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Exciting news for Killamarsh residents

North East Derbyshire District Council has secured almost £100,000 of funding to improve the skate park in Killamarsh which will form part of the wider transformation in the town as works near completion at the leisure centre.

The skate park will see almost £100,000 (funded via the Home Offices Safer Streets round 4, applied for via the Community Safety Partnership) invested into refurbishing the existing park, providing new surfaces, re-cladding and enhancements to the whole area for our community to enjoy.

This all forms part of a wider transformation of Killamarsh as the council has been pulling out all the stops getting Killamarsh Active ready for opening and the works are entering the final stages with the centre re-opening in September.

The leisure centre has had a £1.9m investment and will be a massive improvement on what was previously on offer with a modern, open design, welcoming all the community with the inclusion of the library, a brand new café and soft play area.

A new 80+ station gym and improved fitness studio will complement the dedicated spinning room and further improvements have been made throughout the facility to areas such as toilets and changing facilities.

There has been some frustration with delays from the contractors, but the council has been working closely with them to resolve the issues and maintain a quality finish whilst pushing for the centre to be ready for its residents.

The 3G football pitch has also received significant improvements along with improved parking facilities and increasing the number of spaces available to help accommodate more visitors to the facility.

North East Derbyshire District Council Cabinet Member for Leisure, Cllr Alan Powell said, “Investing in our communities is a key priority for us. Putting the cash where it matters at grass roots is key to providing quality spaces for our communities to enjoy and the refurbishment of the skate park is just one of a number of initiatives under way.

The leisure centre is almost complete and will be open next month and we share our residents frustrations in the delays to getting our new Killamarsh Active facility open.

I can assure you we are doing everything we can to open as soon as possible and working with our contractors closely to ensure a smooth and swift finish to this incredible transformation of the centre.

Whilst we can’t confirm an exact open date yet, the build is only a few weeks away from finishing and residents will soon be able to see the amazing transformation and enjoy further improvements to the 3g pitches and our young people can look forward to the refurbishment of the skate park as well.”

You can find out more about the Safer Streets fund plans.

Residents can follow the new Killamarsh Active Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest news and updates.