Visitor numbers up at Welwyn Hatfield leisure facilities

PUBLISHED: 06:20 07 December 2011

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VISITOR numbers to leisure facilities in Welwyn Hatfield have increased this year.

Figures for Hatfield Swim Centre, Hatfield Leisure Centre, Panshanger Golf Complex and Stanborough Park have just been released in a report to Welwyn Hatfield councillors from Finesse Leisure.

Excellent weather is taking the credit for the rise in attendances, which has seen a 15 per cent increase at Hatfield Leisure Centre for the year to September 2011, with 87,851 people attending.

A report to councillors states: “At the leisure centre the majority of the increase has come from main hall bookings and roller hockey competitions attracting additional players and spectators.”

Numbers playing golf have increased from 28,102 to 29,447 for the same period due to “competitive afternoon pricing”, with swimmers also going from 146,758 to 150,739.

Stanborough Lakes has seen a small increase of just one per cent.

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