Exciting Times are ahead for the Leisure Centre

Greetings to you all,

Its time to introduce myself, my name is Louise Madley, you may have previously met me when I set up Bakes & Blossoms at Acacia Court but I now co-manage Brantham Leisure Centre with the lovely Tony Hall. We believe its time to put our great facility we have literally in our back garden, back on the map and open it to all. We have a newly refurbished lounge bar, kitchen, coffee station, meeting suite and an upstairs function hall.. so lots to offer the villagers of Brantham and beyond.

Thankfully, its nearly that time again as Covid restrictions are due to change we can open the doors at Brantham Leisure Centre.

You will notice some new changes as you walk in, we have been busy bees since the doors have been closed. Our furniture in the Lounge bar has all been replaced, we have had our carpets deep cleaned, applied some fresh paint and revamped the centre, the list is endless. Thank you to all of our many volunteers for your time and efforts but the work continues. If you have an hour or so to give, and sometimes that’s all it takes, please feel free to get in touch. We are particularly looking for maybe a semi retired person to help with small maintenance jobs. WE NEED YOU! Feel free to call me on 07792236414.

Soon we will be able to fully launch THE NEW BLC COFFEE STATION, offering freshly made bean to cup coffee and a selection of teas. The reviews from our coffee connoisseurs are all very positive – so happy days and enjoy! We will also be selling an array of cakes and scones for you all to enjoy. Our NEW menu at Sue’s Kitchen is also being released including some specials available all of the time and a KIDS @ BLC MENU – Watch this space for our NUTELLA PANCAKES & ICE CREAM 😊, oh and did someone say Chocolate Brownies ?!!!!

In addition to all of the above, new to our Lounge Bar is the SWEET TREATS & LITTLE EATS corner… jars filled with snacks, perfect accompaniment to a pint of beer or a glass of wine.

You heard it here first! Watch this space for KIDS @ BLC, you won’t miss our KIDS @ BLC Team members in their bright red T-shirts. A new initiative offering new kids menu, clubs, activities, mini discos, cinema evenings, monthly youth club. We will also have a KIDS @ BLC CORNER situated on our stage. Toys, colouring packs, books and bubbles…. Perfect to keep the kids entertained while the Mums and Dads relax in our Lounge Bar or The Coffee Station. If you’d like to get involved, please feel free to contact me if you can volunteer, we could always do with a few extra hands. Volunteers will need to be DBS checked however.

In the pipeline is a new MUMS, BUMPS AND CAKE group and BLC ON THE RUN (for all those villagers and their families that enjoy a jog/run) .. times ticking but its on its way and all go behind the scenes.

In the next couple of weeks we will be getting a new committee and working group together from all age groups of Brantham. This will path the way to continue our journey of opening the BLC to all ages so that we have a community hub used by all, as well as hosting Brantham Athletic Football club, Brantham Bowls Club and Brantham Cricket club.

Keep an eye out for our What’s On calendar with our new opening times and events. We are excited to host the BIG VILLAGE BBQ on the 10th July, to which everyone is welcome, more details will be released soon.

There’s lots more and we will continue to update our website, social media and a new WHATS ON notice board in the reception area @ BLC.

I can’t wait to meet you all soon for a lovely LATTE and slice of cake! Why not come and say HELLO!

Exciting times ahead…..

See you soon,



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