Leisure facilities in Lewisham

MQT on 2004-11-17
Session date: 
November 17, 2004
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given that your London Plan commits boroughs to "identifying sites for a range of sports facilities to meet local, sub-regional and wider needs" is it acceptable for the London Borough of Lewisham to demolish its main leisure centre in 2007, leaving the centre of Lewisham without any swimming facilities until at least 2010?


Answer for Leisure facilities in Lewisham

Answer for Leisure facilities in Lewisham

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I understand that although the London Borough of Lewisham proposes to re-develop the Ladywell sports centre for a much-needed school in 2007, it also intends to open a new leisure centre in the south of the borough in 2006 and another in the centre of the borough in 2010. In the medium term, this will provide local residents with enhanced leisure facilities, in line with the strategic objectives of the London Plan.

While resolution of this issue is essentially a borough matter, I have instructed officers to explore with the London Borough of Lewisham how the GLA may be able to help meet the needs of central Lewisham residents for swimming facilities during the development process.