Recreation centre set for facelift
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).