Leisure group sees £100k loss


Not a great start for the social enterprise Better (also known as GLL) as it ends its first year running the Sands Centre, Carlisle Pools, Bitts Park and the Sheepmount Athletics Stadium under contract from Carlisle City Council. Here's what councillors were told this week:

"Although this year was positive overall, the leisure provision has not fully recovered from the 2015 floods with a number of facilities still affected."

Most of the loss came from the Sands Centre, which is in line for a big redevelopment in the next decade or so to add swimming pools and a new auditorium.


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