A plan has been submitted by the Grimsby Ice Rink Community Group to secure the facility for the future.
Councillors have voted to give the ice rink at Grimsby Leisure Centre to the community. The rink is due to be transferred to the group after they prepared a business plan that shows they intend to fund and manage it.
A meeting at Grimsby Town Hall in December 2016 ended with councillors voting to close the ice rink, stating that it would require significant investment from the council to remain open.
The rink has been open since 1975 and has fought off a number of potential closures throughout the years, however, following a meeting on August 2nd, the site will now be run by willing volunteers.
It was a unanimous vote and it is exactly what the town needs, members of the community stepping up and taking on facilities that are no longer sustainable for the council to run. It is a great result that has impressed councillors with the way that the group have worked hard to put together a sound business case.
The transfer to Grimsby Ice Rink Community Group from the council is aimed to be completed by the end of August and we look forward to seeing it go from strength to strength.