Kellingley Sports Pavilion: Repair work promised within weeks at community sports pavilion amid £11,000 roof issues

Urgent repairs to a deteriorating sports pavilion will be carried out ‘within weeks’, a meeting was told.

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.

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

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

Kellingley Sports PavilionKellingley Sports Pavilion
Kellingley Sports Pavilion

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

Responding to the question at a full council meeting, Cllr 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.

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

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

Cllr 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”.