New investment agreed for Doncaster leisure facilities

Doncaster Council has today (Wednesday 8 June 2022) announced further investment into the city’s leisure facilities.

During today’s council cabinet meeting, Mayor Ros Jones revealed that an extra £5million will be available for improvements including major renovation works at Thorne Leisure Centre.

Enhancements at Thorne will include a new gym and exercise space, soft play area, bowling alley, café, refurbished changing rooms, changing places facilities and accessible pool, pod entry system, new mechanical systems, fabric refurbishment throughout including new roofs and all energy systems will be carbon neutral. 

In addition, some of the funding will go towards plans for a brand new leisure centre for Edlington which are in the early stages and being developed as part of the Levelling Up Fund Bid for Don Valley.

Michael Hart, chief executive of Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT) which manages Doncaster’s leisure facilities, said: “It is great news that Mayor Jones has announced this further investment into our leisure facilities at Thorne as well as support for the exciting plans ahead for Edlington.

“All of these works will help to ensure the long-term stability of the services and facilities DCLT provides and support Doncaster residents to live happier and healthier lives.”


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