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In less than 7 days time Pendle Borough Council will vote on whether to give Pendle Leisure Trust up to £500,000 to convert the existing sports hall within Pendle Leisure Centre into a children’s soft play area leaving approximately 1/4 of the space for a small dance studio and revamping the reception area with a high street branded coffee shop.

These changes will ultimately and directly have a massive effect on the benefits the leisure centre gives to many areas of the community and be devastating in the following ways:

The activities which use the sports hall will no longer be on offer at Pendle Leisure Centre, these include Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Football, 5 a side, Gymnastics Netball Table Tennis, Trampolining, and some fitness classes all of which will be lost at this facility.

The Government, the media, schools, local healthcare services all promote getting active and fitness activities as fantastic and necessary benefits to prevent and eliminate the risk of obesity and yet locally we’re now going to be deprived of these vital services for all ages.

The country is facing a serious mental health issue which its again proven that being active and involved in fitness activities vastly improve conditions.

We have a growing population of retired residents in the area who use the sports hall facilities for more than just keeping active, its a social event where they meet friends.

There are already many local soft play facilities in the area in what is described by many as a saturated market.

Do we really need a high street branded coffee chain when we have some excellent independent coffee bars in the town.

Do we really need a cafe facility in an environment promoting health and fitness which will be serving high calorie, low nutritional value snacks.

This decision has been brought into the public domain by stealth mode and only recently is being discussed and already the motion is on the table and vote imminent which is why we need you to act now.

The sports hall is described on The Pendle Leisure Trust website as a fantastic community facility……..lets make sure it stays that way

PLEASE - Sign our petition today to ask for this decision to be stopped and time taken to find another solution.

Created by Lynne Watson and Lisa Gee

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