Greenvale Leisure Centre is now back under operational control of Mid Ulster District Council in a transfer that has been described as ‘smooth’.
The Magherafelt centre, which had been managed by Pulse Fitness since September 2012, reverted to the Council on 10 September, with close to 90 staff transferring across to the Council, after the handover.
Speaking after the transfer, Councillor Dominic Molloy, Chair of the Council’s Policy and Resources Committee, said:
“The Council’s aim was to ensure a smooth transfer for both customers and staff, with no disruption to the facility and services on offer at Greenvale and I’m pleased that is what has happened.
“Greenvale is our largest and busiest centre, offering a wide range of leisure and fitness opportunities to a whole range of people from Magherafelt and the surrounding area.
“I’m delighted to welcome our new staff to the Mid Ulster leisure family, and look forward to working together with them to continue to offer quality leisure opportunities to existing and new customers”.
The decision to bring the operation of the leisure centre in-house supports the Council’s overall improvement agenda for leisure, harmonising service standards and pricing across all Mid Ulster facilities, as well as ultimately ensuring all staff working in Council leisure facilities will enjoy the same terms and conditions.