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Sussex leisure centre will become top venue
7:50am Saturday 2nd February 2013 in News
A leisure centre is set to be refurbished to allow the venue to become a top music and comedy venue.
Crawley Borough Council say the majority of respondents to a public consultation support plans to expand K2 Crawley’s main hall to allow it to become a high-profile gig venue.
The council’s proposed changes to the centre would also see the removal of its indoor bowls green, increased space for gymnastics, a new children’s soft play area and increased facilities for children’s parties.
The local authority say the proposals would also save the council £60,000 a year in running costs.
Nearly 900 people responded to the council’s consultation about the changes, with two-thirds in support of it.
The council said the changes would help out 400 of the 1,000 children on the waiting list for Hawth Gymnastics club, which is based at the centre.
The authority also said the usage of the two-rink bowls area has declined over the past three years and in the summer months the space is virtually unused.
Councillor Lenny Walker, cabinet member for leisure and culture, said: “It has become clear that better uses could be made of this area, improving participation levels in response to increased interest following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, while raising the profile of the town as an entertainment venue.”
Responses to the consultation will be available at www.crawley.gov.uk/k2crawley.
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