Shropshire Council

Whitchurch Swimming and Fitness Centre – public consultation

  • Period: 06 June 2022 - 31 July 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • Audiences: Everyone
  • Topics: Community and living, Leisure and culture
  • Type: Public

Shropshire Council announced the permanent closure of Whitchurch Swimming Centre in June 2021 following the discovery of extensive structural issues that were identified during the closure of the facility due to coronavirus. It's now a priority of Shropshire Council to provide a new facility for the community in Whitchurch with a projected opening in Autumn 2025.

Business case modelling and a facility mix study have been undertaken as part of a detailed feasibility study to provide a replacement facility in Whitchurch that will have the following core aims:

  1. Improve the health and wellbeing of Whitchurch residents through more physical activity/sport
  2. Invest in a high-quality leisure facility in the town centre which provides accessible and inclusive activities for all
  3. Engage people who may not traditionally engage in leisure activities and physical activity
  4. Be operationally sustainable and environmentally sustainable with carbon neutral targets, and encourage users to adopt ‘active travel’ – cycling and walking

Shropshire Council's cabinet on 27 April 2022 resolved:

To agree that the proposed plans be the subject of a formal public consultation exercise and that a further report be brought to cabinet following completion of the consultation.

We're now seeking your views on proposals for the new facility. To have your say, just click on the 'How to get involved' tab.

Artists impression of Whitchurch leisure centre

Have your say on proposed plans for a new leisure facility in Whitchurch.

Go to our short survey »

If you'd like the survey in an alternative format, please use the email below to request a copy, or call our Customer Services team on 0345 678 9000 and explain any support you need to allow you to respond.

You can also respond to this consultation in writing:

  • Email:
  • Post: Feedback and Insight Team, Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shropshire SY2 6ND

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