Tuesday 16 July 2024
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Have your say on Rushcliffe leisure centres, playing pitches, parks and open spaces

Rushcliffe residents who use local leisure centres, playing pitches, parks and open spaces are being asked to have their say on current leisure facilities in the Borough.

It’s part of a mid-point review of Rushcliffe Borough Council’s 10-year Leisure Strategy that began in 2017, with the view to identify any new priorities over the past five years and ensure services can be further monitored and improved. 

Have your say in the short survey before Wednesday 2 November as the strategy aims to provide high quality, cost-effective leisure facilities to support Rushcliffe residents in enjoying healthy, active lives.

In the first five years of the strategy the Council has delivered: 

  • A vision to rationalise provision in West Bridgford from two outdated facilities into one new state of the art facility at Rushcliffe Arena.
  • Development of Gresham Sports Park which included the installation of a second 3G pitch, the resurface of the existing 3G pitch, grass pitch improvements and pavilion upgrade enabling the delivery of targeted equality and inclusion, such as women and girls, disability sport and socio-economic targeted groups.
  • Improvement of five concrete skate parks at East Leake, The Hook in Lady Bay, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Rushcliffe Country Park and Keyworth.
  • Development of new and enhanced children’s play facilities across the borough based on the adopted ‘spatial standards of provision.’
  • Resurfacing of the athletics track at Bingham Leisure Centre, including repairs to the steeplechase and long jump take off and sandpits and development of the new Bingham Arena Leisure Centre, set to be fully operational in 2023.
  • A walking and cycling action plan to encourage Active Travel and support the Council’s Carbon Reduction objectives to be net zero by 2050.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Communities and Climate Change Cllr Abby Brennan said:

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“This survey is a fantastic opportunity for residents to let us know how their local leisure spaces and centres are meeting their needs and where they feel there is potential for improvement.

“Please have your say, it’s vital we continue to listen and improve leisure services wherever we can. 

“We have already made great steps in improving our current facilities with feedback from residents and we will look to continue this in the coming years, assisting residents to lead active lives and enjoy great sport in their communities with contemporary facilities.”

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