Killamarsh Parish Council and North East Derbyshire District Council have been working together for the last year to look at ways of improving the leisure, health and wellbeing offer to local residents.
At meetings this week, both the District Council and the Parish Council agreed to transfer operations of the centre to the District Council, which will lead to a long-term future for the centre with NEDDC at the helm, including significant long term investment in the facility.
NEDDC already runs a successful portfolio of sports and leisure facilities across the district and Killamarsh Sports Centre would benefit from the experience and expertise of the NEDDC management team if talks are successful.
Councillor Jeremy Kenyon, NEDDC portfolio holder for Leisure, Transformation and Climate Change said; “Health and wellbeing are key for our residents as Covid has made crystal clear. Securing the future of Killamarsh Sports Centre will be a huge step towards ensuring that all residents can access quality fitness facilities.”
Killamarsh Council Chair Steve Clough added; “Our sports centre is a valued facility in our community and working with the District Council will ensure a sustainable future for it and provide residents access to the wider district leisure facilities without having to pay for multiple memberships.”
NEDDC operate sport and leisure centres at Clay Cross and Dronfield and a swimming pool and fitness centre at Eckington. When the centres are able to re-open there will be new flexible memberships available, with more details on the website www.ne-derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure