New lease for Stocksbridge centre agreed

Stocksbridge Leisure Centre
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A new 25-year lease has been agreed for Stocksbridge Leisure Centre.

A new longer lease to secure the future of Stocksbridge Leisure Centre has been agreed today.

Councillors agreed the move, which means group 4SLC can now apply for funding, at a cabinet meeting this afternoon.

The leisure centre was reopened last year after a community campaign to save it, following the withdrawal of funding from Sheffield Council due to Government budget cuts.

Group 4SLC is applying for grants to continue improving the facility, including a £50,000 pot which would help to reopen the swimming pool by paying for new energy-saving equipment.

Penistone and Stocksbridge MP Angela Smith said: “I’m very pleased that the group has got the funding because it means they can now get the investment they need.”