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New leisure centre for the Wantage and Grove area

on Fri, 25/08/2017 - 8:39am

To help meet the growing need for leisure facilities in the Wantage and Grove area, the Vale is planning to build a new leisure centre at Mably Way.  Their aim is for the new centre to open in 2020. 

The new facility will play an important part of the future of Wantage and Grove as the area adapts to the meet the needs of a growing population, with new homes and facilities expected at Monks Farm, Crab Hill and the Grove Airfield site.

The ambition is to deliver a new leisure centre that will address the growing demand for enhanced sport and leisure facilities, increasing participation in sport and physical activity for the whole community.

Your chance to find out about plans for the new leisure centre

If you wish to find out more about this project please come along one of our public drop-in sessions: 

  • Thursday 7 September at Wantage Leisure Centre, OX12 9BY – 8am to 8pm
  • Thursday 21 September at Old Mill Hall, Grove, OX12 7LB – 3pm to 8pm
  • An inclusive feedback session for people with disabilities will also take place at Wantage Leisure Centre on Monday 18 September at 6.30pm. 

At these events you’ll be able to find out about our plans for the new centre and talk to members of the project team.  You will also have the opportunity to complete a survey to let us know what you think. 

Anyone not able to attend these sessions will be able to view the plans and complete the survey online from 7 September by visiting

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From a news item on the Vale website; see the original <here>.