Last week I attended the opening of Dartford’s newly refurbished Fairfield leisure centre.
This fantastic centre was re-opened by the Mayor and Leader of Dartford Borough Council and offers a wide range of swimming and exercise facilities.
The council has invested £12m to refurbish the swimming pools and gym areas.
There are also new studios for dance and exercise classes as well as a brand new multi-purpose sports hall which can be used for a wide variety of sports including badminton and football. The centre also has a gym with the latest equipment, a poolside sauna, as well as a new café area.
It is good to see this facility open for business and I am sure it will be a great asset to our town and complement our already thriving community sports and leisure facilities. The new centre has already proven to be very popular with lots of people already enjoying the pool and gymnasium.
We are very lucky here in Dartford to have such high quality facilities, which our borough council has committed to invest in.
Thanks to the council, last year we saw the opening of the new community pavilion at Hesketh Park which provided a new home for Dartford Cricket Club, and there has been considerable council investment at Princes Park.
I hope this new leisure centre will be as popular as our other facilities and become a real community hub for people to meet up with friends and family to enjoy their free time.