New investment sought for Woodhall Spa

Since we started this blog just over a year ago we have reported on some important developments in Woodhall Spa, such as the acquisition of the old aerodrome by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, the ongoing plans to restore the Spa itself, the Petwood Hotel Peto Gardens and the Woodhall Spa Football Club buildings, and the Book Fayre redevelopment.

All these improvements necessarily involve major investment, and now we hear that there’s more to come:

Busy as ever this summer, Jubilee Park is planning a major upgrade, including a new gym and fitness studio at the pool. In a frank interview for the East Lindsey Target, Tim Peacock, of Jubilee Park Woodhall Spa Ltd, explains : “We have a vision and we are consulting with the community to get their views.The ideas are to upgrade the existing female changing facilities at the pool to family changing and convert the existing male changing rooms to a 30 station gym. Outside we would like to create lido style changing cabins and put a health and fitness and exercise studio alongside the existing building.

We are looking at ways to raise more income for the park over a 12 month period not just for the short season. Bookings for the caravan site means we are breaking even but we need to make the park sustainable for the future.”

Woodhall Spa United Football Club’s supporters have their fingers crossed as they await a decision by the Football Association on their bid for half the cost of a new clubhouse on Abbey Road. Coach and committee member Mark Webb comments: “We are in the planning process for a major refurbishment and extension. If the plans go ahead, it will be some achievement for the village and for the 120 children who play in the club’s nine junior sides.”

Also reported in the Target, Cllr Craig Leyland, leader of East Lindsey District Council and ward member for Woodhall Spa said: “Success breeds success in Woodhall Spa. The plans for the spa, those by Jubilee park and the others will be fantastic. “Woodhall Spa’s history is as an attraction and it continues to draw people here. Making it more of an attraction with improved facilities will expand tourism I am sure.”

Thanks to the East Lindsey Target.

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