Auchinleck Leisure Community Committee (ALCC) is set to speak at a council Cabinet meeting next month to discuss the future of the leisure centre.

East Ayrshire Council announced plans to close the activity centre, which is set to take place in March.

ALCC was set up in the aftermath of East Ayrshire Council's (EAC) decision to close the facility, originally announced back in October.

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Since then, ALCC has been campaigning to have the decision reversed, with a community event recently hosted at the centre.

The information evening was held to update the public on the bid to keep the centre open.

ALCC is also lobbying for members of the community to submit their own personal stories of using the centre to Cabinet members.

Cumnock Chronicle: They're bidding to keep the centre open.They're bidding to keep the centre open. (Image: Mark MC via Save Auchinleck Leisure Centre)

The community group believe they are "on track" in their bid to save the centre from closure.

An ALCC spokesperson said: "It was a positive evening showing a lot of community spirit and passion to explore every possible avenue to keep the Centre open. 

"We had residents afterwards saying they appreciated the update as it answered a few questions that they had. 

"We are very much on track with our campaign to keep the centre open, with our belief that it should be operated by East Ayrshire Council/ East Ayrshire Leisure Trust as a facility at the heart of our community. 

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"We have been told that we're allowed to speak at the Cabinet meeting on February 7 to present our argument for keeping the status quo.

"We currently await the results of the consultation that closed on January 22, as this will inform the current thinking about ALC and help to inform our presentation to Cabinet."

More information on the campaign and the group's work is available on the Save Auchinleck Leisure Centre Facebook page.