Save the Friary Grange Leisure Centre in Lichfield

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Lichfield District Council is planning to close the Friary Grange Leisure Centre. This will negatively affect the lives of thousands of local people who won’t have affordable access to leisure facilities. Key stakeholders affecting the final decision are Staffordshire County Council and The Friary School who are included in the petition. 

Current plans include the closure of the swimming pool, and with it the Lichfield Swimming Club, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. 

Lichfield District Council have stated that keeping the leisure centre operating is not a good use of tax payers money. In a country and city facing an obesity crisis, I disagree. We must keep the leisure centre and pool open, to create an affordable and inclusive leisure facility for Lichfield residents.

Both Lichfield District Council and Staffordshire County Council need to prioritise the health and wellbeing of Lichfield residents, focus on keeping the leisure centre, and spend less resources on hugely wasteful projects such as Friarsgate.

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