Market Rasen

Council secures site for Market Rasen leisure facility

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West Lindsey District Council has acquired land to build a ‘dry leisure facility’ in Market Rasen.

The new facility will be built on land on Gainsborough Road as part of £6.3 million investment in leisure by the council.

The council is currently working on designs for the new facility, with a view to submitting a planning application later in the year.

It is hoped the new facility, which will boast a 3G pitch, fitness suite, dance suite, sports hall and changing facilities, will be operational by the summer of 2020.

Mayor of Market Rasen Town Council, councillor John Matthews said: “The investment in the dry leisure facility really supports the town council’s vision for the next three years and beyond.

“Not only will it create new jobs but it will be a great community asset. It also says to us that West Lindsey is confident in the area by this investment.”

Ward councillor for Market Rasen, councillor John McNeill, added: “We recognise that health and wellbeing is important and this new facility will go a long way to supporting people to lead a healthy lifestyle.

“It will be complimented by our new outreach leisure service, which will see activities taken out across the district, making it easier for people to be active without having to join a leisure centre.”

In Gainsborough, the West Lindsey Leisure Centre based on The Avenue, which is also managed by Everyone Active, will be significantly improved as part of a £1.4 million investment and work has already started on that facility this month.

A map showing the location of the land council acquired to build a new leisure facility in Market Rasen. Photo: West Lindsey District Council