Outer West residents deserve access to high-quality, local exercise and leisure facilities.
As Labour Councillors in Outer West Wards, we join Catherine McKinnell MP in calling on the Conservative Government to back Newcastle City Council’s bid for funding to redevelop the old West Denton Pool into a brand-new, state of the art £22million leisure centre.
Research shows that access to leisure facilities and physical activity is not only good for the body but is also beneficial to people’s mental wellbeing, improves community cohesion and reduces pressure on the NHS.
Since the devastating news that the old West Denton Pool would not re-open after the initial lockdown, we’ve made clear that residents in the Outer West must continue to have access to local sport and leisure facilities.
We’ve been working hard, alongside Catherine, Labour Leader of the Council Nick Forbes and Councillor Irim Ali, and wholeheartedly support the Council’s want to build a new leisure centre in the Outer West. The new centre would be a community hub with a swimming pool, sports hall and gym, as well as a café, library and hire space.
We believe that the Labour-led Council’s proposal will improve residents’ physical health and mental wellbeing, bring communities together and help to rejuvenate the Outer West.
We hope the Government will support the City Council’s bid and provide the necessary funding.
Cllr Simon Barnes (Denton and Westerhope)
Cllr David Cook (Lemington)
Cllr Steve Fairlie (Callerton and Throckley)
Cllr Alexander Hay (Kingston Park South and Newbiggin Hall)
Cllr Brian Hunter (Denton and Westerhope)
Cllr George Pattison (Kingston Park South and Newbiggin Hall)
Cllr Jacqui Robinson (Kingston Park South and Newbiggin Hall)
Cllr Kyle Webster (Lemington)
Cllr Linda Wright (Callerton and Throckley)