Reopening Roadmap


Last year, we reinvested £896,280 to improve or develop our facilities and services

Our Social Impact

As a not-for-profit community trust, we are passionate about people and believe that everyone should have equal opportunity to access high quality leisure services and benefit from leading a healthy and active life.

Community Engagement

We are focused on the communities we serve and are committed to increasing levels of physical activity to enable everyone to lead a healthy lifestyle.

“The Lite 4 Life GP Referral scheme helped me to get back on my feet, build my confidence and ultimately changed my life.”

90,929 Discounted Visits

5,967 residents received discounted access to our facilities and made 90,929 visits to our venues.

667 GP Referrals

667 individuals were referred to Tees Active’s Lite 4 Life weight management scheme.

722 Disability Sessions

Tees Active hosted 722 disability/special needs sessions delivered by 11 different organisations.

1,951,328 Visitors

Tees Active facilities attracted 1,951,328 visitors.

554 Free Passes

Individuals on the Stockton Family Weight Management scheme accessed Tees Active’s facilities and services free of charge.

494 Health Sessions

There were 494 health sessions delivered by the NHS or their agents in our venues. This included Cardiac Rehabilitation service, Pulmonary service and Spinal Rehabilitation service.


We are determined to improve the local environment by operating our facilities in a way that is sustainable and environmentally responsible.

Generating Electricity

The Archimedes screws at Tees Barrage produced 179,232 kWh of electricity. This is enough energy to power 57 three bedroom houses for a full year.


343,200 litres of recyclable material was collected from Tees Active’s venues.

Reducing Electricity

In the past 12 months Tees Active has reduced its electricity consumption by 3.42%.


In the past 12 months Tees Active has reduced the amount of CO2 produced by 120 tonnes


We are committed to positively impacting the local economy by creating job opportunities and attracting visitors and investment to the area.

Contributing to the Local Economy

Tees Active employees with TS postcodes could contribute £2.93M each year to the local economy.

Attracting External Funding

We attracted £223,149 of external funding to support the provision of initiatives, local services and facilities.

Keeping Business Local

We supported the local economy by spending £1,108,690 with local companies.

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Tees Active supported the local economy by spending £1,108,690 with local companies

Service Quality

We recognises the importance of delivering a quality service in a safe and attractive environment, as well as the need to measure performance and implement a process of continued improvement.

Quality Mark

Tees Barrage International White Water Centre holds a British Canoeing Provider Quality Mark. Tees Barrage is also a R.Y.A Approved Training Centre.

Approved Training Centre

Tees Active is an Institute of
Swimming approved training centre.

Customer Service Excellence

Tees Active achieved accreditation for the Customer Service Excellence standard, achieving 4 compliance plus scores,

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88% of Tees Active customers rated our overall service as ‘Very Good’

Community Projects and Health Initiatives

We believe that cultivating partnerships and working collectively is the key to realising our potential and unlocking opportunities for a brighter future. We feel privileged to have worked with a number of leading organisations who are influencing positive change and making a measurable impact in communities across the UK. In our local area, we have built a network of key partners who we have worked with to develop and deliver many successful funded health projects and initiatives. Take a look at the case studies for some of our most successful projects.

Club 55


Make Your Move


Active Minds


Community News

April 7, 2021
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Today is #WorldHealthDay and Tees Active are excited to be launching our #MovingForwardTogether campaign as we look forward to reopening our venues and welcoming everyone back to help create a happier and healthier community.

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March 26, 2021
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April Reopening Roadmap

We have created our very own guide to the reopening of our services after lockdown 3.0 to help you visually see what will be returning and when, dependent on Government guidance.

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January 13, 2021
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Stay Active With Activ8 Live & On Demand

Since it’s launch in December 2020 Activ8 Live & On Demand has gone from strength to strength!

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December 30, 2020
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December 30th 2020 Covid-19 Update

Following on from the latest government announcement today (Wednesday 30th December) we are deeply saddened to find ourselves in Tier 4 along with the restrictions this brings. It is therefore with regret that all our venues will be closed from tomorrow (Thursday 31st December) and will remain closed until further notice.

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November 26, 2020
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December Reopening Announcement

We hope you have all been keeping active during this second lockdown and that you and your families are safe and well. Following the government’s announcement and confirmation that our local area will be placed into Tier 3 once lockdown ends, we’d like to outline exactly what that means for each of our activities.

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November 1, 2020
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November Lockdown Statement

Yesterday’s government announcement really wasn’t the news any of us wanted to hear, or were expecting, and unfortunately the new restrictions mean our centres will close from Thursday 5th November

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October 15, 2020
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Flying the Green Flag for the North East

Newly formed Tees Barrage Park Celebrates the Green Flag Award as Tees Barrage Goes Green in its 25th Anniversary Year.

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