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Protestors gather to stop cuts at leisure centres (From The Northern Echo)

A FIGHT to save six council-run leisure centres is spreading, with thousands of people speaking against closure proposals.

Labour-run Durham County Council, which is facing £125m of cuts over four years, has begin three months of consultation over closing leisure centres in Sherburn, Ushaw Moor, Coxhoe, Crook, Ferryhill and Pity Me, in County Durham.

A high-profile battle to save Ferryhill Leisure Centre is already under way.

Now people in Sherburn, Pity Me and Crook are joining the fight and campaign leaders hope to join forces and co-ordinate efforts.

In Sherburn, more than 2,000 people have signed a petition, 250 people attended a public meeting in Sherburn Village Workingmen’s Club, on Monday night, and 40 people staged a protest outside the centre yesterday, chanting “Save our sports centre”

via Protestors gather to stop cuts at leisure centres (From The Northern Echo).

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