Work has begun on a new £6million Lincolnshire leisure centre

West Lindsey District Council has announced that work has begun on a new leisure centre in Market Rasen, due to be completed next year.

The leisure centre, which will be run by Everyone Active when it opens in spring 2020, is due to cost £6.3million.

The council have said it will be home to a range of state-of-the-art facilities for the local community, including: a 3G Pitch, fitness and dance studios, sports hall, gym, changing and meeting facilities.

Cllr Jeff Summers, leader of West Lindsey District Council, said: “Today signals the start of work on our new leisure facility, which demonstrates the confidence the district council has in the town and in this development as it has put in considerable investment into the facility.

“It is the most significant investment in the town for many years and forms the beginning of a new initiative to energise the economy for Market Rasen.”

Cllr Stephen Bunney said: “I’m really pleased that there will be a new Leisure centre for the residents of Market Rasen, it’s something that the town needs.”

Town mayor Cllr John Matthews said: “Today is a monumental day in the progress of Market Rasen.

“This is not only breaking ground but a breakthrough in services for the town and I really hope the new centre brings a lot of enjoyment and wellbeing for many a year to come.”

The development comes as part of a council restructure of its leisure contracts.

by Tom McBeth

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