Manchester City Council needs to make significant savings, including the amount it spends on leisure centres. The Council has already agreed to invest in a new leisure centre in Beswick to replace Miles Platting Leisure Centre.
The Beswick project is already underway, is fully funded and will open in autumn 2014. In addition, it is proposed that Levenshulme Pools will be replaced by a new Council-funded facility built within the Levenshulme District Centre.
Manchester City Council amended its indoor leisure proposals at an Executive meeting on 13 February 2013.
The amended proposal is that Withington pool remains open until replacement facilities are in place at Hough End. This proposal is based on a business plan which would cover the running costs but not the significant work required to the building.
Within the current consultation Officers will continue to work with community groups to explore whether a viable business plan can be developed to allow Levenshulme and Miles Platting pools to remain open until replacement facilities are available.
As part of the Council's investment strategy it is proposed that a new swimming pool will also be developed at Hough End. This site will serve the Withington and Chorlton communities.
It is proposed that the existing Chorlton Leisure Centre will remain open until replacement provision has been developed at Hough End, at which point existing Chorlton users will be transferred.
Detailed proposals on the Hough End facility will be brought forward in spring of 2013 and it will be operational by April 2015.
We are holding a series of consultation sessions for residents, so if you would like to share your views with us, please come along to one of them.
The consultation closes on Friday 8 March 2013.
Please use the link above to have your say on the proposals, the contact box below is for technical feedback about this web page.