A LEISURE centre in Maldon will be rewarding members of the public who shop in the high street.

Blackwater Leisure Centre in Park Drive are putting on a promotion this weekend that will see people who shop in the high street receive free passes to their facilities.

Shoppers are being asked to keep a hold of their receipts and show it to staff at the leisure centre.

Marketing Manager James Eley said: “As the community leisure centre. we wanted to come up with an initiative to encourage people to stay active as the nights start drawing in.

“We also thought that, given the stories we always hear about the decline of high streets across the country, it might be possible to give them a small boost.

“The passes include full use of all of our facilities at the leisure centre including the gym, swimming pool and group exercise classes.

“It's definitely something we'd like to do again in future.”

Customers can bring their receipts in or send a photo via Facebook to get the deal.

For details, visit www.facebook.com/blackwaterlc.