Leisure Centre proposals

In September, the Cabinet considered a proposal to save £200k from the council’s Leisure Services budget.

This consultation is now closed

Have your say

The proposal focused on finding savings in three ways:

  • The closure of Knighton Sports Centre
  • Commercialising the Staylittle Outdoor Education Centre
  • Transferring the management of Llanfair Caereinion Leisure Centre to the high school

No decision has been taken as yet and discussions are taking place on all three proposals. Residents and interested parties have until 5pm on Monday 7th November to make their views on the proposals known, or to offer any alternative solutions.

Email: consultation@powys.gov.uk 

Write to: The Leisure and Recreation Services Manager, The Gwalia, Ithon Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys County Council, LD1 6AA

Public Meeting - Tuesday 1st November

A public meeting is taking place on Tuesday 1st November at Knighton Community Centre from 6 – 8pm for residents to come along and hear more about the rationale and ask questions to the cabinet member, the director and head of service.

Why do savings have to be made?

We have to reduce our spending across all services by approximately £29.8m over the next three years. This is mainly because there is an ongoing squeeze on public spending and a reduction in the grant that the council receives to deliver services.

A number of other services like libraries, schools and day care settings are also being tasked with making savings and this is one proposal amongst many.