Conservatives Welcome Council's Acquisition of Land for New Leisure Facility in Market Rasen

Exciting plans, by West Lindsey District Council, to build a new dry leisure facility in Market Rasen have taken one step closer after the council secured a site for development.

The new facility will be built on land on Gainsborough Road in the town as part of £6.3 million investment in leisure by the council.

The new centre, will be managed by Everyone Active and will boast a 3G Pitch, fitness suite, dance suite, Sports Hall and changing facilities.

Cllr. John McNeill, Conservative district councillor for Market Rasen, is delighted to see the plans progressing well. He said

“I am delighted that we can share this news with our residents as we have now agreed the heads of terms for the purchase of the land in the town.

“We are working on the designs of the new leisure facility now and we cannot wait to show you them once they are complete.

“We recognise that health and wellbeing is important and this new facility will go a long way to supporting people to lead a healthy lifestyle.

“It will be complimented by our new outreach leisure service, which will see activities taken out across the district, making it easier for people to be active without having to join a leisure centre.”

As previously reported, this is part of a wider investment in leisure provision across the district. The West Lindsey Leisure Centre, which is managed by Everyone Active will be significantly improved as part of a £1.4 million investment and work has already started this month.

Mayor of Market Rasen Town Council, John Matthews said:

“I am delighted to hear the news that land has been purchased and it is in the right place.

“The investment in the dry leisure facility really supports the town councils vision for the next three years and beyond.

“Not only will it create new jobs but it will be a great community asset. It also says to us that West Lindsey is confident in the area by this investment.”

West Lindsey District Council is currently working on designs for the new facility with a view to submitted a planning application later in the year. It is expected that the new facility will be operational by summer 2020.