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

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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