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South Holland District Council formally submits £20million Levelling Up bid to transform Castle Sports Complex in Spalding

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Council leaders have formally submitted their application for £20million to transform one of the district's leisure centres.

South Holland District Council is hoping to remodel the Castle Sports Complex in Spalding if their bid for Government Levelling Up money is successful.

Three new swimming pools, a new 3G football pitch along with a changing pavilion and a games area could be created at the leisure centre if the application is approved.

The Castle Swimming Pool in Spalding. (58397422)
The Castle Swimming Pool in Spalding. (58397422)

The district along with their partnership colleagues, East Lindsey District and Boston Borough Councils, are hoping to attract a total of £48m Government investment into the three areas.

Coun Nick Worth, Deputy Leader of South Holland District Council and Portfolio Holder for People, Places, Economy, feels the application would make a big difference to the area.

He said: "This ambitious bid is all about improving the lives of the people of South Holland.

"From improved leisure and sports facilities to extra care housing for our older residents, this bid will help bring new health and wellbeing services to the district. If successful, the bid will have a significant and transformative impact on our residents, young and old.

“We have a bid which can deliver real change to people’s lives and to achieve that, will be a great thing for the district.”

The Castle Sports complex bid also includes community rooms and space dedicated for use to provide a health and wellbeing hub including services for mental health, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and dementia support.

The council also says the money would also support an Extra Care housing scheme in South Holland specifically for the district’s older residents.

An announcement on the Levelling Up bids is expected in the autumn.

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