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Cornwall Council would like to find out what you think about Leisure Centres

We are making some changes to leisure services in Cornwall.

We want to explain why we are making changes. We also want to know what you think.

Why are we making changes?

Leisure centres in Cornwall had to close for quite a long time because of the Covid-19 virus. All the time they were closed they didn’t get the money people pay to use them. This means we now have a lot less money to run the leisure centres.

The organisation the Council asks to run the leisure centres have told us they can’t afford to keep running all of them anymore. We had to think about what to do about this problem. We asked Strategic Leisure Ltd to help us make a plan about what to do.

What is the plan?

The Council wants everybody who lives in Cornwall to be able to use good leisure facilities if they want to. As well as leisure centres there are other places people can go to keep fit, such as playing fields, community centres and sports clubs. Our plan is that most people will have a leisure centre close enough to them to be able to drive there in a car in 30 minutes or less from where they live. There will be at least one leisure centre in each of these areas:

  1. Penwith
  2. Kerrier
  3. Carrick
  4. Restormal
  5. Caradon
  6. North Cornwall

Which area do you live in?

Under the plan some of the leisure centres might have to close.

Which leisure centres could be closing under the plan?

The leisure centres that could close are:

  • Falmouth, Ships and Castles
  • Launceston
  • Wadebridge
  • Saltash
  • The Hydrotherapy pool at St Austell leisure centre

Why did we choose those centres?

There are a few reasons why these have been chosen. Some reasons are because:

  • they are expensive to run
  • there are other leisure facilities in the area
  • they are used more by holiday makers than local people
  • they are small and not many people use them.

Do they have to close?

No. We will talk to other organisations who might be able to run the leisure centres instead of the Council. If we can’t find another organisation to run them, these centres will have to close.

What about all of the other leisure centres?

The other leisure centres in Cornwall will stay open. But in the future if not many people use a centre, we might have to think about closing that centre too.

How will the changes affect me?

The Council has tried to think about how these changes will affect people living in Cornwall. The changes are most likely to affect you if you use or are planning to use:

  • Falmouth Ships and Castles
  • Launceston Leisure Centre
  • Wadebridge Leisure Centre
  • Saltash Leisure Centre
  • St Austell Hydrotherapy pool
  • Or if you have a special need to use one of these leisure centres, such as for physiotherapy.

If you don’t drive it could take you longer than 30 minutes to get to a leisure centre. There could be other reasons too. You can tell us what you think.

How can I let the Council know what I think?

You can help us by answering the short survey below.

Cornwall Council would like to find out what you think about Leisure Centres

We are making some changes to leisure services in Cornwall.

We want to explain why we are making changes. We also want to know what you think.

Why are we making changes?

Leisure centres in Cornwall had to close for quite a long time because of the Covid-19 virus. All the time they were closed they didn’t get the money people pay to use them. This means we now have a lot less money to run the leisure centres.

The organisation the Council asks to run the leisure centres have told us they can’t afford to keep running all of them anymore. We had to think about what to do about this problem. We asked Strategic Leisure Ltd to help us make a plan about what to do.

What is the plan?

The Council wants everybody who lives in Cornwall to be able to use good leisure facilities if they want to. As well as leisure centres there are other places people can go to keep fit, such as playing fields, community centres and sports clubs. Our plan is that most people will have a leisure centre close enough to them to be able to drive there in a car in 30 minutes or less from where they live. There will be at least one leisure centre in each of these areas:

  1. Penwith
  2. Kerrier
  3. Carrick
  4. Restormal
  5. Caradon
  6. North Cornwall

Which area do you live in?

Under the plan some of the leisure centres might have to close.

Which leisure centres could be closing under the plan?

The leisure centres that could close are:

  • Falmouth, Ships and Castles
  • Launceston
  • Wadebridge
  • Saltash
  • The Hydrotherapy pool at St Austell leisure centre

Why did we choose those centres?

There are a few reasons why these have been chosen. Some reasons are because:

  • they are expensive to run
  • there are other leisure facilities in the area
  • they are used more by holiday makers than local people
  • they are small and not many people use them.

Do they have to close?

No. We will talk to other organisations who might be able to run the leisure centres instead of the Council. If we can’t find another organisation to run them, these centres will have to close.

What about all of the other leisure centres?

The other leisure centres in Cornwall will stay open. But in the future if not many people use a centre, we might have to think about closing that centre too.

How will the changes affect me?

The Council has tried to think about how these changes will affect people living in Cornwall. The changes are most likely to affect you if you use or are planning to use:

  • Falmouth Ships and Castles
  • Launceston Leisure Centre
  • Wadebridge Leisure Centre
  • Saltash Leisure Centre
  • St Austell Hydrotherapy pool
  • Or if you have a special need to use one of these leisure centres, such as for physiotherapy.

If you don’t drive it could take you longer than 30 minutes to get to a leisure centre. There could be other reasons too. You can tell us what you think.

How can I let the Council know what I think?

You can help us by answering the short survey below.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Please complete our short survey to give your views on proposed changes to the provision of leisure centres in Cornwall. This survey will close at midnight on 31 October 2021.

    We are consulting on the draft Leisure Resources Strategy which sets out how Cornwall Council supports the provision of leisure facilities and activities.

    The draft strategy includes our proposed response to GLL’s request to change their contract requirements with regards to Falmouth Ships & Castles, Launceston, Saltash and Wadebridge Leisure Centres and the Hydrotherapy pool at St Austell Leisure Centre.

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    We will use the information you provide to inform our decision about the Leisure Resources Strategy.

    The Data Controller for the information you provide in this survey is Cornwall Council, New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY. Data Protection Registration Number: Z1745294. Once the survey has closed, your data will be held within Cornwall Council’s secure network and premises for up to 2 years. Where we ask you to supply personal data on this form, we will only make access to this data available to authorised members of staff who are required to process it for the purposes outlined in this privacy notice. Please note that other information you provide, such as responses to open questions, may be published in full. 

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