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Gymnastic club may take over Deerness Valley Leisure Centre

A GYMNASTICS club training aspiring Olympic stars could help take over its home leisure centre to save it from closure, it has emerged.

Leaders of Deerness Gymnastics Club, which has produced several national champions, have joined an action group to save Deerness leisure centre, in Ushaw Moor, near Durham.

The centre is one of six facing the axe under Durham County Council plans to save 1.3m a year.

The Deerness campaigners, who also include parish councillors, residents and centre users, hope to convince the council to spare its facility or – if that fails – to run it themselves as a social enterprise.

More than 150 people packed out a hall in the leisure centre on Saturday, as a public meeting was held to discuss its future.

via Gymnastic club may take over threatened leisure centre (From The Northern Echo).

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