Nottingham

Rushcliffe council considers leisure centre closure

A Nottinghamshire leisure centre faces closure following a review carried out by a borough council.

At present Rushcliffe Borough Council has six leisure centres but wants to reduce the number to five and close Rushcliffe Leisure Centre.

The authority said there were "major problems" with the condition of the building which opened in 1974.

It is hoped extra facilities, including a swimming pool, would be installed at nearby Rushcliffe Arena.

Councillor Jean Smith, cabinet portfolio holder for community services, said the facililty was "coming to the end of its life".

"Although it probably looks okay to the users, behind the scenes there are major problems with the building which are becoming more and more expensive to repair to keep it in working order."

Additionally, the council is looking at the future of its other centres in Keyworth, Cotgrave, Bingham and East Leake.

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