Glastonbury: Have your say about future of Tor Sports and Leisure
By abbie_glasto | Monday, November 05, 2012, 14:24
An open evening is being held at Tor Sports and Leisure in Glastonbury this week to give residents the chance to discuss the centre's future.
Mendip District Council want the leisure centre to become a 'community run facility'
Following a consultation on the future of Tor Sports and Leisure earlier this year, Mendip District Council has vowed to work towards transforming the centre into a community run facility.
Local residents, community groups and clubs will have the opportunity to come along to this open evening and discuss plans and requirements for the centre with Avalon Leisure and Western Community Leisure.
The two companies are currently leasing the site from the council
Councillors and officers from Mendip District Council will also be on hand to listen to your views.
Keith Pennyfather, Strategic Assets Manager at Mendip District Council, said: "This event will provide an excellent opportunity for those who are interested in this facility's future to get together and discuss how to achieve the potential we know it has.
"It was clear from the consultation responses that there is the desire for a community run facility, and Avalon and Western will continue to manage the facility under the terms of their lease to give the community the time and space to develop their plans.
"We are aware that Tor Sports and Leisure Centre plays an important part in the community of Glastonbury and surrounding area and that the community, like the council, want to see this role continue."
Rob Taylor, Managing Director at Avalon Leisure, added: "This will be a great opportunity to engage with stakeholders, clubs and societies to discuss Tor Sports and Leisure Centre."
The open evening takes place this Wednesday 7 November from 7.30pm – 9pm at Tor Sports and Leisure.
For more information visit www.mendip.gov.uk or www.avalonleisure.co.uk and to book a place contact David Poyner on 01179 473065 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org