Nottingham

New plan to close Warsop sports centre

Meden Sports Centre (photo MDC)
Image caption The district council hires the building on lease from the county council

A Nottinghamshire sports centre could close as part of £3.1m of council budget cuts.

Campaigners were already fighting to save the swimming pool at Meden Sports Centre in Warsop but the latest plan would shut the centre completely.

Mansfield District Council says the closure would save £135,000 per year.

A total of 77 cost-cutting measures, proposed in response to the government's Spending Review, will be discussed by councillors next week.

Nottinghamshire County Council owns the sports centre building, which was built in 1969 on the site of Meden School.

The district council hires the premises on a lease.

Warsop Parish Council has been coordinating the fight to save the swimming pool at the centre since its closure was announced in January.

A county council spokesman said it was too early to comment on the proposal.

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