoor tennis and netball courts.

The Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Cllr John Brigs; Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council; Isle MP, Andrew Percy; Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for Leisure; and Cllr Julie Reed, ward member for Axholme North, will all be present for the official opening of the new centre on Friday 14 December.

Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for Children, Families, Learning and Leisure on North Lincolnshire Council, said: “It is fantastic to see this brand new centre open and very promising to hear that residents and community groups are already taking full advantage of having these state of the art facilities on their doorstep.

“Working closely with our existing Epworth Leisure Centre, we can double our leisure offer in the Isle and provide key sports, recreation and fitness facilities for communities when they want them most.

“Come along to the new centre throughout December to see the facilities for yourself and sign up before the New Year rush in January, when the centre will be fully open with a packed timetable of classes and activities.”

To complement the new leisure centre, the school’s sports hall has also had a makeover and will be available for community groups to hire outside of school hours.

One of the first new activities added to the timetable for Axholme North Leisure Centre is the ESCAPE-Pain course for people living with chronic pain. The first of its kind in North Lincolnshire, the sessions aim to reduce pain, improve physical function and reduce depression by helping people understand their pain better and find activities that help them deal with it.