Trust backs new state of the art centre

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East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust is supporting option 4 of the Eastwood Park Leisure Complex consultation.

This option would see a new state-of-the-art culture and leisure facility built on a different site within Eastwood area.

Anthony McReavy, chief executive, said: “We need to have culture and leisure facilities that meet the needs of our community for the future.

“Our facilities must reflect the increasing demand for health and fitness, including a larger gym and space to offer fitness and spin classes and sports activities.

“We also need a theatre, outdoor sports facilities, arts and community spaces and cafe.

“Therefore, we strongly support Option 4 – a new state-of-the-art culture and leisure facility on a different site within the Eastwood area.

“This is the only option which would allow us to gain a specifically designed culture and leisure centre which can provide all these required facilities.

“Our preferred option would also avoid any disruption for our customers.

“Any other choice would require the current facility be closed for significant periods for maintenance or refurbishment and involve significant constraints at Eastwood Park.

“All our neighbouring local authorities have had new facilities in recent years; I believe the people of Eastwood deserve a new culture and leisure centre.”

He added: “I would like to encourage residents and our valued customers to take part in the survey and ‘have your say’.”

The Council is considering the following options:

• Option 1 – Continuing to run the existing centre on a maintenance basis only, until its eventual failure.

• Option 2 – Refurbishment of current centre.

• Option 3 – Redevelopment of the existing site with an extension.

• Option 4 – A new state-of-the-art culture and leisure facility on a different site within Eastwood area.

Visit getinvolved.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/erc/eastwoodleisure/consult_view/.

The consultation closes on Tuesday, June 19.