A TRAMPOLINE club is all set to bounce into the future after getting the go-ahead to use a former vehicle-repair shop as its base.

Bolton Trampoline Club is moving into Egerton Works, in Farnworth, after Bolton Council planning bosses approved a change of use for the building.

The club, which has more than 200 members aged from five to 50, feared it could be forced to close after being served notice to leave St Catherine’s Academy, in Harwood by the end of August.

But chairwoman Karen McCurdy, says her “sleepless nights” of worrying about the future of the club are now at an end.

Ms McCurdy said: “We are delighted, absolutely delighted, it’s just fantastic, we’re all set up now and ready to go.

“It’s really positive, we’ve had some really positive feedback from parents about it and we can’t wait to get started and have everybody bouncing with us, we’re very much looking forward to it.”

Planners ruled that allowing a change from industrial to leisure at the 916 square-metre Egerton Street site would promote healthy lifestyles and bring economic benefits to the area - including 25 jobs.

And Ms McCurdy adds that moving to the new site had opened up a host of opportunities for the club, including pre-school sessions and daytime sessions.”

She said: “It’s got lost more space and facilities, so it’s the stepping stone for more involvement to get more and more children and adults into the sport. It’s really enabled us to spread our wings.”

The Egerton Works building did not need any work to convert it into a space suitable for a trampoline club and now has six trampolines available at all times, rather than the previous two.

Its location near the A666 also make it easily accessible for members who come from as far as Ramsbottom and Cheadle.