Districts need support to keep leisure centres open

By Paul Shevlin | 16 June 2021
  • Paul Shevlin

The importance of physical and mental health has been highlighted over the last year more than ever before, as we have attempted to navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic.

That’s why it is particularly horrifying that a recent survey by the District Councils’ Network revealed that one in three district councils expect to be forced to close gyms and swimming pools due to the financial impact of the pandemic. More than 100 leisure centres in England are thought to be at risk of closure.

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