CONFIRMED - Mid Sussex Leisure Centres Will Reopen At The Start Of September
19th August 2020 |
The recommendation to reopen Mid Sussex District Council's leisure centres was voted through by councillors at a meeting of full council on Wednesday evening.
Here in Burgess Hill, it will see the Triangle Leisure Centre reopen on Tuesday 1st September.
MSDC officers and Places Leisure had been in negotiations for quite a while to get to the point of putting an acceptable proposal to full council at a time when many other councils across the country had already reach agreements and got their centres reopen.
Usually, the council receive a monthy payment from Places Leisure of £120k for running the centres, but as they'll have to run at a reduced capacity, it will be taxpayers having to subsidise the centres.
Since March, the cost of closure has been £1.32 million
It is estimated that the eventual costs will drain £2.5 million from the council's reserves in the 2020/21 financial year. The figure could change for the better or for the worse, depending on customer demand.
The reported costs have been disputed by the Liberal Democrats, the opposition party put the figure nearer to £4 million.
Full report to follow, but here's the proposed phasing plan when the centres reopen.........
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