Council fund flumes for Westgate Leisure Centre

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Westgate Leisure in Chichester ENGSUS00120120207130139

FAMILIES will soon enjoy flumes and floats at a leisure centre – thanks to a funding boost.

Chichester District Council is putting £33,000 towards water play features 
at Westgate Leisure Centre in a bid to boost income.

The money will provide the toddler pool with an under-the-sea-themed slide and interactive play panels. It will also include a new flume, with four flume features, seven interactive play panels, four mirrored portholes and three new floats.

The changes were discussed at a Chichester District Council cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

“It should improve the customer experience,” said Cllr Eileen Lintill.

She said the new features would help to keep children amused for longer.

The cost of upkeep was also included in the funding – but council officers 
are confident the leisure centre will 
boost the centre’s income, with money coming from birthday parties, 
tiny tots and sensory sessions.

Leader of the council, Heather Caird, praised the idea, saying ‘anything that keeps Westgate at the forefront of entertainment’ is a good idea.

Cllr Myles Cullen said the project was ‘worthwhile’ and would appeal to families.

The work should be complete by December.