Diss leisure centre set for £150,000 “complete refresh”

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The leisure centre in Diss will undergo a “complete refresh” starting next week as South Norfolk Council begins its £4.15 million investment programme into the district’s major recreational facilities.

Diss Swim and Fitness Centre, which is found off the A1066 Victoria Road, will shut to customers for five to six weeks on Monday to allow for £150,000 worth of improvements, including a new changing area, new showers, new entrance lobby and a comprehensive refurbishment of the gym.

The improvement works at Diss are the first step in an initiative that will also see major enhancements at the leisure centres in Long Stratton and Wymondham over the next couple of years.

Councillor Martin Wilby, deputy leader for South Norfolk Council, said: “These are exciting times for our leisure services as the council invests more than £4 million to ensure that the residents of South Norfolk have modern, state of the art facilities that are fit for the 21st Century.

“The health and wellbeing of our residents is a priority for us and we are investing in our leisure centres to make sure they become places where families and friends can enjoy activities, suitable for all ages, and spend quality time together.”

A new online booking system and swipe card access for members will also be introduced as part of the renovations.

South Norfolk Council also confirmed earlier this year a long-term aspiration to construct a totally new, state-of-the-art facility in Diss at some point in the future.