A GYM CLUB could face closure after 19 years when Frodsham High School finally shuts its doors next week.
The popular girls’ gym club, which has 75 members from tots to teenagers and holds three sessions every Friday, has been held at the school for almost two decades.
Organiser Yvette O’Rourke has written to parents warning the club may have to close tomorrow (Friday) because Cheshire West and Chester Council has not found an alternative venue.
She said: “I have sent a letter out to parents explaining the situation and asking them to appeal to the council to save the club.
“I organised the club through the council-run leisure centre. If I had to find other accommodation I would have to become a business, and I can’t do that. I would probably have to move to another area and set up afresh, but I want to save the club in Frodsham.
“I’ve been told by the leisure centre manager there’s a possibility we could use that, but no one else has contacted me and I really don’t know for certain what the situation is.”
The council has assured all out-of-hours school user groups alternative facilities will be provided.
Cheshire West and Chester Council’s executive member for Culture and Recreation, Cllr Richard Short, said: “My concern is to try and get something sorted, we are working hard to come up with a good system but it’s not easy.
“There are quite a lot of clubs affected, but the gym club has more specialised needs. When the school is demolished some classrooms will be left and we are seeing if we can adapt one as a temporary measure.”
Helsby and Frodsham councillor Andrew Dawson, whose two daughters are members of the gym club, has asked council officers for a full list of all school user groups likely to be affected, and invited members to contact him directly with any concerns on andrew.dawson@cheshire westandchester.gov.uk.