Leisure Investment Continues from Telford’s Largest Leisure Provider
Skiers, golfers and footballers will soon be able to enjoy new and upgraded facilities at Telford & Wrekin Leisure facilities as further investment news is announced.
As part of Telford & Wrekin Council’s commitment to make the borough cleaner, greener, safer and more enjoyable this latest investment news is part of the £4.6millioncommitment for leisure services announced in 2022.
At Lawley and Horsehay Village Golf and Fitness Centre work will commence this spring to improve bunkers and include general improvement works on the course. This work follows on from the improvement works to a number of the tees carried out in 2022.
Footballers who play on the 3G pitch at Oakengates Leisure Centre will soon be playing on anew pitch surface when the pitch carpet is replaced. There will also be new full size goals installed and the council are taking this opportunity to also upgrade the floodlighting to LED lights as part of their commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
And over at the Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre the youngsters and beginner skiers will benefit from proposed works, subject to planning permissions, to develop the nursery slope to create a larger and longer slope meaning more room for those learning to ski and for family fun activities such as tobogganing and tubing.
Councillor Kelly Middleton (Labour), Cabinet Member for Leisure, Public Health and Well-Being, Equalities and Partnerships commented: “We know how important our leisure sites are to our residents for their health and wellbeing both mentally and physically and having up-to-date equipment and facilities ,that we continue to invest in, is a priority for us.
As well as providing the latest features at our sites we are also working on our carbon neutral target through works such as upgrading the floodlights to LED which will generate savings of around £16.3k in energy every year.
Improvements to our regional facilities such as the Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre also contributes to our inward investment as visitors from outside the borough travel to use these facilities.
We are also excited to see plans progressing for the new pool in the Dawley area, in our most recent consultation, 92% of people said that the new pool would encourage them and their family to swim more often. We’d love to hear your ideas for what the new pool should be called, so please email in your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our investments are making a real difference to the lives of our residents on a daily basis.”
For all the latest information on the Telford & Wrekin Council’s Leisure investments visit www.telfordandwrekinleisure.co.uk/investmentnews
Pictured Robin Glover Leisure Operations Manager, Telford & Wrekin Council with
Pictured Robin Glover Leisure Operations Manager, Telford & Wrekin Council withCouncillor Kelly Middleton (Labour), Cabinet Member for Leisure, Public Health and Well-Being, Equalities and Partnerships