Lightwaves to stay open

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LIGHTWAVES has been saved from closure after council bosses agreed to transfer it to a community group on Tuesday.

Next Generation Youth and Community Project will take over the running of the Marsh Way leisure centre, which Wakefield Council said last year it could no longer afford to run.

The pool area will be closed when the new Sun Lane pool opens this summer.

And Next Generation have been given two years to transform Lightwaves’ pool area into an extreme sports arena.

But if they fail the council will sell the building.