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New leisure facilities in line for £50k boost

6 November 2014

Councillors are considering allocating £50,000 of funding to kick-start the regeneration of leisure facilities in the Moorclose area of Workington.

A number of suggestions for the area have been made in a report to Allerdale Borough Council’s Executive, which will meet to discuss the proposals on Wednesday 12 November.

If Councillors approve the ideas, the money could be used to improve facilities at the existing large sports hall, next to the Community Centre and adjacent to the leisure centre, by improving changing facilities and interior lighting, and allowing it to be used by even more community groups and sports teams.

There is also a proposal to build an outdoor skate park, which could be used by skaters as well as BMX riders, with young people from the area getting involved in the design.

These plans would be complemented by an outdoor play area on land owned by the borough council. Workington Town Council has agreed to fund the play park, and it is expected that ownership of the site would be passed from Allerdale Borough Council to the town council once the project was complete.

This would be phase one of the area’s regeneration. Phase two will include the demolition of the existing Moorclose swimming pool and leisure centre, but only once their replacement facilities open on the new site at Brow Top in the town centre. The intention is then for a large-scale redevelopment of the area in conjunction with Cumbria County Council and in consultation with the local residents. The new swimming pool and leisure centre at Brow Top is due to open in Spring 2016.

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