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Work to begin on new £5.5m Isle of Axholme sports centre

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Work is set to start on the new £5.5 million Axholme North Sports Centre in Crowle this week.

Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy will dig the first piece of land, accompanied by Councillor John Briggs and Councillor Julie Reed on Friday, November 4.

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The new sports centre will have a four-lane 25m swimming pool

The new sports centre is being built next to the Axholme Academy and will have:

  • A MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) for football, hockey and other sports
  • Tennis and netball courts
  • A four-lane 25m swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Fitness studio
  • Spectator area and changing rooms
  • Changing places toilet

The centre is expected to be ready to use in winter 2017.

The school sports hall will also receive a make-over to compliment the new sports centre.

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Artists’ impressions of the site

Councillor John Briggs, cabinet member for commercial enterprise at North Lincolnshire, said: “This is a major investment for residents of all ages and is for everyone in all the villages across Axholme North.

“Exercise provides many benefits – it helps improve concentration, stimulates the mind, and strengthens/tones the body.”

Councillor Julie Reed, cabinet member for adults and families at North Lincolnshire Council, said:

 “The centre will deliver an excellent range of sport and leisure activities, helping residents keep fit and healthy.

“This is another example of how the council is investing in the wellbeing of the communities across Axholme North.”

Joe Sellars, headteacher at The Axholme Academy, added: “We at Academy have worked alongside local councillors for many years to get good sports and leisure facilities for the North of the Isle.”