Haltwhistle leisure facilities at risk
Last updated at 08:11, Wednesday, 07 November 2012
SERVICES at Haltwhistle’s Swimming and Leisure Centre are under threat due to a funding crisis.
Members of Haltwhistle Town Council have been toldalmost £18,000 needs to be spent as a matter or urgency, or some facilities could close at the centre, which operates as an independent charity.
Leaking roofs above the squash court and store area for swimming pool equipment iscausing damage to the floor and ceiling, while water from gutters is dripping through the edges of the roof.
In addition, damage has been caused to perimeter fencing by vandals.
**See this Friday's Hexham Courant for full story.
First published at 08:09, Wednesday, 07 November 2012
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1885Saturday, June 20th, 1885
Over 2,000 people attended the Temperance Gala held at Greencroft Park, Haltwhistle.
Led by the Bardon Mill Brass Band, 12 temperance societies paraded through the town, prior to an open air meeting in the park.
During the event the Rev. J.M. Russel condemned the House of Commons for rejecting a proposal to increase taxes on spirits and beer.