Stratford Park changing rooms to benefit from £225,000 refurbishment
2:01pm Friday 11th October 2013 in News
ALMOST £225,000 will be spent on refurbishing the changing rooms at Stratford Park Leisure Centre, in Stroud.
Stroud District Council had already committed around £167,000 to a new changing village with single sex changing rooms, family facilities and showers.
However there was a £61,000 shortfall for the project.
Councillors approved the additional funding at a full council meeting on Thursday, October 10.
Councillor June Cordwell, executive member for community services at SDC, said: "This project is the last piece of the jigsaw of a major overhaul of this fantastic amenity that we have in Stroud.
"The toilets at the moment are absolutely dreadful, so this is something that needs to be addressed.
"We want something clean and inviting that we would all want to use."
Plans include more baby changing facilities, better access for disabled users, a locker room and family changing facilities.
Stratford Park Leisure Centre has seen membership numbers rise considerably in the last two years.
Since company Everyone Active took over the running of the leisure centre in 2011, gym attendance has gone up from 720 a month to more than 5,000.
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