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Camelford Leisure Centre: 'Phoenix From The Ashes'
8:37am 30th October 2014
Camelford Leisure Centre pulls off a 'phoenix from the ashes.'
Just two years after it was facing closure, bosses have turned around a 170 thousand pounds deficit.
It was the worst performing sports centre in the Duchy when the Council pulled funding and the community took over.
Now it is almost breaking even.
Assistant Manager Tom Cole says that is not just good for locals' health: "We very recently advertised for new staff. We've actually just taken on a lifeguard course and created new opportunities for people in the local area and for other organisations as well by training new staff which means there are going to be more jobs available in the local area."
The cuts mean others in Cornwall could face the same fate.
But campaigners say it proves our leisure centres are not doomed.
Camelford Councillor Rob Rotchell says: "The other leisure centres which are performing notionally better; they're starting from a better base. It's doable, it's definitely doable. It's hard work and it's not a five minute job but if Camelford can do it, other people can do it too."
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