Coronavirus (Covid-19): Centre Re-opening

Our centres have re-opened!

We are opening our centres in phases starting with the Fitness Suites , Group Exercise Classes, Sports Hall facilities and 3G Football Centre. Waterside Farm Leisure Centre's Swimming Pools will re-open on Monday 7th September. Runnymede Leisure Centre will remain closed until later phases. The Sauna & Steam Rooms and Soft Play areas will remain closed due to Government guidance.

Aquatic Membership and Swimming Lessons at Waterside will automatically be unfrozen on Monday 7th September unless requested otherwise by Monday 24th August. 

For full updates and information regarding re-opening and your membership please click here.

Meeting and conference facility

meeting facility photo Meet your partners and engage your audience by holding your function, seminar, engagement event at Waterside Farm Leisure Centre or one of our community halls. With a wide range of facilities we have everything to tailor your individual needs.

General enquiry

Large events

Sports hall picture

The Sports Hall at Waterside Farm Leisure Centre is one of the largest in the area and has capacity to hold up to 500 guests.

This venue regularly holds large sports events and engagement events.

  • Large capacity
  • Large parking capacity
  • Viewing galleries
  • Situated within 5-10 minute walk from Benfleet train station
  • Air management system
  • Catering available upon request
  • Stage available upon request

Reduced Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.

Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, you are still able to access services and information from this website 24/7.

Information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access Council Services during this period can be found on our Coronavirus information page

You are invited to view and contribute to the The Mayor's Covid Record of Reflection