Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley is urging Larkhall residents to make their views known on what Larkhall’s new leisure centre should look like.
South Lanarkshire Council have launched a consultation, which runs until Friday 18th March 2022, into the planned replacement of the aging leisure centre which is still well used by the Larkhall community.
Larkhall Leisure Centre opened in January 1966 and, over the years, the facility has had additional work carried out including an extension in 1985 and major refurbishments to the original building in 1996.
In total, £9 million has been committed to replacing the leisure centre by the council and the Glasgow City Region Deal.
A number of options are being considered by the council and it is anticipated that the new facility would either be on the same site or a site adjacent to the current leisure centre.
It is also being considered how the new facility will complement other community assets in Larkhall.
Commenting, Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley said:
“The current Larkhall Leisure Centre has been a much-loved part of the community for more than half a century but it is now reaching the end of its viable life.
“Residents now have the chance to comment on what a replacement facility should look like and what it should contain.
“Ensuring the people of Larkhall have a dedicated leisure space for decades to come is important for the wellbeing of the community.
“I would encourage everyone, whether you use the current facility or not, to make your views known to South Lanarkshire Council so that they can provide Larkhall with a leisure centre which is fit for the future.”
For further information and to take part in the consultation, visit https://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/LarkhallLeisureCentre