Urgent repair work to Kellingley Sports Pavilion promised ‘within weeks’

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Reassurances over the future of Kellingley Sports Pavilion were given after a councillor warned that its future was under threat due to the state of the building.

Coun Rachel Speak, Lib Dem councillor for Knottingley, tabled a question to Coun Les Shaw, cabinet member for resources and property, seeking answers.

Coun Speak said the roof is in “desperate need of repair”, with the cost to carry out the work almost £11,000.

The facility is a base for adult and youth sports teams.

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Kellingley Sports Pavilion.Kellingley Sports Pavilion.
Kellingley Sports Pavilion.

Responding to the question at a full council meeting, Coun Shaw said: “The property has already been visited.

“A scope of works is currently being put together to look at the roof, the changing rooms and paint and a number of different issues.

“The works will hopefully be completed in the near future. We want to get the work done, we all do.

“I haven’t got an exact date but it will be in the near future. The cost, obviously, will be through the council.

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Coun Speak then asked: “By time scales are we talking six months, 12 months, 18 months, two years?”

Coun Shaw said: “We are not talking months, we are talking weeks. We want to get this done as soon as possible.”

The pavilion and nearby Kellingley Social Club have been earmarked for a controversial £10m revamp.

The project was put on hold in May this year after critics described the scheme as “a waste of money”.

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