Northwich residents asked to name new entertainment and leisure facility

How would you like to choose a name for Northwich’s iconic new entertainment and leisure facility?

Creative residents are being asked to come up with a name for Northwich’s proposed new entertainment and leisure facility.

The memorial hall, in Chesterway, will close next February so that the site can be made ready for a £12.5 million state-of-the-art centre.

Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) and the Weaver Valley Partnership Board are asking residents to choose the centre’s name.

The new title must be no longer than 20 characters, including spaces, and must fit into one of three categories – historic, entertainment and culture or sport and leisure.  The best three suggestions will go out to a public vote.

The person who comes up with the chosen name will win a 12-month Brio leisure pass and tickets to a show of their choice.

Everyone who enters will receive a free seven-day Brio leisure pass for any council-run leisure facility that can be used immediately.

Councillor Stuart Parker, executive member for culture and recreation, said: “We want the people of Northwich to come up with a name that is exciting, inspirational, friendly and welcoming.”

Geoff Hope-Terry, Chairman of the Weaver Valley Partnership Board, said: “As well as individual residents, I hope that local schools will encourage their pupils to enter the competition, and the same goes for community groups.”

Suggestion can be emailed to info@weavervalley.org.uk, handed into the Memorial Hall reception or dropped into the postbox inside the Northwich Information Centre.  The closing date is Friday, 30th March 2012.

The top three names will be announced on April 23rd and the public vote will run over a period of about six weeks before the winner is announced in June 2012.