Consultation closes for Long Stratton Leisure Centre investment

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Originally released on 02/08/2017

South Norfolk Council’s consultation into its plans for a £2million improvement scheme to Long Stratton Leisure Centre has now closed.

South Norfolk Councillor Yvonne Bendle, Cabinet member for Wellbeing, Leisure and Early Intervention said. “ I would like to thank the hundreds of people who took the time to take part in our consultation. We have looked at all of the responses and have made some changes to our plans, including increasing the number of showers, as a result.

“Our investment in Long Stratton Leisure Centre will provide modern, affordable leisure facilities that can be used by the whole community. The improved centre will become a hub where friends and family can spend quality time together for many years to come.
“As a council we understand the importance and health benefits of keeping active and we also recognise the need to make sure that Long Stratton has the facilities that it needs to service the planned growth in population.”

Long Stratton Leisure Centre is an integral part of the local community and as such improvements to the centre will work alongside the plan for the whole community set out in the Long Stratton Area Action Plan.

Long Stratton is planned to grow with more than 1,800 new houses being built and this investment will mean that the leisure centre is ready for the increased demand that this planned growth will bring.

South Norfolk Council has recently invested £4 million in its leisure centre in Wymondham. In the year since the centre re-opened that investment has resulted in an 87% increase in membership and 72,000 more visits.

To find out more about leisure facilities offered by South Norfolk Council visit www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/leisure