Barnet proposes leisure renewal

Copthall and Church Farm Leisure Centres will be replaced with brand new state of the art Leisure Centres if proposals going before Barnet Council’s Policy and Resources Committee are approved.

The report to the Committee also suggests that Finchley and Hendon Leisure centres could also be rebuilt at their existing sites in the next decade. The Council is also predicting a saving to the taxpayer of £750,000 each year from retendering the management contract for the Centres.

The proposals are part of the Council’s review of Sport and Physical Activity facilities and follow a public consultation exercise into the future of the Council’s leisure facilities.

Councillor Helena Hart, Chairman of the Health and Wellbeing Board, said: “This investment in new buildings will not only generate more income and reduce the annual burden to the taxpayer but it will actually help to provide just the sort of health improving facilities we need so much”.

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