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Sports and leisure groups in line for council facilities boost

​​​​​​​Swansea Council is set to offer sports clubs and others a new chance to build strong futures for them and their supporters.

Ashlands Playing Fields

Ashlands Playing Fields

The council's cabinet could next week approve the principle of transferring some facilities to not-for-profit local organisations.

Cabinet members say this would help enable investment and sustainability of the facilities. This, in turn, would help develop a healthier city.

Council joint deputy leader David Hopkins said: "Local groups often ask to lease sport and leisure facilities. By managing the facilities themselves they can unlock investment."

Cabinet member Robert Francis-Davies said: "We've identified a number of sites and proposed leaseholders who could work with us and our community asset transfer policy."

The transfer policy has successfully facilitated a number of projects in recent years.

The newly identified facilities and leaseholders - who would be asked to pay a peppercorn rent for a suitable lease - include Ashlands/Banfields playing fields (pictured). They could be the subject of a long lease for Port Tennant Colts FC.

All transfers will be subject to the council's community asset transfer policy and may be subject to public consultation.


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