Newmarket and District Chamber of Commerce " Medium to Large Company of the Year " Award Winner 2012.
We are a charitable company limited by guarantee and are non-profit making which means that any surplus money we generate will be invested back into our facilities or used to provide additional services to the community. We started trading on 1 July 2008.
Anglia Community Leisure is registered in England and Wales under company no. 6035362 and registered charity no. 1126637. We are a member of SPORTA (supporting Social Enterprises within Culture and Leisure) and the Newmarket and District Chamber of Commerce.
Our company is directed by a Board of Trustees comprising up to 12 members, 2 of which can be from Forest Heath District Council. We currently have 10 Trustees drawn from the local community, with the Council represented by 2 councillors who act as observers.
The Chairman is Paul Bonnett and Vice Chairman is Tim Young. Click here for the personal profiles of all the Trustees. We hold 5 meetings annually including the AGM in June.
Warren Smyth is our Chief Executive and he has operational control of the company, supported by his Leisure Facilities Manager, Andy Killin, and an operational management and administrative team.
Our Head Office is at the Newmarket Leisure Centre.
We employ approx. 80 members of staff who, together with a range of casual staff, provide an extensive range of leisure activities at the various facilities.
"To develop Anglia Community Leisure as a sustainable and key provider and partner in community based leisure and cultural services"
To achieve this we aim to provide quality services, achieve a secure financial base and future development programme and be a good employer.
Our Long term Vision is
"that whole commmunities have adopted healthier lifestyles through regular participation in leisure and cultural activities of their choice"
For the community we therefore will ensure that the facilities that we manage are fit for purpose and meet community demand, that our activity programmes are balanced, wide ranging and accessible to the whole community. We aim to increase the numbers and frequency of people participating in physical activity for the benefit of their health and well being.
We have a management agreement with Forest Heath District Council www.forest-heath.gov.uk to manage a range of their leisure facilities and services. These include the Newmarket, Mildenhall (Dome) and Brandon Leisure Centres, Mildenhall Swimming Pool and George Lambton Playingfield, Newmarket.
Our flagship facility is Newmarket Leisure Centre, which opened in January 2009 following a major re-investment to provide a new swimming pool and improved facilities for the town. Brandon Leisure Centre was redeveloped in the autumn of 2011 and repoened in December 2011 with a new 45 station fitness studio, Multi use studio for group excercise, functions and meetings. The centre reception was also made open plan and more welcoming.
We work with a number of partners, delivering a range of leisure activities within local community venues and open spaces across the Forest Heath area.
Our priority for 2013/14 is to review the future of the Mildenhall leisure facilities in partnership with the Forest Heath District Council.