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1Life West Devon Contract includes Meadowlands Leisure Pool and Okehampton Parklands Leisure Centre. 1Life caters for every gym-goer with a variety of membership packages and payment options to suit all lifestyles and budgets. Operating across 70 centres in the UK 1Life has invested over £2.6 million into its facilities to deliver the latest gym equipment, fitness classes, personal assessments and training, for more than 50,000 members.

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Kate Burn
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West Devon

Parklands Okehampton Leisure Centre welcomes new Duty Manager

Parklands Okehampton Leisure Centre has appointed a new Duty Manager to deliver the best possible experience for the local community. The appointment will see Ben Harris build and maintain existing connections within the West Devon region.

  • Ben has worked in the leisure industry for over six years across the Plymouth and Saltash area
  • He has a wealth of experience from his time as a swimming instructor and lifeguard and he aims is to forge close links between the leisure centre and the community as he believes that the local leisure centre should be the key focal point in any community
  • Ben has successfully completed courses including the National Pool Plant Operators, First Aid at Work and IOSH Competent Persons Health and Safety
  • For more information about Parkland Okehampton Leisure Centre visit www.harpersfitness.co.uk


Ben Harris, Duty Manager at Parklands Okehampton, commented:

I am very excited to join the team at Parklands Okehampton and get stuck into my new role. I have already met many new faces amongst the staff and customers alike and look forward to getting to know everyone!

Jon Smith, Contract Manager at West Devon, commented:

I am very pleased to welcome Ben as the new Duty Manager at Parklands Okehampton.  He has joined the team and truly got involved in every aspect of his new role. He has made a real effort to get to know members and employees at the centre, and I look forward to seeing him progress in the future.

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Local ladies swim 5k to raise money for charity!

Three ladies from Tavistock organised a 5km swim at Meadowlands Leisure Pool last month, which raised more than £3,700 for the local charity Abbi’s Helping Hands. Meadowlands Leisure Pool donated a lane to the cause so that Lisa Piper, Vikki Smith and Jessica Barns, were able to swim their sponsored 5km, which they completed in […]

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Meadowlands Leisure Pool gains top Quality Award

Meadowlands Leisure Pool has been awarded an assessment mark of ‘Good’ following a two-day quality evaluation carried out in February. The QUEST quality assessment was carried out by Right Directions and Leisure-net Solutions and is the industry kite mark for measuring quality within sports and leisure centres. The quality assessment covers all aspects of operating […]

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