Joy follows a reprieve for leisure centre

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save Houghton Regis Leisure Centre from the axe are delighted that it will now stay open in 2012/13.

Central Beds Council’s executive committee has decided to appoint a new contractor to run the centre in the coming year.

That followed talks between the council, Houghton Regis Leisure Centre Action Group and Houghton Regis Town Council.

Councillor Brian Spurr said budget pressures meant the unitary council had had to consider whether it was financially viable to keep the centre running.

He said a solution had been found, through working with local people and organisations.