Cash boost for Banbury leisure centre

Woodgreen Leisure Centre in Banbury. ENGNNL00120130415124042
Woodgreen Leisure Centre in Banbury. ENGNNL00120130415124042

Woodgreen Leisure Centre is looking forward to a bright future, with Cherwell District Council agreeing a cash boost of up to £130,000 for building work and improvements.

The cash is in advance of the council seeking a new contractor to run the leisure centre and the money will be used to improve the bowls hall carpet, treat the roof and deal with other building matters, as well as mechanical and electrical repairs.

Councillor George Reynolds, Cherwell District Council’s deputy leader said: “Woodgreen Leisure Centre is a much loved and well used facility.

“We want to make sure that it continues to serve the community well and improve the facilities it offers. The best way to do that is to spend money now to make sure the building is sound and then appoint a contractor who will make sure the centre is well managed into the future.”

Cherwell’s executive has already agreed that the procurement process for a new 18-year leisure management contract will go forward jointly with South Northamptonshire Council.

Cherwell’s full council agreed an executive recommendation to approve the money in order to undertake building work prior to looking for a new management contractor to run the leisure centre.

The council will then look to award a long-term contract to operate Woodgreen Leisure Centre in a move that will also see contractors invited to manage leisure facilities in South Northamptonshire.


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