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Campaigners rally to save leisure centres From The Northern Echo

February 28, 2011 Leave a comment

CAMPAIGNERS are squaring up for a battle to save six leisure centres threatened with closure.Durham County Council is considering shutting the centres which, it argues, offer poor value for money or are in areas with alternative provision.The Northern Echo revealed yesterday how leisure centres in Ferryhill Coxhoe, Crook, Ushaw Moor, Sherburn and Pity Me may close

via Campaigners rally to save leisure centres From The Northern Echo.

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The Future of Sport & Leisure

February 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Modern well equipped sports centres offering wider activity options, investment in and better support for grassroots sports clubs and associations and better value for money. These are the driving forces at the heart of a brand new sport and leisure strategy which aims to get more people active in County Durham and will go before the council’s Cabinet next week. (March 2)

Following extensive consultation with residents, partner organisations, schools and community sports providers last year Durham County Council is proposing a new way to deliver sport and leisure across the county. The aim – to broaden the range of activities on offer, increase the number of people participating (Target 0.5 per cent each year) and address the current over provision of Leisure Centres.

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Durham Railway Paths Event

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

The Ushaw Moor Action Group submitted a bid to the Area Action Partnership to develop the Broompark Picnic area and connecting rail paths as a family recreation open space.  Consultants and Landscape Architects are drawing up a master plan and would like to hear the views of the local community.

Date, time and venue details are outlined below.

Council confirms consultation on leisure centre closure plans From The Northern Echo

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

A COUNCIL has formally confirmed its intention to consult on closing six leisure centres in the region.

Durham County Council will meet on Wednesday to discuss the issue, after the proposals were revealed in The Northern Echo on Monday.Centres in Ferryhill, Coxhoe and Sherburn as well as Glenholm in Crook, Deerness in Ushaw Moor and Abbey in Pity Me could close if third party operators cannot be found.

via Council confirms consultation on leisure centre closure plans From The Northern Echo.

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Flats to rent in Ushaw Moor, Durham

February 22, 2011 Leave a comment

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Chester Osborne WMC FC | Ushaw Moor Cricket Club match report

February 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Match report:

A poor pitch created a very scrappy game where the Osborne progressed to the next round thanks to goals from Winn(2), Botcherby(2), Burrell and Attle.

via Chester Osborne WMC FC | Ushaw Moor Cricket Club match report.

Campaigners prepare for battle to save closure-threatened leisure centres (From The Northern Echo)

February 22, 2011 1 comment

Mr Wilson has been joined by Pat Glass, MP for north-west Durham, and Roberta Blackman-Woods, MP for Durham City, in launching a petition opposing the cuts which they will present to Number 10.

They point to the threatened Deerness Leisure Centre, in Ushaw Moor – a national centre for gymnastics which has produced more than 60 world and European medallists – as an example of the importance of leisure centres.

Durham County Council has already said consideration will be given to clubs, particularly Deerness Gymnastics Club, as it looks for third parties to run the leisure centres during the expected consultation period. If none can be found the alternative is demolition and disposal of the sites which could raise millions if they were developed for housing.

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