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Barton residents get chance to see new community facility

Barton residents get chance to see new community facility

13 April 2018

Exciting plans showing the new £1.5m community facility in Barton will go on display at Baysgarth leisure centre on Wednesday 18 April between 3pm and 7pm.

Residents are invited to see the plans in 3D and will be taken on a virtual tour of the building.

Following extensive consultation last year, the original plans were amended to incorporate residents’ suggestions.

A range of key services will be transformed to create an integrated community offer including wider opportunities for healthy and active lifestyles, community learning and activities for all ages. 

The new facility will improve and expand services on offer in the Barton area. Integration of services will allow for greater access and flexibility.

The building transformation work is anticipated to start this summer and finish Spring 2019.  The new facilities will include:

• A purpose-built library and customer information and advice area
• Specific facilities for health and wellbeing support
• Internet café with enhanced refreshment facilities
• Improved self-service access
• Extended car park to accommodate more customers
• Comprehensive, high quality leisure facilities
• Opportunities for the community to celebrate the uniqueness of the Barton area

The project will create around 20 construction jobs.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“This is a huge investment that will benefit residents of Barton and surrounding areas. The new facility is an extension onto the existing Baysgarth leisure centre, almost twice its size.

“It will enable people to access a whole range of services under one roof from leisure and health, job opportunities, adult education, and advice and information on a whole range of things. Not to mention the children’s library reading area, early years and parent reading and homework classes.

“I hope residents will come along to see what their new facility will look like – by joining up lots of services, we are providing a much more efficient service to residents.”

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First Published:13 April 2018