Re­cre­ation cen­tre set for facelift

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Open For Business -

Kingsnorth Re­cre­ation Cen­tre is set to re­ceive a facelift af­ter coun­cil­lors agreed to spend nearly £130,000 on im­prove­ments.

At a meet­ing last Thurs­day, Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil (ABC) Cabi­net mem­bers agreed to re­lease cash from the sec­tion 106 fund to en­hance the cen­tre in Field View.

A to­tal of £128,574.84 will be spent on ex­pand­ing the gym, build­ing a spin stu­dio, im­prov­ing the chang­ing shower and toi­let fa­cil­i­ties and en­hanc­ing the Lit­tle Acorns nurs­ery area.

Cllr Jes­samy Blan­ford said: “It is the first step to bring­ing for­ward more sports and leisure fa­cil­i­ties in Kingsnorth.

“The re­cre­ation cen­tre will be­come a key cen­tral hub for the area as hous­ing de­vel­op­ments come on stream.”

Cllr Jim Wedg­bury, ward mem­ber for Park Farm, which in­cludes Kingsnorth, said the cur­rent re­cre­ation cen­tre is in need of im­prove­ments.

He added: “It is start­ing to look a bit tired and it was built with fa­cil­i­ties that were thought to be suit­able at the time.

“This will im­prove the sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties for res­i­dents in Park Farm, Kingsnorth and the whole bor­ough.”

The cash still needs to be ap­proved by mem­bers at a full coun­cil meet­ing tonight (Thurs­day).

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