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Grange Leisure – Press Release June 2018

PRESS RELEASE

Stratton St Margaret Parish Council currently own and manage the Grange Leisure Centre, Grange Drive, Stratton St Margaret and have resolved to seek to procure a partner (such as a Social Enterprise) to invest in and manage the Grange Leisure on its behalf and hopes to commence a new contract from April 2019.   Currently whilst Grange Leisure delivers services for the local community, this is resulting in an increasing financial subsidy from the Parish Council.

Parish Councillors agreed that the Council should seek to relocate the Council Offices currently at Grange Leisure to enable use of the offices for activity space. The Council also agreed to seek to establish alternative uses for the Grange Bar and discuss with potential partners the alternative uses.

The Chairman, Cllr Stuart Leach addressed the Council’s employees and explained that TUPE would apply should a partner be secured and Grange Leisure Staff would be transferred to the new operator.

The Chairman, Cllr Stuart Leach states ‘This is a positive move for the future of Grange Leisure and the Council will be very careful in its choice of partner to ensure that they can deliver investment opportunities for the Leisure Centre and retain the services that will benefit the community’.

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For more information about Stratton St Margaret Parish Council please contact the Clerk to the Council on clerk@strattonstmargaret.gov.uk Or visit www.strattonstmargaret.gov.uk or follow the Council’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages.

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