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The management of King Edward VI Leisure Centre in Lichfield has officially been handed over.
Lichfield District Council has handed the site over to King Edward VI School who will reopen the facility on January 8.
Rebranded as the King Edward VI Sports Centre, it will become part of the school’s facilities and be available to local clubs on a lettings basis.
Headteacher Jane Rutherford said: “From January, King Edward VI Sports Centre and the synthetic football pitch will be available for regular bookings from Monday to Friday throughout the year, with the possibility of weekend use longer term where viable.
“We look forward to seeing its continued use in the new year as a great local facility for the community.”
The move means pay and play facilities will no longer be available at the site.
Councillor Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet member for leisure, said: “We’re really pleased the school is making the leisure centre available for community use, and we’re proud to have refurbished the centre’s synthetic football pitch earlier this year, which we know is important to sports clubs.
“We’re confident the team at the school will do a great job making the centre available to the local community.”
All enquiries, including new bookings, should be directed to Jan Harvey, business manager for King Edward VI School, at email@example.com or by calling 01543 255714.