Uncertain future for leisure centre

Uncertain future for leisure centre

Children swimming at River Park Leisure Centre.

River Park Leisure Centre.

First published in News

THE future of a Hampshire leisure centre remains uncertain.

Council chiefs in Winchester are yet to decide whether they will renovate or replace River Park.

Campaigners Winchester Fit for the Future argue a new sports centre should be built at Bar End to replace River Park, which is in need of significant repairs, but the council has yet to commit any funding to the project.

Emma Back, of Winchester Fit for the Future, said more urgency was needed from the council to take advantage of sporting enthusiasm from the Olympics .

She said: “We have been trying to highlight this issue for a while and we have known for several years it would be crunch time after the Olympics. The increase in demand is very obvious and there is a need to get going.

“I think we feel quite strongly now that refurbishing River Park could be a short term sticking plaster but won’t do anything in terms of delivering the provision needed for the district.”

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8:39am Thu 20 Sep 12

huckit P says...

Just think how many flats could be built on the existing site?
Just think how many flats could be built on the existing site? huckit P
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8:54am Thu 20 Sep 12

Linesman says...

Typical!

In his Olympic speech, Cameron spoke of encouraging people, especially youngsters, to follow the example set and take part in sport.

How many school playing fields have been sold off since the coalition came to power?

Actions speak louder than words.
Typical! In his Olympic speech, Cameron spoke of encouraging people, especially youngsters, to follow the example set and take part in sport. How many school playing fields have been sold off since the coalition came to power? Actions speak louder than words. Linesman
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9:26am Thu 20 Sep 12

aldermoorboy says...

Linesman,this happen under Labour and the Tory/Lib governments.
I do,however, agree with you about sport being good for all.
I did my usual run at 5.30 am and I feel great,have a good day.
Linesman,this happen under Labour and the Tory/Lib governments. I do,however, agree with you about sport being good for all. I did my usual run at 5.30 am and I feel great,have a good day. aldermoorboy
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9:40am Thu 20 Sep 12

Shoong says...

Linesman wrote:
Typical!

In his Olympic speech, Cameron spoke of encouraging people, especially youngsters, to follow the example set and take part in sport.

How many school playing fields have been sold off since the coalition came to power?

Actions speak louder than words.
You've jumped the gun and are therefore disqualified.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: Typical! In his Olympic speech, Cameron spoke of encouraging people, especially youngsters, to follow the example set and take part in sport. How many school playing fields have been sold off since the coalition came to power? Actions speak louder than words.[/p][/quote]You've jumped the gun and are therefore disqualified. Shoong
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10:08am Thu 20 Sep 12

Ted Rogers says...

All in favour of a new indoor leisure facility, pool etc but not at the expense of the total North Walls recreation ground.
No problem with housing on that site but an extension to St.Bedes should form a part of a 106 agreement
All in favour of a new indoor leisure facility, pool etc but not at the expense of the total North Walls recreation ground. No problem with housing on that site but an extension to St.Bedes should form a part of a 106 agreement Ted Rogers
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10:56am Thu 20 Sep 12

southy says...

Linesman wrote:
Typical!

In his Olympic speech, Cameron spoke of encouraging people, especially youngsters, to follow the example set and take part in sport.

How many school playing fields have been sold off since the coalition came to power?

Actions speak louder than words.
Oaklands
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: Typical! In his Olympic speech, Cameron spoke of encouraging people, especially youngsters, to follow the example set and take part in sport. How many school playing fields have been sold off since the coalition came to power? Actions speak louder than words.[/p][/quote]Oaklands southy
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11:31am Thu 20 Sep 12

Shoong says...

southy wrote:
Linesman wrote:
Typical!

In his Olympic speech, Cameron spoke of encouraging people, especially youngsters, to follow the example set and take part in sport.

How many school playing fields have been sold off since the coalition came to power?

Actions speak louder than words.
Oaklands
'Council chiefs in Winchester *are yet* to decide whether they will renovate or replace River Park.'

Tie a knot in it.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: Typical! In his Olympic speech, Cameron spoke of encouraging people, especially youngsters, to follow the example set and take part in sport. How many school playing fields have been sold off since the coalition came to power? Actions speak louder than words.[/p][/quote]Oaklands[/p][/quote]'Council chiefs in Winchester *are yet* to decide whether they will renovate or replace River Park.' Tie a knot in it. Shoong
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