Community centre to be refurbished

Work is due to begin this month on the refurbishment of a sports and community centre in south east Northumberland.

As part of Northumberland County Council’s ongoing improvement programme, extensive works are to be carried out at Newbiggin Sports and Community Centre from Tuesday, May 26, and August 15.

The works will include:

n Renewal of the sports hall heating;

n New heating and ventilation to the squash courts;

n Refurbishment of the male and female changing areas; and

n Refurbishment to reception and main corridor leading to the sports hall.

During the works, there will be no access to the gym, sports hall, squash courts and existing reception.

A temporary reception will be based in the bar and current classes will be housed in the Wansbeck Suite wherever possible.

The centre will try where possible to find alternative places for sports hall bookings during the renovation period.

Existing gym users will have access to other Active Northumberland gyms and centres during the period of these works.

For more information on the closure of the sports centre, call (01670) 542222 or visit