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Polesworth Leisure Facilities to relocate to new venues in 2022

Published on Tuesday, 16th November 2021

The current North Warwickshire Borough Council run Sports Centre based at Polesworth School will be relocating from 2022.

The new gym facility will operate from the Workspace Units, located in Hall Court in Bridge Street in Polesworth from the new year.

Alternative community locations in the Polesworth / Dordon area will host most of the other activities the Council currently provides at Polesworth School whilst parties and Gymnastics will move to the Memorial Hall at Atherstone Leisure Complex.

For 43 years the Council has worked in partnership with Polesworth School to lease its Sports Centre, providing a valued leisure service for the local community. Unfortunately, the Council has experienced several recent disruptions to the service we can provide because of the School’s other priorities. The current Licence Agreement with the school finishes in December this year and the Council has decided not to renew it.

Councillor Margaret Bell said of the decision,

We are committed to providing a new leisure facility in Polesworth and this will be supported by the community contribution from building the new houses in the Polesworth area,

Leisure activities are incredibly important for physical and mental wellbeing, we currently have over 200 customers who pay monthly by direct debit to gain access to these facilities and our upmost priority is that we maintain a consistent and good quality service to our customers.

We apologise for any inconvenience or disruption the move of facilities will cause; we aim to provide regular communication to all our customers and strive to provide a new offering that has the same level of service our customers expect.  We are excited to welcome people to the new interim venue in 2022.”

Members at the Polesworth gym facility can expect new equipment, air conditioning, a water machine, Wi-Fi, TV’s, music, onsite parking, and toilets, but there will be no shower or changing facilities.