HERONGATE CLUB heads to the heart of the community

on 23 April 2018.

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Exciting changes are afoot at Herongate Leisure as management transfers at the end of April to its local owners the Bennet family who will be running the newly renamed HERONGATE CLUB on a not-for-profit basis and implementing a massive upgrade plan to the building and its facilities.

Previously run by Nuffield Health, Herongate Club is set to become an integral part of Hungerford’s community. Newly appointed club manager Mark Ranson said, “We want to make the club a place that is for the community of Hungerford. We will be turning the club into a not-for-profit organisation and reinvesting heavily back into the facilities straightaway.”

Those changes include a purpose-built dance studio, larger gym facilities, a new spin studio, improved air conditioning and a new boiler system and showers. The club will also be offering a brand new virtual spin class as well as sun bed facilities.

The space at Herongate Club lends itself well to use as a local meeting place and new superfast broadband encourages business use as well as social and community. The vibrant and lively restaurant is to continue its success as is.

The Bennett family are keen to further develop the club as a community-orientated hub and welcome contributions and ideas from local people. One such venture, working with the England Squash Partnership, will be offering subsidised use of the squash courts.

New options such as a simple swim-only membership are hoped to encourage broader engagement.

Members can be reassured that a smooth transition will be made from their previous memberships with Herongate Leisure. Get in touch with your ideas and suggestions by emailing: mark.ranson@herongate.club or visit their microsite for more information about Herongate Club.
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