IMPROVED facilities at The Hurst Leisure Centre are set to give more people a chance to get fit and active.

A grant of £150,000 from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Local Infrastructure Fund to The Hurst Community College, Baughurst, to support the refurbishment of the gym, the multi-use hall and a treatment room.

It is hoped that the new facilities will allow nearly double the number of people to use the centre, increasing community involvement for people of all ages.

Headteacher Roger Jones said: “These improvements will be popular with existing users and will attract new people to use the centre to improve their health.”