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Community health and Wellbeing

Community health and wellbeing

One of our key priorities is to help residents of North East Derbyshire to lead a more active and healthy lifestyle.

In particular we focus on helping those with wider inequalities to support them to lead a more active lifestyle.

No matter your age or level of fitness, there are lots of opportunities to be more active in your local community.

Some of the key projects we’re involved in are outlined below, but you can find out much more by visiting our Community page.

Walk Derbyshire

We have a number of local walks available across the district (see our Walking page) to support all levels of ability.

Walking into Communities Project

Supporting those that are isolated to lead a more active and healthy lifestyle.

Community physical activity/sports sessions

Walking Football/Walking Netball, Chair Based Exercise classes and more. Advice and support around community provision that improves health and wellbeing of local residents.

School provision

Providing high quality sport and physical activity opportunities to infant and primary schools.

Support to community providers

To support the wider offer around sport and physical activity opportunities.

For more information, contact Kelly Massey, Health and Wellbeing Development Officer, Tel: (01246) 217219 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Exercise by Referral Scheme

Exercise by Referral Scheme

What is the Exercise by Referral scheme?

Our Exercise by Referral scheme aims to increase exercise and activity levels for people with a medical condition, who want to improve their health. It is aimed at people who currently do either no or very little physical activity but who are motivated to do more.

To participate on the scheme, you must be aged over 19 and make an appointment with your GP who will decide with you, whether you are eligible for the referral scheme.

You may see other health professionals such as practice nurses, weight management advisors, stop smoking advisors, community mental health staff, hospital staff, physiotherapist – and they can also refer you.

Once you have been referred, we will contact you to arrange your first 1:1 appointment. We will discuss your referral with you and plan an exercise programme that is best suited for you and your personal needs and interests, with realistic goals agreed.

The scheme will last for a 12-week period.


The free or discounted sessions are: gym, swimming, low impact circuit training, chair based exercise and forever active.


Our Exercise by Referral scheme currently offers two sessions per week free of charge for the first 12-weeks as well as a reduced price membership for a further 9 months.

Participating venues:

  • Dronfield Sports Centre
  • Sharley Park Leisure Centre
  • Eckington Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre
  • Killamarsh Active Contacts For details on the scheme and to find out if you qualify see your G.P., Health Visitor or Practice Nurse at your surgery or telephone the Exercise by Referral team on (01246) 217282.

Leisure centres and swimming pools

Leisure centres and swimming pools

We manage four leisure centres and swimming pools at Sharley Park in Clay Cross, Dronfield Sports Centre, Eckington Swimming Pool and Killamarsh Active.

These centres offer a wide range of facilities and a whole host of activities – including fitness, sport and swimming classes - going on seven days a week.

Dronfield Sports Centre

Facilities include:

  • Swimming pool, including children’s pool
  • 75 station Health & Fitness Suite
  • Squash courts
  • Family-friendly changing rooms for swimming
  • Male and female dry sports changing rooms
  • Disabled access and changing facilities
  • Cafe & Social Area with views of the swimming pools
  • Meeting and training room
  • A variety of lessons, classes and courses
  • Fitness Studio including Les Mills Virtual Instructor System
  • Two Sports Halls
  • Ample free parking

Find us at:

Civic Centre Dronfield, S18 1PD

Call us on (01246) 217217.

Find us on our Facebook page.

Eckington Swimming Pool

Facilities include:

  • Six-lane main pool and viewing gallery refurbished 2021
  • Village changing rooms
  • 50 station fitness suite with a great range of free weights, resistance equipment and cardio machines
  • Fitness studio with extensive fitness class programme
  • Fitness on Demand - Virtual fitness classes replace with Les Mills Virtual classes, choose from hundreds of virtual classes
  • Cafe and soft play area with pool views, seating and vending area
  • Inflatable pool parties available
  • NED Sub Aqua Club
  • Eckington Swimming Club
  • A variety of lessons, classes and courses
  • Large extended free car park

Find us at: Gosber Street, Eckington, S21 4DA

Call us on (01246) 217481.

Find us on our Facebook page.

Killamarsh Active

(Opened October 2022)

Facilities include:

  • Two level 80 station fitness suite
  • Four court sports hall
  • Squash courts
  • Fitness studio
  • Dedicated ‘Studio Cycle’ studio
  • Open plan cafe and seating area
  • Large soft play kingdom
  • Treatment and meeting room hire
  • 3G pitch hire
  • Killamarsh Library is located within the facility
  • Changing Places room – available to all
  • Skate Park - free
  • Large free car park

Find us at: Stanley Street, Killamarsh, S21 1EL

Call us on (01246) 217797.

Find us on our Facebook page.

Sharley Park Leisure Centre

As of December 2022, plans have been agreed and contracts signed for the multi million pound re-build of a replacement facility for Sharley Park Leisure Centre (SPLC). It is due for completion in the winter of 2024 and the centre will be known as Clay Cross Active (CCA).

To facilitate the building of CCA the existing SPLC sports hall, squash courts and ancillary meeting rooms have shut from January 2023 leaving just the swimming pools (including swimming lessons), the vending and seating area and the 40 station fitness suite open for public use. A reduced fitness class timetable and gymnastic course programme has been developed and both are being delivered in local community facilities on a weekly basis.

Find us at: Market Street Clay Cross S45 9LX

Call us on (01246) 217277.

Find us on our Facebook page.


You don’t have to be a member to use our facilities, but we do offer a competitive range of membership options to suit all needs.

Just do More! Unlimited - A comprehensive membership package to include unlimited use of our swimming pools, gyms and all classes. It also includes preferential booking options and reduced court prices.

Just do More! FLEX - Consisting of flexible memberships to suit YOU! Swap activities to suit YOU! Choose from three unlimited activities Swim, Gym or Fitness Classes.

Just do More! Corporate - Your employees or volunteers can get unlimited use of our swimming pools, gyms and all classes. It also includes preferential booking options and reduced court prices. A minimum of five employees must sign up to take advantage of this offer.

Just do More! No Strings - Pay as you go option.

Just do More! Discount - For those living in North East Derbyshire District Council and are eligible for benefits can gain access to cheaper rates.

Just do More! Plus - Junior Membership options.

We also offer a GP Referral service (Exercise on prescription).

For more information, visit our Leisure page, or call one of centres on the numbers above or contact us on (01246) 231111.