Released on 27 November 2017 Press Release
Stratford-on-Avon District Council's Cabinet has today, Monday 27 November, agreed to safeguard the future of the Greig Centre in Alcester.
Following legal advice, the District Council's Cabinet has agreed to serve six months' notice to terminate the long standing Leisure Agreement with the Greig Trustees. The Cabinet is aware of the long held local desire to reopen The Greig Hall, an asset valued by the community.
Cllr Chris Saint, Leader of Stratford-on-Avon District Council says: "This has been a concern to the District Council for some time and we are making every effort to keep this valuable facility open for the people of Alcester and the surrounding area, by acquiring the property.
"So by taking this decision today, the District Council should be able to safeguard the future of the Greig Centre and provide valuable much needed investment in the leisure facilities for future generations.
"We anticipate the site coming back under the District Council's control when we will firstly look to refurbish the Lifestyles Sports Hall at the Greig Centre and also work with local representatives to reopen the Greig Hall."
£250,000 has already been earmarked by the District Council, for the Lifestyles building, within the approved capital programme as part of the Corporate Strategy 2015-19 delivery programme.
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