BREAKING: Charitable Trust to take on leisure services in Louth and Mablethorpe

Leisure Centre
Leisure Centre

East Lindsey District Council has today accepted a business plan from Magna Vitae, a Charitable Trust formed to operate leisure and cultural services in the district from January 2015.

From January, Magna Vitae will take responsibility for operating Louth’s Meridian Leisure Centre and Wood Lane football pitches, the Charles Street Recreation Ground, and the London Road Pavilion. The Trust will also take responsibility for the Station Sports Centre in Mablethorpe and the Multi-Use Games Area in Sutton on Sea.

In addition, the Trust will also manage festivals and events including SO Festival and Wolds Words.

An ELDC statement said: “As well as safeguarding the future provision of services, Magna Vitae will look to access new funding opportunities to develop and improve the services it provides for the benefit of local people and visitors to the district.

Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at the Council, Councillor Adam Grist, said: “In recent years the District Council has invested around £15m into improving leisure and cultural provision in the district, and the Council decision today will ensure that investment is protected in to the future.

“Forming Magna Vitae and transferring leisure and cultural services from January 1 means the people of East Lindsey will continue to have access to a first class package of great leisure centres and festivals well into the future.

“I have no doubt that Magna Vitae will be a huge success.”

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