Have your say on community campus

PEOPLE are being asked to have their say on the new community campus planned for the Five Rivers Leisure Centre site.

A survey has been launched so that residents and existing users of the centre can say what they think about the way the centre operates at the moment and what they want to see there in the future.

Richard Clewer, Wiltshire councillor and chairman of Salisbury Area Board, said: “We have investigated what residents want to see delivered in the campus. As we enter the design phase we need to look at how to integrate the Campus into the existing Five Rivers complex.

“As part of that we need to understand what residents and users think about the way that Five Rivers works at the moment.

“This will allow us to make sure we maintain and hopefully enhance the services already there while also making improvements where possible.”

The new £8.5million campus will provide a ‘one stop shop’ for a wide range of community facilities, including learning disability and youth services as well as being a possible base for neighbourhood policing teams.

Wiltshire Council wants to sell off other buildings and save money by concentrating services under one roof and getting rid of ageing buildings that are costly to maintain. The proposal was given the go-ahead by Wiltshire Council in December last year and consultation is ongoing. With a community operations board advising councillors on what local people would like to see provided.

The design of the buildings will need to be approved through the planning process.

People can take part in the survey by visiting surveymonkey.com/s/7HG3TSZ or by picking up a paper copy at the leisure centre.

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