South Leeds Sports Centre campaigners set for Civic Hall protest

South Leeds Sports Centre in Beeston

Campaigners fighting to get South Leeds Sports Centre reopened will today lobby councillors before a meeting of the full council at Leeds Civic Hall.

Councillors are meeting to set the budget in Leeds for the next financial year – a budget which sees the council attempting to save £55 million and cut 400 jobs. Full details of the proposed budget can be viewed on the Labour-run council’s website.

SPLASH campaigner Sally Cieslik said:

If you can make it please come to the Civic Hall at around 11.45am today to lobby councillors about cuts and remind that we want our Sports Centre reopened.

“Please meet at the back of the Civic Hall (opposite the Rose Bowl). Banners etc are welcome.”
Splash has also announced that the next meeting to organise its 1st April Olympic walk to highlight closed buildings in the area is on Monday 27 February at Hillside at 7.30pm (half an hour later than usual). 
The sports centre closed in November 2010 following a lengthy campaign to keep it open. Council officials cited falling user numbers and budget cuts as the main reasons for its closure.