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Havant Borough Council

Horizon News

See below for the latest news from Horizon Leisure Centres

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November 24, 2009

New members wanted at Badminton Club

The Friday Night Badminton Club at Havant Leisure Centre is seeking new members. Players should be of an intermediate standard looking to play Badminton in a friendly social environment (no pressure of league or competitions). They meet most Fridays in the Havant Leisure Centre main hall 8:30pm to 10:30pm. For more information please contact Dave Manning on 0771 5485 885 or come along to a club meeting and join in. First session is free then £5.00 per week  

November 2, 2009

Tough Guy Event 2010

Horizon Leisure Centres are please to be able to help local Police Officers Chris Hudson, Martin Campbell and Martin Gunther in their training for 'Tough Guy' 2010. This extreme endurance event really sorts out the men from the boys with its combination of running and climbing through mud, nettles and water (in sunny January!) For information on Tough Guy visit: All money raised by Chris, Martin and Martin will be donated to local Sure Start centres. In the...

November 2, 2009

Swimming Pool Changing Room Refurbishment

Work is progressing well on the refurbished swimming pool changing rooms at Havant Leisure Centre. The photo below shows the removal of the old surfaces of the female changing rooms, ready for the new walls, floors and changing cubicles. Visit our 'Building Improvements' page for up to date news on this project and the new exercise studio at Waterlooville Leisure Centre.  

October 30, 2009

Refer A Friend Promotion

Bring a friend to join as a Platinum Member in November and we will give you a £20 voucher as a thank you present! This offer is available to the first 15 participants at each cantre. For more information please contact a member of Health Club staff. This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other promotion.    

October 19, 2009

Building Work Underway

Work has started on the refurbishment of the swimming pool changing rooms at Havant Leisure Centre. Already some of the old lockers have been removed and the female changing rooms are now closed off to allow the building works to progress. While this happened, the male changing rooms are to be used by female swimmers and the family changing rooms are to be used by male swimmers. Keep an eye out for the blue and pink signs to guide customers to the right place! Check back on a regular...

October 16, 2009

New Exercise Studio at Waterlooville Leisure Centre

Horizon Leisure Centres is proud to announce a great new exercise facility will soon be open at Waterlooville Leisure Centre. The new exercise studio will add a whole programme of fitness classes to the activities available at the centre and compliment the existing gym and swimming pool. Building work will being at the end of October and the new studio will be ready for the start of 2010. The studio will also be available to hire for birthday party catering and as a meeting and training...

September 8, 2009

New Weekly Inflatable Session at Havant Leisure Centre

After the success of the inflatable fun sessions during the summer holidays, Havant Leisure Centre have introduced a weekly session every Saturday 4.00pm to 5.00pm. Using the new 'Twin Track' inflatable where you can race a friend down opposite sides of an assault course swimmers will be guaranteed an hours fun and excitement. This session will run throughout the school term until further notice. Admission prices are the same as a standard swim session (see download box to the left)....

August 17, 2009

July Customer Questionnaire Results

The results from the July 2009 Customer Questionnaire are now available. Click here to view.

June 12, 2009

Swimming Teacher Trains To Swim The Channel

The following article is taken from the Portsmouth Evening News: A swimmer is hoping to break the record by becoming the oldest woman to conquer the English channel.   Chris Pitman, 58, is preparing to swim the channel in 2012, when she will be 61. Chris, a swimming teacher at Horizon Leisure Centre in Waterlooville, is preparing to take on the challenge from Dover to Calais - a distance of 21 nautical miles - and, bravely, she'll be swimming with a pacemaker. 'Over the...

June 4, 2009

Get Active, Feel Great!

Havant Borough Council has joined up with other agencies to promote a local campaign to get Havant active! The aim is to encourage participation in some form of sport or physical activity and make it a natural part of everyday life. According to recent medical advances, adults should be doing at least 30 minutes of activity 5 times a week. The benefits are that it promotes good health, weight control, reduces stress and most of all it is fun and will make you feel good! Everyone can...

June 3, 2009

Thinking of becoming a lifeguard?

Six great reasons for you to gain a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification. 1) You can achieve great job satisfaction from knowing you are performing a public service. Lifeguards are equipped to deal with almost any water emergency so your role protecting the welfare and safety of pool users is very important. 2) It will help you to develop your fitness. Not only do you need a good level of fitness to qualify, but if you gain employment as a lifeguard you'll also be encouraged to...

May 27, 2009

Koi Carp South Hants Open Show

Havant Leisure Centre was proud to provide the venue for the South's largest Koi Carp meet over the May bank holiday.  The sports hall was packed with pools containing various varieties of the fish and many different stalls promoting the hobby of Koi keeping. This is the first time this annual event has been held at Havant leisure Centre and we were happy to see a good attendance of Carp enthusiasts.   

May 15, 2009

Fundraising Sponsored Swim

In support of 'Action for Brain Injury Week' Mark Chapman swam over a mile at Havant Leisure Centre to promote awareness and raise funds for the charity 'Headway'. Mark, 40 from Stubbington near Fareham chose the date to complete his sponsored swim to coincide with 'Action for brain injury week' . This year the campaign which runs from May 11 th - 17 th 2009 choose to focus on the importance of ' Wearing a cycle helmet' . Through raising awareness of this issue the...

April 2, 2009

Leisure Management NVQ for staff

Duty managers and supervisors at Havant and Waterlooville Leisure Centres are among the first learners in the UK to start an advanced apprenticeship leading to a new qualification from Central YMCA Qualifications (CYQ), the UK's leading health and fitness awarding body. Designed specifically for managers working in health and fitness, the qualification is delivered in the workplace and will develop their skills in team leadership, customer service and resource management. The...

March 31, 2009

Government Initiative to Provide Free Swimming

Horizon Leisure Centres and Havant Borough Council support the Government initiative to provide free swimming to the Under 16's and Over 60's for a 2-year period from 1 April 2009. However, the funding made available by the Government to support free swimming at Havant and Waterlooville Leisure Centres for these 2 age groups is significantly less than the income currently received. As a result of the Council being unable to fund the shortfall there will be no free swimming for these age...

March 17, 2009

Bounce Parties at Havant Leisure Centre

If you would like to try something new for your children's birthday party this year, why not have a BOUNCE party at Havant Leisure Centre. For more information contact Customer Services.

February 19, 2009

Energy Efficient Sports Centres

Horizon Leisure Centres works in partnership with Havant Borough Council. A good example of how this partnership works can be seen in the replacement of the lighting system in the small sports hall at Havant Leisure Centre. The new lights, paid for by the council, have replaced the old system with a new intelligent system. The lights each have motion sensors that will dim the lighting level if they detect no movement after eight minutes in the sports hall. If there is still no movement a...

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