Any businesses or groups who want to take on the running of the threatened Ships and Castles have until the end of January to make their case.

All interested businesses or groups need to submit their expressions of interest and detailed business case, with supporting documentation to Cornwall Council by January 31, 2022.

Current operator GLL has been given the go-ahead to stop running Ships and Castles leisure centre in Falmouth from next April after Cornwall Council's cabinet voted to accept GLL's request that it cease the operation of the facilities at Falmouth Ships and Castles and Wadebridge and the hydrotherapy pool at St Austell with effect from the first of April 2022.

However GLL may continue to run the Falmouth facility for a short period after that to ensure "a seamless transition to a viable alternative operator."

Community interest company Pendennis Leisure has put in a bid to run Ships and Castles from next year. Pendennis Leisure put together a proposal to Cornwall Council to enable it to take over the running of Ships and Castles to save the headland from development and look for the solution for providing a leisure centre for the area.

Recommendations in relation to all proposals this will be presented to cabinet in February 2022 including any costs of transition or close down.