Future of Boston Spa changing rooms up for discussion

Changing rooms at Stables Lane, Boston Spa, burnt down in December 2014. (S)
Changing rooms at Stables Lane, Boston Spa, burnt down in December 2014. (S)
  • Stables Lane changing rooms were burnt to the ground in December
  • The Parish Council is now calling for the public to play their part in discussions of what could replace them
  • All opinions will form part of the parish’s annual public meeting in May

The future of Stables Lane changing rooms in Boston Spa is up for discussion, according to the Parish Council.

Burnt to the ground in December 2014, the council is currently looking into the insurance of the pavilion.

However, it has decided to invite members of the public to have their say on what they would like to see replace the changing rooms, formerly used by both Boston Spa and Bramham Football Clubs.

Parish Coun David Thomson said: “We have a number of choices.

“Is it appropriate to just replace what is there, is that the best use of the building on that site?

“Should it be more community-friendly? That is why we want to try to find out and get the community’s thoughts.”

West Yorkshire Police, treating the case as deliberate, arrested a 28-year-old Leeds man in December on suspicion of arson and he is currently on police bail pending further enquiries.

“We all have different views on the parish council, but what is more important is what the views of the community,” Coun Thomson added.

“The pavilion was only ever used for the footballers to change in, but we could change that.

“A children’s play are is certainly in people’s minds, but it was previously cleared away because it was badly vandalised.”

Once suggestions are made, they will form part of discussions at the parish’s public meeting in May.

To make a suggestion, go to the Parish Council’s website at www.bostonspapc.org.uk