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BH Live joins forces with cycling powerhouses to boost participation across the city

8 June 2021

This summer a free community cycling event, and a series of low-cost cycling activities for all, will be running in the city – thanks to a British Cycling’s ‘Places to Ride’ grant and Cycling UK’s grassroots funding. Starting in July, instructor led cycling activities and events will be running at Mountbatten Leisure Centre. Sessions include a […]

Leisure centres across Dorset and Hampshire to reopen

30 November 2020

Public leisure centres, pools, gyms and sports facilities across Bournemouth, Poole and Portsmouth will begin to reopen from Wednesday 2 December 2020. Facilities include Littledown, Pelhams, Sir David English, Stokewood and Corfe Mullen in Bournemouth & Poole. In Portsmouth it includes Mountbatten, Pyramids, Charter, Portsmouth Tennis Centre and Portsmouth Gymnastics Centre. Swimming, tennis and gymnastics lessons […]

Charter pool reopens for community swimming

30 October 2020

The swimming pool at Charter Community Sports Centre, Portsmouth is reopening for public swimming from Monday 2 November 2020. The centre’s gym and sports hall reopened to the public in September. The pool remained temporarily closed for essential structural work which has now been carried out by Portsmouth City Council’s contractors. Swimming lessons have already […]

Pyramids Centre to bounce forward with exciting new plans

24 September 2020

Plans to create the south’s premier children’s play facilities have been announced as part of a £2.5million redevelopment of Portsmouth’s Pyramids Centre. Portsmouth City Council has agreed initial plans set to make the site one of the biggest and best attractions in the region, as a fantastic new Play & Bounce facility as well a big expansion […]

Get ready for National Fitness Day

10 September 2020

Local residents across Bournemouth, Poole and Portsmouth are invited to try a new activity for free as part of an annual campaign to get the nation moving. This year National Fitness Day takes place on Wednesday 23 September 2020 – and is part of the Great British Week of Sport (Saturday 19 – Sunday 27 […]

Lottery funding helps to get Portsmouth moving

26 August 2020

Residents across the city living with long term health conditions and disabilities can now access free fitness activities to help improve their health and wellbeing. The exercise sessions are specifically for people with autism, mental health illness, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Parkinson’s disease, and those who are on a healthcare pathway following a stroke or […]

Pools to reopen across BCP region from September

17 August 2020

Residents in Bournemouth and Poole will soon be able to get back into the water as BH Live announces plans to reopen swimming pools in September. Updated Tuesday 25 August 2020 – Pool-based activities including lane swimming, Wet & Wacky fun sessions and selected aqua classes are set to resume at Littledown, Stokewood, Pelhams and […]

Get your swimmers on as pools start to reopen in Portsmouth

17 August 2020

Residents in Portsmouth will soon be able to get back into the water as pools across the city start to reopen. Public lane swimming and selected aqua classes are set to resume at Mountbatten Leisure Centre from Wednesday 19 August 2020. Furthermore, customers who have swimming lessons are being contacted this week to advise that […]

The wait is almost over

22 July 2020
The wait is almost over... We are pleased to start reopening some of our leisure centres and facilities in Bournemouth, Poole and Portsmouth from Saturday 25 July 2020. We’ve introduced some temporary service changes to keep customers, and our employees, safe – and we are asking our customers to work with us, support us and [...]

Join us for the #TwoPointSixChallenge

24 April 2020
Take on your own 2.6 Challenge and be a stay at home hero Help more people access physical activity and cultural experiences in our communities. On Sunday 26 April, London Marathon runners would be preparing to raise money for hundreds of UK charities. But the coronavirus pandemic means that so many events - raising such [...]
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