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Help shape outside of new Cumbrian leisure centre

People can help shape the outside space at Workington’s controversial leisure centre by taking part in a public consultation.

Michael Heaslip photo
Michael Heaslip

Allerdale council, which is behind the ambitious development, is able to apply for up to £75,000 worth of external funding to install special features outside the multi-million pound centre set to be built at The Cloffocks.

And the authority wants those living and working in the area to have a say in the development of a public amenity space.

Initial ideas include climbable letters, outdoor table tennis, fitness training programmes and running and walking routes. There could also be display boards about the town’s historic ball game, Uppies and Downies.

Michael Heaslip, the Allerdale councillor responsible for locality services, said: “We have already asked for thoughts and suggestions of what type of sporting facilities people want to see inside the new leisure centre and now we want to make sure that the external space is also a welcoming place to spend time.

“As part of the leisure centre development, we will be carrying out a lot of landscaping work to make the whole area more attractive to visitors but we want to hear from as many people as possible about what else we can provide in the space.”

A public consultation is underway and those taking part are urged to share their own, first-hand experiences of fun, interactive outdoor activities, that the whole community could benefit from and use free of charge.

The Leisure Centre Outside Space consultation runs until Sunday, September 14. Visit or contact Angela Bell on 01900 702714 for a paper copy.

Have your say

Well done tcw, hasn't took you long as first MOANER stuck in the past AGAIN. Was looking earlier at some ariel images of the town about 15 years ago and how much better it looks now. What a sad town we live in when people moan at every step forward. Well done Allerdale for pushing the new sports centre and any improvements to the surrounding area outside. If you don't use these grants you lose them so I will be filling in my opinion.

Posted by Billy Bumbley on 29 August 2014 at 20:59

why bother asking,the council just ignore peoples opinions and do their own thing anyway, otherwise the Moorclose centre would have been upgraded.

Posted by jim on 29 August 2014 at 19:33

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