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Sports & Culture News

New community park will be “wheelie fun”

Plans to create an outdoor sports area at a Burnley recreation ground are set to get the green light.

The area in Hargher Clough would be set aside for wheeled sports such as skateboarding, BMX and scooters. It forms part of wider plans to develop the site as a neighbourhood park for south west Burnley.

Hargher Clough community association has raised £130,000 from a variety of sources, including a £50,000 contribution from Sport England, to fund the project. Local councillors also contributed £2,000 from their ward opportunities fund to help towards the cost.

Padiham gym gets an upgrade

New gym equipment is set to be installed at Padiham Leisure Centre before the end of the year, making sure gym members have access to the latest training technology available.

The equipment is on order and due to be installed next month (December).

The work also includes upgrading the air conditioning, some general decoration and the addition of a group cycling facility at the site.

New fitness areas and equipment for Padiham Leisure Centre

Padiham Leisure Centre is set to refurbish its gym by investing in state-of-the-art equipment.

Burnley Leisure, which runs the centre, plans to renew the ageing current equipment with up-to-date pieces and convert an under-utilised meeting room into a group cycling area for spinning classes.

Bosses hope the move will help retain membership numbers and attract new customers

The work is expected to take placein the autumn.

Towneley Hall appeal for new volunteers

Towneley Hall in Burnley is championing the work of its volunteers and encouraging others to join them by staging a Volunteer Weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday, 1st and 2nd April, staff at the hall will be holding informative drop-in sessions recognising the contribution of their current volunteers and providing an opportunity for residents to see what volunteering is like at the museum.

Anyone interested in finding out more about volunteering at Towneley is invited to attend the event on one of the days between 1pm and 4pm.

Burnley Leisure review highlights successes

The results of a review of Burnley Leisure will be reported to councilors next week.

The scrutiny review found the leisure trust offers impressive, modern and innovative facilities that are popular and well used. It also highlighted the need to continue to market and promote Burnley Leisure services to attract more members, particularly in light of the increased challenge from private gyms.

The scrutiny report will be considered by Burnley Council’s executive on 27th March.

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