North Wiltshire Leisure Ltd was last night put into administration by the district council after the trust asked for £650,000 to be able to keep the district's six leisure centres open until the end of March.

It is likely to mean all six leisure centres will close tonight.

A special meeting of the district council's executive committee meeting behind closed doors voted not to give its leisure arm the money.

The Gazette understands members voted to put North Wiltshire Leisure Ltd into administration.

It is now meeting this morning to decide the way ahead. It is possible it will appoint administrators to run the leisure centres until the end of March.

The council is also talking to DC Leisure to see if they will take over the running of the centres before the agreed date of April 1.

If neither of these plans happens the leisure centres will close tonight.

North Wiltshire District Council leader Carol O'Gorman was this morning not answering her phone.