East Riding of Yorkshire Council has scooped an award in the prestigious Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) Network Performance Awards 2016 – East Riding Leisure Beverley has won the Best Performing Leisure Centre Award for the fifth time.
This latest success builds on the Leisure Service having been awarded the APSE Best Service team – sports, leisure and cultural – on four occasions.
In addition, East Riding Leisure Haltemprice was a finalist in the Most Improved category of the performance networks awards.
APSE performance networks is the UK’s largest voluntary data benchmarking service for local authorities, sharing information on cost, productivity, service quality and customer satisfaction across local council frontline services. For the annual awards, over 200 authorities submit data which is independently validated, and compared with other authorities to see how effective services are, and identify those authorities which have shown the best performance or biggest improvements.
This is the fifth time the leisure centre has scooped the award after coming out on top in areas such as income, user numbers, opening hours and customer satisfaction.
Beverley Leisure Complex will be opening earlier in the morning in the New Year to meet customer demand, and is converting its swimming lesson programme on to the exciting, new Swimming Teachers Association lesson scheme.
Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture, said:
“I know that our leisure service is achieving great things locally and is very well thought after by our residents, but it’s especially rewarding to see their efforts recognised on the national scene. I also congratulate East Riding Leisure Haltemprice for their success in being shortlisted for an award.”