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Clay Cross Active leisure centre gets backing of Sport England with £1.9m funding for the facility

North East Derbyshire District Council are delighted to announce £1.9m funding from Sport England as part of the development of the new Clay Cross Active Leisure Centre.

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Pictured left to right: Andy James, Lee Hickin, Kathy Rouse, Nigel Barker, Chris Mills, Lisa Dodd-Mayne, Matt Broughton on Clay Cross Active construction site.

Sport England have been working closely with North East Derbyshire District Council for more than 8 years, assisting with strategy work, playing a key part as active members of the Clay Cross Town Board and generally supporting the development of the new facility which will replace the current ageing sports centre.

The £1.9m funding will go towards delivering the project which will be a fantastic community hub and will boast:

  • 6 lane x 25m pool & spectator seating
  • Teaching Pool
  • 4 badminton court sports hall,
  • 100 station fitness suite,
  • 2 studios, (1 group exercise, 1 group cycling)
  • 1 treatment rooms
  • Soft play & TAG active
  • Multi-purpose room,
  • Full size, floodlit 3G pitch,
  • Citizens Advice
  • Clinic Facilities
  • Café
  • Wellness Suite to cater for people of all fitness levels, those less mobile, suffering from illness or undergoing post-operative rehabilitation

The facility is set to open in the winter of 2024 (timings estimated at this stage) and is part of the wider Clay Cross Town Deal regeneration and developments which will transform the town.

North East Derbyshire District Council Cabinet Member for Health and Leisure, Cllr Kathy Rouse said, “We are genuinely delighted to have Sport England on board as a partner and are grateful for their funding contribution to help deliver this fantastic project. Their support and expertise has ensured the new centre meets the needs of the community and includes learning from other new build leisure centres from across the country.

You can see the progress being made on site and I can’t wait for Clay Cross Active to open. If you want to keep track of progress or see information about what’s included in the facility visit their development website.

Lisa Dodd-Mayne, Executive Director of Place, Sport England said: “This is an exciting project that will enable a community to come together and reap the benefits of sport and physical activity.

We will continue to work with North East Derbyshire Council as development of the Clay Cross Active leisure centre reaches a critical stage, supporting in the construction of the facility to ensure the centre delivers on its promise of being a low carbon, low energy facility and a hub for all the community for years to come.”

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