More than 100 people take part in a rally in support of Carn Brea Leisure Centre
More than 100 people attended a rally at Carn Brea Leisure Centre on Saturday morning, amid claims that it could be "asset stripped".
Councillors from across the political spectrum and concerned users held hands to show their support for the leisure centre.
Cornwall Council wants to sell the centre's car park and running track to a developer. Some of the proceeds would be used to build a new running track and to refurbish the centre. The remainder would be used to prop up ailing leisure centres around the county.
Local politicians and centre users want all the proceeds of any deal ploughed back into Carn Brea, preferable with a new facility built.
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Camborne town councillor Stuart Odgers said: "There's strong cross party support for this and we want to ensure there's a good leisure centre for the future and a running track. The running track must have the facilities to go with it to enable whoever uses it to stage proper events."
Wendron Cornwall councillor Loveday Jenkin said: "I was portfolio holder when this centre was handed over to the trustees. We know what a state it was in then and it's been patched up and patched up and it's time they built a new facility."
Carn Brea Leisure Centre Trust's chairman, Jeff Marston, said: "Although this community event was not organised by the trust, we are extremely appreciative that the community showed their support for the leisure centre and the athletics track. We continue to have positive discussions with Cornwall Council on the future of both the leisure centre and athletics track and look forward to being able to update the community on the outcome in due course."