Competition launched to name new Selby leisure centre

Steelwork being erected on the site of the new Selby Leisure centre in Scott Road

Steelwork being erected on the site of the new Selby Leisure centre in Scott Road

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RESIDENTS in Selby have been invited to choose the name for the town's new leisure centre.

A competition has been launched to urge residents to submit names for the new Scott Road centre, with the winner being given a 12-month membership to the facility.

The competition has been organised by Selby District Council with Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust, which provides the authority's leisure services, ahead of the leisure centre's opening next year.

Councillor Gillian Ivey, deputy leader of the council, said: "We want the new leisure centre to be used by lots of people so we want to involve everyone, old and young alike, to enter our competition to come up with a name for their new leisure centre.

"We're looking for something inventive and original, which reflects the new aspirations of the district as we move forward into the next phase of leisure provision with this fantastic state-of-the-art building. It could be a name that reflects the history of the town, something special or unique about the district or something more modern and forward looking."

The previous Abbey Leisure Centre was almost completely destroyed by a fire in February 2012, and work on the new centre - which will cost upwards of £6 million, with about £2 million funding from Sport England - started earlier this year.

The new centre will include a health and fitness centre with up to 100 pieces of equipment, a class and exercise studio, a synthetic sports pitch, a sauna and steam room, and two swimming pools - a training pool and a six-lane 25m pool.

All submitted suggestions will be considered by a panel of judges and should be emailed to communications@selby.gov.uk along with your name, address and contact telephone number.

Alternatively, paper entries can also be dropped off at Access Selby in Market Cross. The closing date for entries is April 30.

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9:33am Fri 11 Apr 14

Hereiamagainhaha says...

The pits.....
The pits..... Hereiamagainhaha
  • Score: 2

9:40am Fri 11 Apr 14

A19A64 says...

How about `Selby Leisure Centre`?
How about `Selby Leisure Centre`? A19A64
  • Score: 13

9:41am Fri 11 Apr 14

CHISSY1 says...

Hereiamagainhaha wrote:
The pits.....
What is wrong with with a competition for naming of the center.Your comment shows your ignorance.
[quote][p][bold]Hereiamagainhaha[/bold] wrote: The pits.....[/p][/quote]What is wrong with with a competition for naming of the center.Your comment shows your ignorance. CHISSY1
  • Score: -12

10:08am Fri 11 Apr 14

Hereiamagainhaha says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
Hereiamagainhaha wrote:
The pits.....
What is wrong with with a competition for naming of the center.Your comment shows your ignorance.
It must be wonderful being such a perfect person.....
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hereiamagainhaha[/bold] wrote: The pits.....[/p][/quote]What is wrong with with a competition for naming of the center.Your comment shows your ignorance.[/p][/quote]It must be wonderful being such a perfect person..... Hereiamagainhaha
  • Score: 5

10:33am Fri 11 Apr 14

CHISSY1 says...

Hereiamagainhaha wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
Hereiamagainhaha wrote:
The pits.....
What is wrong with with a competition for naming of the center.Your comment shows your ignorance.
It must be wonderful being such a perfect person.....
Comes natural to me.So why your uneducated comment regarding the competition?.
[quote][p][bold]Hereiamagainhaha[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hereiamagainhaha[/bold] wrote: The pits.....[/p][/quote]What is wrong with with a competition for naming of the center.Your comment shows your ignorance.[/p][/quote]It must be wonderful being such a perfect person.....[/p][/quote]Comes natural to me.So why your uneducated comment regarding the competition?. CHISSY1
  • Score: -8

10:46am Fri 11 Apr 14

Hereiamagainhaha says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
Hereiamagainhaha wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
Hereiamagainhaha wrote:
The pits.....
What is wrong with with a competition for naming of the center.Your comment shows your ignorance.
It must be wonderful being such a perfect person.....
Comes natural to me.So why your uneducated comment regarding the competition?.
Oh dear.......
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hereiamagainhaha[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hereiamagainhaha[/bold] wrote: The pits.....[/p][/quote]What is wrong with with a competition for naming of the center.Your comment shows your ignorance.[/p][/quote]It must be wonderful being such a perfect person.....[/p][/quote]Comes natural to me.So why your uneducated comment regarding the competition?.[/p][/quote]Oh dear....... Hereiamagainhaha
  • Score: 4

2:37pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Tom6187 says...

NFS Leisure Centre - Normal For Selby
NFS Leisure Centre - Normal For Selby Tom6187
  • Score: 4

4:50pm Fri 11 Apr 14

CHISSY1 says...

Hereiamagainhaha wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
Hereiamagainhaha wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
Hereiamagainhaha wrote:
The pits.....
What is wrong with with a competition for naming of the center.Your comment shows your ignorance.
It must be wonderful being such a perfect person.....
Comes natural to me.So why your uneducated comment regarding the competition?.
Oh dear.......
Another one.
[quote][p][bold]Hereiamagainhaha[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hereiamagainhaha[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hereiamagainhaha[/bold] wrote: The pits.....[/p][/quote]What is wrong with with a competition for naming of the center.Your comment shows your ignorance.[/p][/quote]It must be wonderful being such a perfect person.....[/p][/quote]Comes natural to me.So why your uneducated comment regarding the competition?.[/p][/quote]Oh dear.......[/p][/quote]Another one. CHISSY1
  • Score: 0

5:02pm Fri 11 Apr 14

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

How about the CHISSY1 Leisure Centre.
It would be nice for Selby to recognise your contribution through the years.
How about the CHISSY1 Leisure Centre. It would be nice for Selby to recognise your contribution through the years. NoNewsIsGoodNews
  • Score: 1

6:59pm Fri 11 Apr 14

CHISSY1 says...

NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
How about the CHISSY1 Leisure Centre.
It would be nice for Selby to recognise your contribution through the years.
Someone else from a troubled childhood.
[quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: How about the CHISSY1 Leisure Centre. It would be nice for Selby to recognise your contribution through the years.[/p][/quote]Someone else from a troubled childhood. CHISSY1
  • Score: -2

6:50am Sat 12 Apr 14

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
How about the CHISSY1 Leisure Centre.
It would be nice for Selby to recognise your contribution through the years.
Someone else from a troubled childhood.
Well done Sigmund CHISSY1 of Selby.
Your talents are wasted on this site.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: How about the CHISSY1 Leisure Centre. It would be nice for Selby to recognise your contribution through the years.[/p][/quote]Someone else from a troubled childhood.[/p][/quote]Well done Sigmund CHISSY1 of Selby. Your talents are wasted on this site. NoNewsIsGoodNews
  • Score: 2

10:29am Sun 13 Apr 14

Ingsdreamer says...

How about the Phoenix Centre?

1. It is rising from the ashes of the old centre.
2. People will be using it to get fit and so be reborn
3. Makes a great logo to use on any uniforms and promo. material.


Pam Thorley
How about the Phoenix Centre? 1. It is rising from the ashes of the old centre. 2. People will be using it to get fit and so be reborn 3. Makes a great logo to use on any uniforms and promo. material. Pam Thorley Ingsdreamer
  • Score: 3

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