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Maldwyn Leisure Centre ranks 5th in participation

New figures from Powys County Council reveal that Maldwyn Leisure Centre in Newtown only ranked 5th out of 13 for participation in 2021-2022.

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New figures from Powys County Council reveal that Maldwyn Leisure Centre in Newtown only ranked 5th out of 13 for participation in 2021-2022.

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In a response to a Freedom of Information Act request by a member of the public, Powys County Council have released participation rates for Leisure Centres in 2021-2022.

Surprisingly, Maldwyn Leisure Centre in Newtown ranks 5th out of the 13 currently operating leisure centres - with 105,701 visitors in the year. This represented 7.7% of the overall participants to Powys leisure centres in the year, with Brecon topping the list at just over 245k visitors.

Since 2015, the centre was getting on average 210k visitors a year up until the pandemic when it dropped to 27k a year.

Below is the full data from the County Council, showing participation rates in each financial year.

Leisure Centre 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Brecon 254,203 233,102 272,048 281,684 266,920 39,525 245,515
Ystradgynlais 101,139 146,502 146,502 194,777 232,367 42,295 227,124
Flash 245,391 303,870 300,256 302,961 216,780 30,252 208,714
Llanidloes 85,635 80,222 101,541 102,611 108,535 7,676 107,802
Maldwyn 167,104 190,546 228,264 224,470 244,503 27,479 105,701
Llanfair Caereinion 35,399 83,955 82,873 85,151 95,895 30,266 98,111
Builth Wells 92,653 143,592 127,337 134,435 125,391 22,491 81,129
Llandrindod Wells 93,254 105,451 90,304 96,411 98,048 12,238 72,000
Bro Ddyfi 84,566 71,587 83,518 90,806 80,517 3,304 62,089
Llanfyllin 100,295 93,092 88,250 89,784 82,954 11,160 48,440
Rhayader 60,515 85,814 83,751 70,324 61,954 7,949 47,052
Knighton 36,869 58,130 56,717 58,121 61,177 3,232 42,165
East Radnor 48,911 73,450 87,073 72,190 44,426 5,844 30,576
Staylittle 13,318 9,994 11,046 - - - -
Total 1,419,252 1,679,307 1,759,480 1,803,725 1,719,467 243,711 1,376,418

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