Broadbridge Heath Olympic legacy?

JPCT-24-11-11 S11480229a Horsham District Coucil, Park North, protest Broadbridge Heath Leisue Centre closure -photo by steve cobb
JPCT-24-11-11 S11480229a Horsham District Coucil, Park North, protest Broadbridge Heath Leisue Centre closure -photo by steve cobb
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MORE Olympic athletes are expected to train at Broadbridge Heath Leisure centre next year – just months before the building faces demolition.

Horsham District Council admitted this week that the Bahamas National Olympic Committee has just signed an ‘understanding’ between themselves and Crawley Borough Council to use training camp facilities.

A spokesperson said: “As yet we don’t know the make up of the team or indeed any of the detail of their training requirements.”

The Caribbean nation of Grenada is already planning to use the leisure centre at its pre-Games training camp in the two to three weeks leading up to the London 2012 Olympics.

And the council has said that it is also in talks with other groups who might want to use Broadbridge Heath facilities in the run up to the Games.

A consultants’ report on the future of the leisure centre has pointed out that closing the athletics track “would cause significant reputational damage to the council” because the council is likely to face an increase in demand for its use following the Olympics.

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