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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Cheshire East Council is proposing to dispose of the land at Crewe Swimming

Cheshire East Council is proposing to dispose of the land at Crewe Swimming Pool, Shavington Leisure Centre, Victoria Community Centre (Oakley Centre and Cumberland Sports Track), including any public open space.

As the freehold owner of the premises, the Council is proposing to grant a lease for the site for up to 125 years to Everybody Sport and Recreation, the charitable trust set up by the Council to take over the running of leisure services across the Borough.

Cheshire East Council is also proposing to dispose of the land at several other leisure centres and swimming pools across the borough.

The Council's leisure facilities were managed in-house but in order to save money the running of the leisure centres has transferred to the trust, which is expected to save the Council at least £700,000 a year through VAT and NNDR (business rates).

Cheshire East Council had been spending over £9 million a year on leisure services and employing 400 full time staff, who will be transferred to the trust.

Any representations or objections with respect to the proposals must be made in writing to Suki Binjal, Interim Head of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer, Cheshire East Borough Council, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1HZ, quoting reference TL.10509 and should be received no later than 5pm on 12th February 2014. Please state the grounds upon which any representation or objection is made.

Full details are available from: http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/council_and_democracy/council_information/public_notices/open_space_disposal.aspx

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