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Leisure centre fight stepped up (From The Northern Echo)

CAMPAIGNERS are stepping up efforts to save six councilrun leisure centres threatened with closure.

A day of action to save Sherburn leisure centre, one of six Durham County Councilowned facilities facing closure, was held yesterday, with villagers gathering signatures to take their petition closer to its 5,000-name target.

Lib Dem county councillor Carol Woods said: “It went very well. So many people in Sherburn have already signed, so we had people take the petition to other villages such as Pittington and Shadforth.

“I have every hope that we will get to 5,000.”

Meanwhile, Labour MP Roberta Blackman-Woods held talks in Durham Town Hall with council chiefs and staff and activists from four under-threat centres in her constituency – Sherburn, Coxhoe, Ushaw Moor and Pity Me – to explore whether they could be run privately or by community groups.

via Leisure centre fight stepped up (From The Northern Echo).

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