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Chippenham's Olympiad to be brought under council-management

Wiltshire Council have confirmed more information about their plans to bring all of the leisure centres under their management, with the transition coming into effect from October 2021.

In December 2020, a decision was made to bring council leisure centres back in-house with the aim of supporting people to be as active as possible.

The Council currently operates 10 leisure centres across the south and east of the county, with 10 leisure centres in the north and west of the county that are managed on behalf of the council by Places Leisure. From October 2021, all leisure centres will be managed by Wiltshire Council.

The leisure centres that will move from Places Leisure to Wiltshire Council management are:

  • Bradford on Avon Swimming Pool
  • Castle Place Leisure Centre, Trowbridge
  • Lime Kiln Leisure Centre, Royal Wootton Bassett
  • Leighton Recreation Centre, Westbury
  • Melksham Blue Pool & Gym
  • The Activity Zone, Malmesbury
  • The Olympiad, Chippenham
  • Trowbridge Sports Centre
  • Warminster Sports Centre
  • Westbury Swimming Pool

It is anticipated that Places Leisure staff will transfer to become Wiltshire Council employees, and plans are ongoing to ensure a smooth transition for Leisure centre users.  

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