Saltash Leisure Centre saved from closure
The Herald|December 16, 2021
RESIDENTS CELEBRATE AFTER THEIR SUCCESSFUL PROTESTS
RICHARD WHITEHOUSE

PEOPLE in Saltash are celebrating after it was announced that the town's leisure centre is no longer at risk of closure.

It was announced at Cornwall Council's Cabinet meeting yesterday that its contracted operator GLL has agreed to continue running Saltash Leisure Centre. The centre was one of four at risk of closure in Cornwall, alongside centres in Falmouth, Launceston and Wadebridge.

GLL had asked Cornwall Council if it could give back the keys for the centres it runs as part of a 25-year deal, as it could no longer them without financial support.

The council said diminishing membership numbers and the forced closure of leisure centres during lockdown had made it difficult to operate them.

However the council said it had no budget to run the centres and that they are not a statutory requirement required by law - for local councils to provide.

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