Free access for clubs at Inverness Leisure



The Board at Inverness Leisure agreed to a recommendation from their Chief Executive which will see sports clubs operating from the Highlands’ largest leisure centre getting free access for meetings and training.

Speaking about the initiative James Martin said, “We have become increasingly aware of the financial challenges being faced by some of our Clubs and wanted to look at ways in which we can give something back.

“We have recently refurbished a number of meeting and training rooms at Inverness Leisure and felt that this could be away in which the charity could reward the loyalty of the sports clubs operating directly from Inverness Leisure.

He explained, “For this reason the sports Clubs will now have free access to our meeting rooms every weeknight from 6pm – meaning that they will no longer be charged to hire the rooms for committee meetings or athlete theory training. This could result in savings of hundreds of pounds for some of our existing clubs.”

The new scheme at Inverness Leisure also makes provision for clubs, organisations and charities that do not operate out of the Bught Lane facilities but may still be looking for good quality meeting facilities. With the board agreeing to substantially reduce the prices for organisations in this category during the same times.

The Chief Executive went on, “We are hoping that by reducing the charges by 66% this will offer organisations like community councils, charities, other similar organisations and sports clubs the chance to meet in a good quality setting – that is located slap-band in the middle of the community. Offering good parking and facilities”

Organisations falling into this category can now hire the facilities at a cost of just over £5 instead of the usual rate of over £15.

Company Chair Ella MacRae spoke after the board meeting saying, “We welcomed this proposal as being yet another way for Inverness Leisure to give back to the local Inverness communities. We very much hope the groups will make use of the community lets.”

20 Aug 2015
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