As of midnight on Friday 20th March the Government have instructed gyms and leisure centres to close.

As you are aware it had been Impulse Leisure’s intention to keep its facilities open as we know how important exercise is to so many of you and we didn’t want to act too soon and remove a vital service before it was necessary.  Sadly this is now impossible.

As such Impulse Leisure will be closing all of its leisure centres including the Civic Hall & Golf Course in Essex from the close of business tonight.

We know this decision will not please everyone, but we all have our part to play in stopping this terrible pandemic and we need to do our bit. We’ll keep in touch and let you know as soon as we are able to get our centres up and running again.


The Civic Hall is a versatile venue which is available for both private and commerical hire.

The Civic Hall offers the very best in conference, exhibition, wedding receptions and concert amenities, with excellent stage and technical facilities, air conditioning, large kitchen, retractable tiered seating and features one of the largest sprug wooden dance floor in Essex!

The spacious air-conditioned foyer hosts a licensed bar, catering amenities, toilet facilities plus disabled access to the venue. 

  • Large versatile main hall
  • Sprung wooden dance floor
  • Full kitchen facilities
  • Fully licensed bar
  • Cloakroom
  • Stage and full technical facilities
  • 3 dressing rooms
  • Rehearsal/ dance studio
  • Large Reception/ Foyer
  • Catering available
  • Standing: 996
  • Theatre: 747
  • Wedding Reception: 496
  • Cabaret: 432
  • Foyer: 350
  • Dressing Rooms: 150
  • Free Car Park: 252 Spaces Plus 8 Disabled Spaces

For more information or to book The Civic Hall, please call (01375) 401234 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Giving blood saves lives.

The blood you give is a lifeline in an emergency and for people who need long-term treatments. Many people would not be alive today if donors had not generously given their blood. Over 6,000 blood donations are needed every day to treat patients in need across England and North Wales. Which is why there’s always a need for people to give blood. Each year, approximately 200,000 new donors are needed, as some donors can no longer give blood. Most people between the ages of 17-65 are able to give blood. Around half of current donors are over 45 which is why more young people (over the age of 17) need to start giving blood, to ensure that there is enough blood in the future.


The Civic Hall regularly holds Blood Donor sessions. These usually take place on Thursdays between 1.30pm - 7.30pm.

For dates, more information or to book an appointment, please go to or call 0300 123 2323

Tuesday 10.00am - 12.00pm £4.00 per person

Tickets can be purchased on the door.

Tuesday 9.30am - 11.00am £4.00 per person

Tickets can be purchased on the door.

Please note: This is not an Impulse Leisure Group Exercise session and is not included within your membership.

Tuesday 2.00pm - 4.00pm £4.00 per person

Couples only. Tickets can be purchased on the door.

The Latin inspired dance fitness workout which has taken the world by storm! Sessions are exciting, motivating and suitable for all abilities.

Monday 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Platinum member: Free

Standard member: £5.50

Non-member: £6.50

To book your place, call Reception on (01375) 375533

Please note: Occasionally classes may have to be rescheduled due to upcoming shows and events at the Civic Hall, please look out for notices in the centre!