Search

Residents pinpoint leisure needs

PUBLISHED: 18:04 15 April 2008 | UPDATED: 10:50 08 July 2010

Swaffham residents have identified some of the town's leisure needs at a special meeting.

Around 70 people took part in a discussion last night, expressing their desires for a swimming pool as well as an improved network of routes for cycling and walking, a multi-use sports hall as well as all-weather outdoor pitches, and facilities for the arts.

Swaffham residents have identified some of the town's leisure needs at a special meeting.

Around 70 people took part in a discussion last night, expressing their desires for a swimming pool as well as an improved network of routes for cycling and walking, a multi-use sports hall as well as all-weather outdoor pitches, and facilities for the arts.

The meeting jointly hosted by Breckland Council with Swaffham Town Council aimed to get a better understanding of people's priorities.

“Local people were asked to think about their aspirations and work up their ideas and priorities,” a spokesman for Breckland Council said.

“A number of common themes emerged, for example every proposal included a swimming pool and an improved network of routes for cycling and walking. Many further priorities were identified, from multi-use sports hall, to all weather outdoor pitches, gym, bowling, and facilities for the arts: cinema, drama concerts and community use.

The next steps will include looking at detailed analysis of needs, and building a business case for development.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Watton and Swaffham Times