Financial boost for leisure centres

Wealden District Council has secured a grant of £330,000 to support the re-opening of its four leisure centres.

They are located in Crowborough, Uckfield, Hailsham and Heathfield. The funding is from the National Leisure Recovery Fund, administered by Sport England, and it has been made available to local authorities in England through the Government’s £100 million fund to support local leisure facilities.

Nus Ghani MP for Wealden said: “The importance of physical activity for the nation’s physical and mental wellbeing is more important now than ever and leisure centres will play a crucial in rebuilding a more resilient Britain post-pandemic. Wealden leisure centres, gyms and outdoor sport venues have suffered great losses due to the lockdown restrictions. I am pleased that Wealden District Council was able to secure this much needed boost, which will help the sector recover and deliver sport and leisure services as soon as Government guidance allows.”