They Mayors Day

September 4th 2015


On Friday 4th September Horizon was part of the exciting Civic Day in which 10 mayors from other local authorities visited Waterlooville Leisure Centre.

The Civic Day is an annual event where the Mayor showcases what is great about their community to other mayors from local authorities.

We were delighted to have the Mayors come to Waterlooville Leisure Centre after being asked by Leah Turner, Mayor of Havant in August.

Mayors from other boroughs got the chance to see what has been happening at Waterlooville Leisure Centre, how we operate as a charity and have been able to reinvest in the Centers without funding from the Council.

On their arrival the Mayors joined the Trustees of Horizon Leisure Centres and Horizon Staff in the Café area to hear from the Chief Executive Howard Broad.

Howard gave them an introduction to Waterlooville Leisure Centre and Horizon Trust which included the history of the Leisure Centre and where we are today.

The Mayor of Havant said ‘Horizon World of Play is my favourite place in the Leisure Centre.’ The Mayors spoke to the customers as they went round. Who were really complimentary about the facilities.

Jodie a parent in Horizon World of Play (Indoor Play Centre) said ‘I love the play area at Waterlooville, the children have so much fun and I can in grab a coffee and have a catch up whilst they play.’

They were taken-back by the amazing light and spacious feeling of the gym as soon as they stepped through the door. Many of them said that they had never visited a Gyms like this one and that they were extremely impressed at what we had achieved in there.

The Mayors said the gym had a great atmosphere and equipment, some of them even had a go on the equipment!

They were impressed about the pools and the spectator area that allows Waterlooville to host large swimming galas for groups across Hampshire.

The Mayors were really positive and excited about what they had been shown on the tours

They had refreshments in the café before going off onto their next visit in the Borough.