16 August 2017
North Lincolnshire Council is revealing exciting plans for Barton, proposing to invest £1.2m in improving the library, local link, and health and wellbeing services. A consultation will ensure local residents have their say on the plans.
Extending Baysgarth Leisure Centre will create a one-stop shop for the people of Barton, providing advice information and support for all aspects of wellbeing, including access to library services.
Services will be more accessible and in one location for residents. Services currently located across a number of buildings will be located together, including those at Providence House and Barton Community Wellbeing Hub at Tofts Road.
New transport provision and additional parking will support access to the Baysgarth site.
Providence House will be retained for community use with a focus on family health.
Don’t miss the opportunity to have your say:
The consultation will start on Friday 18 August and end Friday 15 September.
To have your say online and to see the plans, go to the Current Consultations page.
A consultation event will also be held on 11 September at Baysgarth Leisure Centre in Barton from 3pm to 7pm for residents to have a look at the plans and share their views.
Residents can also see the plans and record their views at Baysgarth Leisure Centre and Providence House using the drop boxes provided.
Cllr Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for Community Wellbeing, said:
“At a time when other councils are reducing investment in libraries, we in North Lincolnshire are proud to be investing and creating new ones. Our wellbeing services are valued by many older residents and we believe that by extending activities to include those available in the leisure centre, we can enable a much better quality of life.
“We believe that families will gain a great deal from the proposed changes, particularly when there could be programmes of swimming and reading activities for young children, a quiet place for studying, sport sessions and older resident health advice clinic all happening at the same time.
“We are committed to ensuring access to the new facility too and proposals for public transport will be available at the consultation and also there will be extended parking provision on site.
“Before a final decision is made, we want residents to look at the plans and share their views with us. All comments made on the proposals will be taken on board.
“Please do go along to the consultation event to have you say or go online to share your views.”