At the latest full council meeting, a proposal by DUP Councillor John McAuley, passed which could see the recovery plan to reopened CCGBC leisure facilities – ‘accelerated’.
“Delighted to see my proposal for an accelerated recovery plan for Leisure Facilities re-opening passed at tonights Full Council.”
Said Cllr McAuley, going on to explain the proposed three phase plan:
“This will be based on a 3 phase plan with a target date of reduced services resuming on Monday 17th August including Gyms, Studios/Classes, Swimming Pools, Cafes, Changing Pavillions and Community Centres with specific focus on those providing Childcare.
“Phase 2 is then planned to follow with fewer restrictions and finally Phase 3 with a date TBC.
“Following contact from many constituents, I hope this helps resolve the various valid concerns and wishes, despite delays to date which are regrettable to many of us.”
The proposal was seconded by independent Councillor, Stephanie Quigley.
In conclusion Cllr McAuley warned:
“Please note due to Covid19, this plan will be fluid and ultimately driven moving forward by The NI Executive and Governing Body restrictions whilst avoiding any local ‘lock downs’ and the dreaded possible second wave which hopefully doesnt materialise.”