Agreement reached on the future of Kimberley Leisure Centre

An agreement has been made between Broxtowe Borough Council and East Midlands Education Trust (EMET) over the future of Kimberley Leisure Centre, following a period of negotiations.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 12:34 pm
There were concerns about the leisure centre's future.

The agreement will see:

EMET take control of the letting and maintenance of the two five-a-side pitches, which will remain available for members of the public to hire.

Access to internal facilities including the dance studio and swimming pool are retained by the council for local residents to make use of until April 2022.

In a joint statement, the council’s leader, Councillor Milan Radulovic MBE, deputy leader Councillor Steve Carr, and the Chief Executive of East Midlands Education Trust, Rob McDonough, said: “We are pleased that negotiations have concluded to meet the needs of both our organisations and that important leisure provision will be maintained for local people in the north of the borough for another year.”

Councillors Radulovic and Carr added: “We know how important our leisure centres are in helping people live active and healthy lives, as well as the benefits these facilities can have on wellbeing as a whole.

"As part of our Leisure Facilities Strategy, we are considering a range of options to secure future leisure provision so that plans can be developed for new leisure centres in the borough.”