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Craigavon Leisure Centre Decision Deferred

15 January, 2019 - by Liam Mackle

Sinn Féin Councillors in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council have secured the deferral of a decision on the working model for Craigavon's new £30m Leisure Centre. The building of the Leisure Centre is expected to be completed in Summer 2020 and debate is ongoing regarding its operational model. 

Sinn Féin Deputy Group Leader, Cllr Liam Mackle has said existing leisure staff and their union representatives must be afforded the opportunity to participate in the discussion.

Cllr Mackle said:

 “We have been engaging with the unions and leisure staff and tonight proposed that a decision be deferred until the unions have had an opportunity to present to councillors.“We are pleased this proposal enjoyed all party support. A special meeting of the committee will now be scheduled for February. 

“Our position remains - this new £30m leisure facility funded by the ratepayer should remain in council ownership and be delivered by our capable and talented leisure staff.” 

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