THE closure date for Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre has been confirmed with the doors shutting to the public on Monday April 15.

It will be out of action for around 14 months for an £8 million refurbishment and alternative arrangements are being put in place.

The site off Stenhouse Street is operated by Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, who are teaming up with Fife Council and OnFife to make the improvements. 

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The team at Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre will be available to assist on the following dates:

Membership support and assistance:  Wednesday (today), February 7 from 9am to 12pm and from 5pm to 7.30pm; Thursday, February 15 from 5pm to 7pm. 

Learn to swim support and assistance: Wednesday February 7 and Thursday, February 8, from 3pm to 6pm; and Monday, March 12 to Thursday, March 15, from 3pm to 6pm. 

As previously reported in the Times, a planning application for the £8m improvement scheme was submitted last year.

The project will refurbish and enhance the dry-side facilities, extend the gym space and create studio and library spaces.

The outdoor astroturf pitches will also be replaced with one larger synthetic pitch, and there will be more accessibility throughout the building. 

As part of the project, the town’s library will move from the High Street into the centre.