Local charitable group submit application to take over Woodchurch Leisure Centre

A non-profit charitable organisation has submitted an application to Wirral Borough Council to take over and manage the former Woodchurch Leisure Centre as a community leisure and well-being resource.

The Woodchurch Wellbeing and Wellness Centre submission involves making full use of all the facilities on the site including the swimming pool, theatre and outdoor facilities for a range of sport, leisure, health and social care provision.

These would include youth and community programmes, adult education and wellbeing activities including yoga, music therapy, special educational needs and disability.

The whole project is aiming for a diverse range of environmentally sustainable programmes, sport and leisure facilities.

The Chair of Trustees, Ben Harrison said, “The Woodchurch Wellbeing and Wellness Trustees have put together a really detailed proposal which makes extensive use of all the facilities for the wellbeing of the Woodchurch and Wirral community. This will be a truly valuable and versatile community resource run by the community and for the community.”

The non-profit charitable organisation behind the bid includes a range of people with extensive experience in the management of leisure, well-being and community facilities who are trustees and committee members and live on the Wirral.

Many local sports and leisure groups have added their support to the application including  The Carrbridge Centre, The Sensory Shack, Creat8ing Community, Wirral Health Project, Positivitree, Liverpool Canoe Club, Wirral Stand-Up Paddleboarding and local schools including The Observatory.

The application has already been submitted to Wirral Borough Council and a decision will be made on the future of the former leisure centre on 25 October.

Image: Earlier this year, a protest was help against the closure.

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