LEISURE centre staff are celebrating after passing a rigorous assessment to secure an “outstanding” rating.
Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre has passed the toughest inspection by Sport England’s Quest Stretch scheme.
In order to qualify for a Quest Stretch assessment, centres must have been rated “excellent” in their previous Quest assessment.
To achieve the top award, which designates centres as “outstanding”, the Aston centre went through a two-day assessment and visit by a mystery assessor.
The centre was praised for its day-to-day operations, including cleanliness and housekeeping.
General manager Paul Harpham said: “This is an amazing achievement and I’m so proud of our team's effort.
“Quest Stretch is much more than a tick-box exercise; it is an ongoing programme designed to improve our facility for both staff and customers, and a great way to demonstrate our achievements.
“All the team at Aston are really proud to bring this achievement to our community and are already looking forwards to developing our centre even further.”