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"Bath & North East Somerset Council has appointed Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) to operate its leisure facilities from July 1, following an extensive tendering process. Leader of the Council, Councillor Tim Warren (Conservative, Mendip), said: “This is great news for local residents. The contract will deliver an estimated £17 million of investment to modernise and upgrade the Council’s leisure centres.

GLL is a Charitable Social Enterprise with significant leisure experience, and is committed to working with the Council to deliver its objectives of raising levels of physical activity and tackling health inequalities as set out in the Fit for Life strategy.

Once a suitable site has been identified, GLL will be responsible for the construction of a new leisure facility in Keynsham, to include a swimming pool, learner pool, fitness suite and studio space, as the current facility has reached the end of its useful life.

It will also take responsibility for a major refurbishment of Bath Sports and Leisure Centre that will include new and innovative products for the centre. The new contract will also cover Culverhay Leisure Centre, Chew Valley Leisure Centre, Odd Down Playing Fields and the Pavilion.

As part of their focus on increasing physical activity and sports participation, as well as reducing health inequalities, GLL has also committed to introducing a standardised leisure card scheme and concessionary pricing structure, including discounts for students and disabled users. Talented athletes across Bath & Somerset will also be able to access funding and sponsorship from the GLL Sport Foundation, which aims to support and develop young sportsmen and women in order to help them achieve their sporting ambitions."

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