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Car parking extension at Waterfield Leisure Centre underway

Published Wednesday, 25th February 2015

Melton Borough Council and SLM Ltd are pleased to announce that the car park extension to Waterfield Leisure Centre is due to commence on 9th March 2015.

As a result of this work there will be an additional 20 spaces including four disabled parking spaces created. The appointed contractor is Minster surfacing and they will be working closely with SLM during the period of construction to minimise disruption to customers and local residents.

Cllr David Wright said:

“ Since the successful refurbishment of the Centre in October 2012 the improved facilities have been in high demand and at peak times parking has been an issue. These changes aim to relieve the pressure on the parking arrangements and improve the facilities for customers, as well as helping to address some of the concerns of the local residents about inconsiderate parking.”

The work is expected to be completed by the end of March 2015 and during the period of works SLM have entered into an arrangement with the Town Estate for use of Wilton Park car park as an overspill.

Further details will be given to customers at Waterfield Leisure Centre and visitors to the car park.

SLM Waterfield Leisure Centre General Manager Matthew Hopkin stated:

"This is a great redevelopment scheme much needed for the centre and will enable all of our members and swimming lesson parents to have much better parking arrangements during peak times. We are pleased everyone will now benefit from some increased space availability and a much improved car park. SLM have been working hard with the council to overcome the issues and this will ease much of the pressure on parking spaces at peak times"

The plan shows the layout of car park following the works.

For more information please contact:

Name: David Blanchard

Melton Borough Council

Telephone: 01664 502416

Email: dblanchard@melton.gov.uk

Editors Note

The cost of the works are in the region of £65k and MBC & SLM have both contributed towards the capital costs.