BREAKING NEWS: Three pools in the Five Towns could close

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Swimming pools in Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley could close.

Wakefield Council is looking at replacing Castleford and Pontefract pools with a new leisure centre, and closing the pool but upgrading the health and fitness section at Knottingley Sports Centre.

A report into the district-wide leisure review will be discussed by the council’s Cabinet next Tuesday. The report states that swimming facilities in the Five Towns need £1.3m of repairs and that the council cannot maintain its current leisure provision.

See this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express for the full story.