Public Statement:

“As many people will be aware, as a Charity we have faced some challenging conditions over the last few years and have done everything we can to meet those challenges.

Having reached the end of our 15-year contract we hoped to continue for another year to ease the Council’s search for another operator. However, as a registered Charity, trustees have a legal duty to only trade if Council funding is assured and risk is controlled. Trustees felt unable to trade legally as a ‘going concern’.

We have now taken the incredibly difficult decision to wind up the charity and to go into liquidation as we believe we are no longer able to operate legally in the way that we would wish.

We’d like to thank our staff who have consistently gone above and beyond, as well as our loyal customers who have supported us throughout the last 15 years.

The Leadership of Aspire Sports and Cultural Trust will now work with partners to close down the business with immediate effect.”

Aspire Sports and Cultural Trust Board of Trustees