Powys County Council is undertaking a review of leisure centres in Powys, as part of a wider review of council services.

The authority has begun the in-depth review of the county’s leisure service and opportunities.

The review considers the provision, usage, running costs, carbon emissions and building conditions of the current offer, as well as other active leisure opportunities available to the people of Powys.

Cabinet Member for a More Prosperous Powys, Cllr David Selby said: “To expand on the participation and financial data we already have available, we are asking for your views to help us design a sustainable leisure offer for the future.

“This survey forms part of a county wide public engagement to give as many people as possible the opportunity to both give their views and ideas to improve and support our leisure facilities.

“I encourage as many people as possible to have their say in this important part of our leisure review.”

The council says it will analyse the data and feedback in order to identify some proposals for the creation of a sustainable long-term future, which provides opportunities for active lifestyles across the county.

The authority adds that it plans to consult with stakeholders and residents again in the autumn to consider options and develop a "road map" to a healthy and active Powys.

To take part in the online engagement exercise, please visit: https://www.haveyoursaypowys.wales/powys-leisure-review-2023

Paper copies of the survey are available to pick up from your local library and once complete you can hand it back to staff at a Powys Library or Freedom Leisure Centre. Alternatively you can scan it and email it to [email protected].

The closing date for responses is Monday, August 28 2023.

In December, proposals were approved by the Powys Cabinet to close three leisure centres and three swimming pools for three months over the winter to conserve energy.

After facing heavy criticism about the lack of public consultation and the impact the closures would have on communities, the plans were scrapped less than a week later, with the council saying funding from the Welsh Government had been “better than anticipated”.