Vision for future leisure provision in district on agenda

Published Friday 5 May 2017

Major proposals to revitalise leisure facilities in the Harborough district could be given the go-ahead as part of a drive to promote healthy lifestyles and physical activity.

On 15 May 2017, Harborough District Council’s Executive will consider launching a public consultation to help develop the Council’s new Physical Activity Strategy for the Harborough district.  As well as consulting the public, there will also be targeted discussions with key stakeholders including Market Harborough Indoor Bowls Club and with a number of sports and leisure clubs within the district. If approved by councillors, an eight week public consultation it will start in the summer.

The aim of the Physical Activity Strategy is to create accessible, sustainable sport and leisure opportunities across the district which encourage participation, improve health and well-being and enhance quality of life.  

As the council’s current contract with Harborough District Leisure Trust (HDLT) – which oversees the maintenance of the leisure centres with management company Serco – ends in March 2019, a number of options will also be considered aiming to maximise the use of leisure facilities in the most cost-effective way.  Plans for a new leisure centre in Market Harborough – replacing the existing building – and a refurbishment of Lutterworth Sports Centre are set to be explored, if councillors give the go-ahead at the same meeting.

View the full Executive agenda and reports on the council's website