On online petition has been set up to encourage the Wexford County Council to take over the Courtown Leisure Centre…
The Courtown Leisure Centre went into liquidation recently and is now vacant.
Amnesties at the centre include a swimming pool, a gym, aqua-training, and wall-climbing.
An online petition was set up recently and at the time of writing, it has already surpassed over 1,400 online signatures:
“Courtown Adventure and Leisure Centre has entered into liquidation jeopardising the continued learning of thousands in North Wexford. As the only public swimming facility providing lessons in the Gorey area it has been a vital amenity for the provision of swimming lessons for children and adults alike.
The associated health benefits with regular exercise are widely accepted, for some the Courtown Adventure and Leisure Centre is their only outlet for regular exercise. Whether it’s swimming, aqua aerobics or using the gym, the loss of the facility will be keenly felt by people of all ages and abilities within the surrounding communities.
In a seaside area the loss of year-round swimming lessons to the local communities could result in a fear of using our beautiful beaches and the various offerings that come with those, such as surfing, sailing, sea-swimming etc. and in turn a loss of income for local businesses. In the worst cases the loss of swimming lessons at an early age could lead to mortalities because of a fear of the water.
We urge WCC to take these factors under consideration and to keep the Courtown Adventure and Leisure Centre open by taking over the ownership and operation of the facility,” the petition reads.
To sign the petition, check out the link here.
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