Monday, 5th August 2019
The part refurbishment of the Pendle Leisure Trust facility is being made possible thanks to funding from Sport England.
The work, which will be part-funded by Sport England’s Community Asset Fund, will include extending the gym, refurbishing the reception area and dryside changing facilities, replacing the sports hall floor and decorating it.
At the moment, the old changing facilities are being taken out and being replaced with new toilets and showers and the lighting is being updated in the sports hall.
All the work will be complete by the beginning of September.
Pendle Leisure Trust’s Chief Executive, Alison Goode, said: “We are delighted to have received this funding which will enable us to make changes to this tired facility that we have been longing to improve for some time.
“It proves that even in these tough times, we want and do continue to improve our facilities for the people of Pendle. Being a not for profit organisation means every pound the Trust makes is re-invested back into our facilities and activities, which we are very proud of. Additional funding such as this enables us to improve the facilities further.”
Sport England’s Community Asset Fund is a programme dedicated to enhancing spaces within local communities that give people the opportunity to be active. Through this, Sport England’s aim is to help local organisations to create good customer experiences and facilities that benefit their community for years to come.
The refurbishment to the dryside of the centre will improve partnerships with local clubs and community groups; encourage new users to the centre; provide a higher standard of facilities; offer new areas of activity; increase usage of the centre and improve the overall experience for customers.