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Friday 10 December 2010

Council tweets leisure updates this Christmas


Fitness buffs will be able to log on to Twitter to check if their gym has survived the weather over Christmas.

Cheshire East Council has embraced the social networking website to provide residents with an easy way to find out if leisure facilities across the area are still open.

Customers are advised to log on to the Council’s winter alert service at for the latest updates.

Meanwhile, residents are urged to check the opening times for their local gym or fitness centre over the festive period. From Christmas Eve until January 4, Cheshire East’s leisure facilities will operate reduced opening hours due to lower demand.

Councillor Andrew Knowles, Cabinet member with responsibility for health and wellbeing, said: “Cheshire East Council is going to use as many modern means of communication available as possible to relay information.

“Customers are advised to check with each centre before their visit in case of changes to activity timetables. On non-bank holiday days we have tried to retain a minimal level of service in each area.

“It is important that we operate in a cost-effective way during these financial times by not opening buildings when there is little demand.”

Members of the Cheshire East ‘Everybody’ fitness scheme, who joined since April 1, are reminded that they can use their membership at any leisure facility in the authority area.

During extreme weather conditions, opening times may also change from those listed.

Christmas opening details are now available for leisure facilities at:

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