Stop further cuts/closure of the Beacon Leisure Centre
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The Beacon is a well used Leisure Centre in Burntisland, providing a swimming pool, gym, fitness classes and an astro-pitch to people of all ages, interests and abilities. It was opened around 20 years ago after significant campaigning and fundraising by the local community. £100K of Common Good money was contributed to the original cost of the facility. It is used by locals, people from surrounding towns, the Primary School and tourists alike.
In 2018 Fife Sports and Leisure Trust (FSLT) proposed a full closure of the Beacon to Fife Council. At that point reduced opening hours were negotiated as an alternative. This was supposed to be a 3 year arrangement, but not much more than a year later further cuts have been proposed. I believe that there is a real risk that further cuts would lead to the eventual closure of the Centre.
There is no other similar facility within at least 12 miles. As well as being suitable for lane swimming the pool has recreational facilities such as flumes and a wave machine. The pool is accessible due to the large carpark, lift and sloping entry into the water. Most local people aged 25 and under learned to swim here, and there is still an ongoing massive demand for swimming lessons.
As current Chairman of Burntisland Amateur Swimming Club and Humane Society, I am creating this petition so that people can tell FSLT and Fife Council how they feel about the Beacon Centre, their views on the potential further cuts, and put forward ideas/suggestions as to how to improve our Leisure Centre and sustain it in the long term.
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