Members of the board which is set to oversee how leisure facilities in West Norfolk are run has met for the first time.
A new trust, to be known as Alive Leisure, is expected to take over the management of several venues, including Lynnsport, Lynn’s Corn Exchange, the Downham Leisure Centre and the Oasis centre in Hunstanton, from July 1.
West Norfolk Council chiefs argue that the new body would save the borough up to £400,000 a year, though critics have questioned the process through which it was established.
The board members, led by chairman Peter Lemon, pictured above seated, met for the first time at Lynnsport on Tuesday for a training session.
Mr Lemon said: “We will have our work cut out for us, as we need to ensure that we provide first class facilities whilst maintaining value for money.
“We will be looking for new funding opportunities and working closely with the council in the delivery of a wide range of activities.
“I am delighted with the board we have in place and am confident that the new trust will continue the good work of the council, ensuring that people have access to good quality facilities around the borough.”
Pictured with Mr Lemon are fellow board members, from left, Michael Andrews, Sarah Juggins, Ian Trundley, Abbie Panks, Dr Ian Mack and Elizabeth Nockolds. MLNF14AM01205