Residents invited to name the new Leisure Centre
09 April 2014
Residents are being invited to take part in a competition to come up with a name for the brand new leisure centre currently being built in Selby - and the lucky winner could win a twelve-month membership to the fitness facility.
The old Abbey Leisure Centre burnt down in February 2012 and as the steel structures for the new building near completion at the Scott Road site, Selby District Council and its leisure services provider, WLCT, are inviting residents to come up with a name for the new centre.
Cllr Gillian Ivey, Deputy Leader of the Council, said, "We want the new leisure centre to be used by lots of people so we want to involve everyone, old and young alike, to enter our competition to come up with a name for their new leisure centre.
"We're looking for something inventive and original, which reflects the new aspirations of the district as we move forward into the next phase of leisure provision with this fantastic state-of-the-art building.
"It could be a name that reflects the history of the town, something special or unique about the district or something more modern and forward looking," Cllr Ivey added.
The new leisure centre will include a health and fitness centre with up to 100 stations of equipment and dedicated changing facilities; a class and exercise studio; a refurbished synthetic sports pitch; a multi-use space for large classes, activities and sports such as judo, dance sessions, children's activities; meetings and private hire; plus a sauna and steam room. There will also be two swimming pools - a training pool and a six-lane 25m pool.
All of the suggestions will be considered by a panel of judges before the best name is selected. Submit your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name, address and contact telephone number. Paper entries can also be dropped off at our Access Selby customer contact centre, Market Cross, Selby. The winning entry will receive a twelve-month pass for the new leisure centre. If more than one person suggests the same name, the winner will be drawn at random. The closing date for entries will be 30 April 2014.
To keep up to date with news about membership offers for Profiles and new leisure centre, please visit www.wlct.org/selby or contact Profiles Selby via email@example.com or on 01757 213758.