Culcheth & Glazebury Parish Councillor Val Allen MBE has called on Warrington Borough Council to “do more” to safeguard leisure facilities in Culcheth.
Cllr Allen’s comments come just days after LiveWire announced that it had suffered a drop in commercial income of £3.2 Million since lockdown.
LiveWire operates leisure facilities on behalf of the Borough Council including the Culcheth Community Campus.
Cllr Allen also sits on Croft Parish Council and has described that a loss of the facilities would be a “tremendous blow” to the local area.
Cllr Allen said:
“I am concerned at the announcement about the possible closure of the Culcheth Community Campus. The Council must do more to safeguard the future of the Community Campus.”
“In the rural communities of Culcheth, Glazebury , Croft and surrounding areas, these leisure facilities are not only one of the only offerings for fitness, health and wellbeing but the Community Campus facilities are also a lifeline for local communities. “
“If the Community Campus was to close, it would be a tremendous blow for the community and the sports teams who use the facilities, including the sports pitches.”
LiveWire has launched a consultation about the future of Culcheth Community Campus.
Cllr Allen added:
“I have been contacted by a number of concerned residents and I would encourage everyone to engage with the consultation survey and have your voice heard. It is simply unacceptable to close our community facilities."