Lodge Park Sports Centre wins national award

Parks, sports and leisure

15 December 2023

Lodge Park Sports team in front of Lodge Park Sports Centre sign

The in-house leisure team at North Northamptonshire Council are celebrating after Lodge Park Sports Centre in Corby won the award for ‘Best Performance’ in the Sport and Leisure Facility Management category at the annual Association for Public Service Excellence Awards (APSE).

NNC were up against six councils in the category and secured the top prize earlier in December.

The APSE awards use performance data in relation to factors including usage, cost per use, management, energy efficiency, staffing and customer satisfaction alongside overall facility performance for the past financial year and compares it the national picture.

This is such wonderful news, the council’s leisure team and staff at Lodge Park Sports Centre should be extremely proud. To have their dedication and hard work recognised formally at a national level is brilliant. The in-house leisure team work hard to ensure our council managed leisure facilities are providing an excellent service and I hope this is the first of many awards to come.Cllr Helen Howell, the council’s Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Sport, Leisure, Culture and Tourism
Being nominated for a national award is always an honour, but to pick up the top prize is the icing on the cake - well done to the team on this excellent achievement. The council’s Lodge Park Sports Centre is an excellent facility which is well used by the local community and residents from further afield.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council
I am thrilled to see so many local authorities using APSE's benchmarking to innovate, develop their services, and achieve excellence. This is especially impressive at a time when council finances are facing unprecedented pressures. Congratulations to the winners and finalists - you are a credit to your communities.Mo Baines, APSE Chief Executive