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Swansea leisure facilities set for extended council support

The LC.

Swansea Council is set to extend its pandemic funding for its key leisure facilities to keep up their high-quality services for residents across the city.

The council’s ruling cabinet is due to discuss a possible extension of funding arrangements for its contract-managed premises, including the LC, community leisure centres, the Wales National Pool Swansea (WNPS) and Plantasia.

The support could be in place until March next year and would cover the facilities’ pandemic-related losses and recovery plans.

Robert Francis-Davies, the council’s cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: “Our leisure facilities are key to creating an active and healthy Swansea now and in future – these are our buildings, managed for us by our partners, and it’s right that they should be supported financially during what remains a tremendously difficult time.

“As we emerge from the pandemic Swansea Council intends to stand side-by-side with our partners to support these much-needed facilities which are vital to the health and wellbeing of so many in our communities including children, families and older people.”

When the cabinet meets on June 17, it will be asked to underwrite financial deficits for the services’ costs, in relation to their Swansea operations.