A POPULAR leisure centre has won two national awards.

Waterside Farm Leisure Centre, on Canvey, has been named the winner of the South Regional Gym of the Year at the National Fitness Awards.

The centre also came second place for the best Gym in the UK and runner up in both the Group Exercise Centre of the Year and Local Authority Centre of the Year Awards.

Paul Varker, councillor for environment and leisure services, said “Winning an award as prestigious as this is an unbelievable achievement and cements Waterside Farm Leisure Centre as one of the best centres in the country.

“This brilliant achievement would not have been possible without all the fantastic support from our customers and the hard work that the Leisure Team have put in over recent years to make this Leisure Centre so incredible."