Plans for Ashfield have been revealed including extending free parking and investing in leisure facilities and parks

Plans for Ashfield for 2022/23 including five specific spending pledges attached aimed at improving lives in Ashfield have been revealed by the district council.

By Shelley Marriott
Friday, 4th March 2022, 4:37 pm

The plans include extending free two hours parking in council-owned car parks across Ashfield until May 2023, confirming plans for the opening of the new multi-million leisure centre and swimming pools in Kirkby for this summer along with massive improvements to Lammas Leisure Centre, continuing to provide a Community Protection Team in Ashfield after a 23 per cent cut in anti-social behaviour in 2021/22 and turbo charge the regeneration of Kirkby and Sutton and invest £120,000 in Selston Country Park to put it on the tourist map.

Coun David Martin, Ashfield’s Cabinet Member for Finance, said: “Our plans are exciting ones and it was a ‘five to thrive’ budget that means we can continue our campaign for a better Ashfield.

"We have the brightest and best regeneration plans in whole of the UK and this budget will turbo charge their work.

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Ashfield council leader, Jason Zadrozny, said: “We are stepping up plans to extend the Maid Marion Line, investing a “destination-changing” amount of money in Selston Country Park and continuing to make Ashfield safer, greener, cleaner and stronger.”

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