The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted changing public behaviour to leisure provision and brought into focus the critical link between leisure, well-being and health. Melton Borough Council believes that now is the right time to take stock of what they offer and see how they can make it better, more relevant and sustainable for the future.
The council say they are committed to delivering modern, affordable and sustainable leisure and well-being facilities for residents as part of their Corporate Strategy.
To achieve this, the council has secured grant funding through the Leicester and Leicestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, which will be used to develop proposals and build a business case to look at how they should provide health and leisure facilities and activities both now and in the future.
The work will also consider how physical facilities, such as a leisure centre, fit within a broader package of Health, Leisure and Well-being services that may be provided elsewhere in the town, for example, using the outdoor open spaces.
Residents’ opinions and concerns, of both existing and future leisure facilities, are vital to provide Melton with the most suitable leisure provisions in the future.
Cllr Rob Bindloss, Portfolio Holder for Growth and Prosperity said: “We want to provide our community with facilities that they are proud of and enjoy using.
There are several elements we have to consider when looking at leisure provision within the area over the coming years, and getting as much feedback from residents and potential users of these facilities is absolutely key to ensuring their ongoing success. I would encourage you to fill in this survey and ask you pass it on to friends and family to do the same.
This survey is part of a long-term project that will establish how we can best deliver upon our commitment to deliver an affordable and sustainable future for our leisure facilities.”
You can have your say by completing the online survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BHHZPFF or by visiting the consultation page on the Melton Borough Council website: www.melton.gov.uk/consultations