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.
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.