We want to see the costs that the council incurs for it’s current PFP partnership compared with the costs of Belper Leisure Centre. We believe that Belper has a shortfall in funding.
But, leisure is far more than these fixed-site facilities.
Liberal Democrats want to see more forward thinking to support new recreation facilities in partnership with private clubs, and more joined-up thinking on trim trails and cycle routes.
Although the County Council has the main responsibility for strategic cycle routes, the Borough needs to do more to help plan these routes through new developments.
In the case of Belper, through redevelopment on Derwent Street, but also up through the Coppice Brook corridor to the eastern estates. And there needs to be greater support for the voluntary leisure activities provided in Belper’s case, at places like the impressive Strutt Centre.
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