Leisure/Town Park Improvement Project

It has always been the Town Council's ambitions to develop the Town Park and Leisure Centre, but with the outbreak of the Covid pandemic and external funding streams drying up, plans have been on the back burner.

However, over the past few months the Leisure Committee, supported by Bolsover District Council and working with Alliance Leisure, have been busy discussing various options for the development and improvement of the site and its facilities.

The final three choices have been agreed upon by Committee Members and the Full Council and we are now putting the preferred proposals to you, the residents of Shirebrook Parish, for you to decide if we should carry on with the proposals and which of the three choices you would prefer.

Like with all improvements and developments, there comes a cost, and the costings and the 'worst case scenario' as to how much you as taxpayers could be affected are also listed. These costings could be lessened if the Council can tap into some external funding, which we will continue to seek, and the revenue stream from any development are increased.

The proposals will also be available on-line and at the Leisure Centre, and we are also planning to be hosting at other events and sites during the consultation period. We want as much feedback as possible. We want your opinions and your input.

We ask you to take a few minutes of your time to look at the proposals we are putting forward and ask you to complete the simple questionnaire at the bottom of this page.

Whilst we want the opinions and choices of all residents who may use the current facilities, or will use the proposed facilities, the final decision will be made based on the opinions of those who fall within the Parish of Shirebrook.

For all Options the proposed external development will include: an Extended Nature Area, an Adventure Golf area and a Splash Pad.

The closing date for the questionnaire is November 30th 2022. We thank you for your contribution and your support in helping us to improve the facilities on offer by Shirebrook Town Council.

Option 1

Poster/Information Document - Leisure Centre Project Option 1

Adventure Play Area
Café
New Kitchen Facilities
External Seating, Terrace & Pagoda
Party Rooms
Spin Studio
Wellbeing Suite
Sauna & Steam Room
Multi-purpose Room
Extended Nature Area
Adventure Golf
Splash Pad

The cost of this Option is £4million which would equate to approximately an additional £66.49 per household per year on Shirebrook Town Council's portion of the annual Council Tax Bill.

These costings are 'worst case scenario'. If outside funding can be sourced and granted, and with the hopefully increased revenue following these developments, of course the increase on the Council Tax Bill would be decreased.

Option 2

Poster/Information Document - Leisure Centre Project Option 2

Adventure Play Area
Café
New Kitchen Facilities
External Seating, Terrace & Pagoda
Party Rooms
Spin Studio
Wellbeing Suite
Sauna & Steam Room
Multi-purpose Room
New Squash Court
New Extension providing 2-Court Sports /Community Hall
Ten Pin Bowling Alley
Extended Nature Area
Adventure Golf
Splash Pad

The cost of this Option is £9.3million which would equate to approximately an additional £154.33 per household per year on Shirebrook Town Council's portion of the annual Council Tax Bill.

These costings are 'worst case scenario'. If outside funding can be sourced and granted, and with the hopefully increased revenue following these developments, of course the increase on the Council Tax Bill would be decreased.

Option 3

Poster/Information Document - Leisure Centre Project Option 3

Adventure Play Area
Café
New Kitchen Facilities
External Seating, Terrace & Pagoda
Party Rooms
Spin Studio
Wellbeing Suite
Sauna & Steam Room
New Squash Court
4-Lane 25m Pool
Larger Changing Village
Extended Nature Area
Adventure Golf
Splash Pad

The cost of this Option is £12.2million which would equate to approximately an additional £279.97 per household per year on Shirebrook Town Council's portion of the annual Council Tax Bill.

These costings are 'worst case scenario'. If outside funding can be sourced and granted, and with the hopefully increased revenue following these developments, of course the increase on the Council Tax Bill would be decreased.

Leisure/Town Park Improvement Project - Questionnaire

We ask you to take a few minutes of your time to look at the proposals we are putting forward and ask you to complete the simple questionnaire.

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