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Special report: the battle to keep Britain's leisure centres open | Sean Ingle

Special report: the battle to keep Britain's leisure centres open | Sean Ingle
Wednesday 15
22:50 2020

“What people don’t always see is that we are more than just a swimming pool and a gym,” says Natalia Stothard, the business manager of the Pelican Centre in Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, as she starts to convey just how much the unprecedented crisis facing Britain’s leisure centres also risks devastating communities across the land – including her own. “There are high levels of deprivation within this borough – that’s why we have holiday camps where children are provided with a free meal at a really reduced rate,” says Stothard, who took over the centre in 2012 after it faced being ...

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Summary: “What people don’t always see is that we are more than just a swimming pool and a gym,” says Natalia Stothard, the business manager of the Pelican Centre in Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, as she starts to convey just how much the unprecedented crisis facing Britain’s leisure centres also risks devastating ...

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