Leisure centre improves child safety in car park with new speed ramp

Published Tuesday 13 September 2016

Work planned at leisure this week

The Harborough District Leisure Trust has been working closely with their partners Serco and Harborough District Council officers to review the safety of the Leisure Centre car park and as part of resurfacing and relining works, have decided to install a speed ramp at the entrance to the car park to improve the safety of users of the centre, particularly children.

Chair of the Trust, Clive Grafton Reed said: “The Trust is committed to ensuring that all visitors have a wonderful time at the Leisure Centres and are safe during every visit.  Our customers have told us that they would like to see improvements to slow traffic down on entering the car park as people cross to their cars.  We are delighted to be able to install a speed ramp as part of our traffic calming safety measures.”

The car park works will include resurfacing of the 26 year old car park and relining of parking bays as well as the new speed ramp and signage.  The Leisure Centre car park will be closed on Wednesday 14 September, Thursday 15 September and Friday 16 September

Alternative parking will be provided in the overspill car park to the rear of the Leisure Centre near the Tennis Dome which will be signposted.  The Leisure Centre will remain open as normal.

Leisure Centre Partnership Manager, Justin Butlin said: “We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused to our customers, however we feel the benefits to our future user’s safety will be worth it.  I would urge customers to plan their visits to the Leisure Centre accordingly on these dates and bicycle racks are provided for those wishing to cycle in.  Some users may take this opportunity to walk to the Leisure Centre which we would always encourage as part of a healthy lifestyle.”