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Green light for investment in Farnham Leisure Centre

Published Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Plans for a new adventure play facility at Farnham Leisure Centre have been unveiled by Waverley Borough Council to help boost children's activity levels in the borough.

In July 2018, the council approved a £1.5 million pound investment for improved leisure facilities in Farnham. Following a feasibility study, a detailed specification has been agreed which includes; a new adventure (soft) play, an extended cafe and seating and new energy efficiencies.

To accommodate the improvements, the onsite crèche, which is extremely underutilised, will be closed. The installation of the new play facility will boost provision for children and provide an alternative to the current crèche facilities, which have significantly declined in usage, due to the Government’s 30 hours funded childcare scheme, an increase in local childcare provision and a rise in popularity of parent and baby exercise classes offered at the centre.

In support of the council’s climate emergency declaration and commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030, energy efficiency measures including new boilers, additional LED lighting, and pool covers have been included in the project.

Work on redeveloping Farnham Leisure Centre is expected to start in spring 2021 and it will be the first centre to be renovated, with further investment planned for both Godalming and Cranleigh Leisure Centres.

 

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