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Popular water park faces closure over council cuts

Bretton Water Park in Peterborough could close Photo: ITV News Anglia

A children's water park in Peterborough which is facing closure has been thrown a lifeline.

Bretton Water Park opens for three months in the summer, but could be shut to save the city council £18,000 a year.

Councillors have now pledged to "explore options" to keep the attraction open.

Councillor Wayne Fitzgerald, deputy leader of Peterborough City Council said: "I've been a long-term supporter of Bretton Water Park since it opened.

"Over the past week I have been contacted by a number of residents who would be extremely sad to see this facility close.

"Bretton Water Park is a much-needed resource for the city during the summer months for many families.

"I am proposing that we look again at this and seek to find an alternative provider for the site or introduce a charging model to ensure it can stay open."

A public consultation is currently underway to seek the views of residents on the proposed closure of Bretton Water Park.

The consultation will close at 5pm on Monday 5 March 2018. Full council will consider the proposals on Wednesday 7 March 2018.