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Further views wanted on the future of Bulmershe Leisure Centre

Further views wanted on the future of Bulmershe Leisure Centre

19 July 2016
Photo of Bulmershe Leisure Centre

Wokingham Borough Council is asking for residents’ views on the future of Bulmershe Leisure Centre at another consultation event on Saturday 6 August from 9am to 4pm in Woodley Precinct.

The leisure centre underwent some cosmetic refurbishment, incorporating new facilities and equipment in 2014, thanks to investments from the borough council and 1Life – the council’s leisure provider. However at the same time the borough council promised to look at future plans to sustain and improve the centre further.

The council is now looking at possible options which include either refurbishing or rebuilding the leisure centre as well as improving general site issues such as car parking. Some disruption will unfortunately come from either option, so the council is keen to know the appetite for a partial or full closure of the centre to allow it to be rebuilt or refurbished. It is also looking to explore how often local people use the centre, what facilities they use, and what would encourage them to use it more often.

Anyone who is unable to attend the event can have their say online on the council's website. The closing date for responses is Friday 19 August.


Cllr Angus Ross, executive member for environment, said: "I'd like to thank everyone who attended the previous events earlier this month. We received some excellent feedback and hope to get lots more at the next event and as part of the online consultation.

"We want the local community to take part and be involved in planning the way forward. It’s really important that, before we carry out any work, there is support for our proposals."


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