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Serco Taking Over Leisure Centres

A local community campaign to save sports events at Cocks Moors Woods is asking for your support by signing a petition.

Here's what they say.

"For 27 years Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre has provided localized and national Sporting Events at the Sports Hall in Birmingham.

This year will see the end of these events in the sports hall, customers and staff have been informed that a new gym will be built into the sports hall leaving no space for Sports Events.

Therefore events such as Gymnastics, Trampolining, Jujitsu, Karate, Boxing, Kickboxing, Hockey, Roller Derbys, Fencing, Fishing Exhibitions, Cat Shows, Guitar & Drum festivals and Christmas Pantomimes will all be erased from our leisure centre.

This is a great loss, as we host some of the best grassroots sporting events in the country.

With your help we can keep these Sports Events at the centre

In the past we’ve seen British Olympian gold medalist MBE Beth Twiddle winning youth championships at Cocksmoors and progressing to become ‘Britain’s greatest ever gymnast’.

Two local events organizers Harborne based Gymnastics Club Revolution and Hall Green based International Combat Org have confirmed they will be forced to take their Sports competitions and members to other cities.

Leading to a Decline in Sports Participation in Birmingham

We should be concerned especially as a BBC Radio 5 live poll has found that around 1 in 5 people have been inspired to play Sport by the London Olympics.

The Sporting Events also attracts Tourism into Birmingham

During the late 80's and early 90's events such as 1940's themed parties, Bridge tournaments and Roller Disco's graced the centre with social competitive joy, positive activities like these could return with the right vision for the centre.

In Birmingham, over 25% of the population are obese - the third highest rate in the UK.

This appalling stat proves that we must increase sporting activity throughout the city.

Taking away a facility that can PREVENT further Obesity is certainly not the answer

Please sign this petition to say you want the leisure centre to continue hosting local and national sports club events, promoting a healthier city.

Lets work together to have a Positive Influence on the next generation "

Sign The Petition Here





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