MILLIONS of pounds of improvements to Frodsham Leisure Centre have been scheduled for 2012-14.
A new frontage, incorporating a reception, changing facilities and fitness facility, will be created at the 34-year-old leisure centre in Princeway as part of a £60m masterplan approved by Cheshire West and Chester Council to bring sports and leisure facilities across the district up to modern standards during the next 10 years.
Leisure centre plans include a health element to complement facilities at the new community health centre being developed on the same site – and Frodsham Library may also be relocated there, potentially creating a one-stop shop for residents.
Frodsham mayor Cllr Brian Lloyd said: “Having a really good leisure centre next to a really good health centre fit together well as part of the big picture for community health.”
Creating a new library on the same site would also be ‘good news’, according to Cllr Lloyd.
A £1.5m investment is also in the pipeline to improve sports facilities in Helsby, said Chris Cook, head of culture and recreation at CWaC, who attended a meeting of Frodsham Town Council to outline the borough council’s cultural strategy.
“CWaC is very much a business-focused authority and most of the investment funding is being brought in through external commercial routes,” said Mr Cook.
Mr Cook attended a meeting of Frodsham Town Council to outline the CWaC cultural strategy.
He said: “We fully appreciate the importance of the social and economic impact cultural services can make in our communities and to the health and well-being of residents. In many ways we are the public face of the authority.”