February 28, 2024


For splendid leisure

Wadebridge mayor ‘over the moon’ leisure centre is saved from closure

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Wadebridge Leisure Centre in Cornwall, formerly below threat of closure, will be taken in excess of by a neighborhood desire group.

Cornwall Council has verified that Wadebridge Leisure Centre (FOWLC) Group Desire Enterprise (CIC) will start working the facility from September 1.

The CIC is taking in excess of the website after the operator GLL mentioned it could no for a longer period afford to operate it.

Wadebridge city mayor Amanda Pennington tweeted she is “in excess of the moon” the CIC has been awarded the deal.

The leisure centre was originally one of 5 facilities at hazard of closing, immediately after GLL reported it desired much more monetary aid to preserve running them.

Council portfolio holder for prospects Richard Pears explained: “The CIC has set in wonderful endeavours and labored with us to make certain that the leisure centre in Wadebridge continues to be open up. No one needs to see leisure centres near. 

He additional: “We have explored every solution to avoid that, and all functions have labored tough to uncover a way forward.”

Emma Tudge from the FOWLC Group Fascination Firm mentioned: “We would like to thank the leisure centre staff members, council officers, the school and broader local community for their help in having to this phase.

“We are psyched to have the opportunity to produce our vision for a local community Sporting activities and Leisure Centre for the people of Wadebridge and surrounding villages from 1st of September.

“During August, we will be shadowing GLL while we commence recruitment to mature the team, contracting with centre hirers and scheduling some initial variations to an environmentally and monetarily sustainable centre – a active time in advance.” 

James Curry, Head of Provider for the present operator GLL claimed: “This final decision is very good information for Wadebridge Leisure Centre clients and our hard-doing the job employees.

“We will offer the necessary assist to the new operators for the duration of the handover time period and want them each and every achievement in the potential.” 

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