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Hi-tech Features Strongly At Clydebank’s New Leisure Centre At the time of going to press, finishing touches are taking place at the new Clydebank Leisure Centre, ready for its opening to the public. The new leisure centre – which will be operated by West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust – includes three swimming pools, changing facilities, a café, and a host other sports facilities. It will also play host to Scotland’s first interactive flume ride. The entire first floor of the centre is made up of a unique interactive activity zone and fitness area for children. It provides state-of-the-art adaptable facilities for young people to encourage active lifestyles. But as a first for the region, it’s the hi-tech Aqua Smash Experience flume which is grabbing the headlines. The ride includes an interactive game which allows swimmers to gain points as they slide round and even have their photo taken at the end. In-house technology allows images to be immediately emailed or uploaded to social media sites.

Some tourism experts are predicting that the cutting-edge attraction could see an extra half a million visitors each year. Ronnie Dinnie, the Council’s Strategic Lead for Environment & Neighbourhood, said: “We are very proud of what we have achieved with this wonderful new facility. It truly is a state-of-the-art leisure centre that offers so much to the people of Clydebank and West Dunbartonshire. “The health of our residents is of course a priority for the Council and the £23.8m investment in this centre shows just how important that is to us. And the addition of things like the interactive flume and high-tech activity and party rooms shows how keen we are to get people active from a young age.” Located on the banks of the Clyde, Belfast architects Kennedy FitzGerald designed the new centre with construction firm BAM delivering the facility for West Dunbartonshire Council as a key part of the regeneration strategy for the area.

Italian Job 2017 Is A Fundraising Adventure For Jon

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They have a target to reach of Jobbers £2,500 and they’re aiming to smash it! The annual Italian Job is one of the most fun events on the social motoring calendar and began in 1990. Since then it has raised over £2.5m for children’s charities across the UK and beyond. The Italian Job Minis will not out perform police cars through crowded Italian city centre streets though. Instead, they will take part in a navigational rally, which is designed to take them well and truly off the beaten The Italian Job is fundraising in aid of track. Between them, Jon and Liz will be expected to find their way along a pre-determined route using no GPS or maps, but following a set of hand drawn instructions called Tulip Designs laid out in a road book. The pair are looking forward to this Italian adventure and are keen to ensure that Jon’s Mini performs as well as possible during the navigational rally. More importantly though, they want to ensure the success of the fundraising part of the event. Donations can be made via the JustGiving link above, or to discuss sponsorship including advertising on the car, please contact Jon at



This October, Jon Spriggs of Pool Supplies Ltd and JetStream UK Ltd will be jumping in his Mini and heading off with his friend Liz and up to 100 other likeminded Mini loving souls as they embark on the 2017 Italian Job run to Italy. Despite Jon’s 6ft5 stature, and Liz’s bad back, they have a long standing love affair with the Mini and they are now fundraising for Variety, The Children’s Charity. The tiny wheels of Jon’s Mini will spin over 3,000 miles to raise enough money to help buy a Sunshine Coach and set those much larger wheels spinning. Donations and pledges are being collected online at their dedicated page – 27/03/2017 23:48

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