School to take over Selston leisure centre

Seklston Leisure Centre
Seklston Leisure Centre

Ashfield District Council is set to hand over control of a leisure centre to a school.

At the council’s cabinet meeting on Monday (July 9 ) recommendations will be put forward that could see the operation of Selston Leisure Centre transfer to Selston High School.

The leisure centre, which is located within the school campus, is currently managed by Everyone Active on behalf of Ashfield District Council.

Councillor Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council said: “The transfer of the operation to the school makes perfect sense.

“It allows Selston High School to manage the leisure provision that is already located on their campus allowing both pupils and the local community to make the best use of the facilities available.

“The Council commissioned a leisure review to ensure that community/sporting facilities remain affordable, accessible and fit for purpose.

The transfer of the operational management to Selston High School would ensure that remains the case.”

The Centre which consists of an outdoor five a side pitch, a four court sports hall, studio, gym and weights room, is used by both the school during the day and the community during evenings, weekends and school holidays.

Selston High School is part of The Two Counties Trust, which manages several School Academies within Ashfield and neighbouring authorities, two of which already operate leisure centres on campus as part of the school curriculum with community access.

Coun Zadrozny added that as part of its Leisure Transformation Programme, Ashfield District Council recognised the importance of working in partnership and the proposed transfer of the operation to Selston High School would assist in this process.

Paul Halcro, Head teacher at Selston High School added: “We have been working very closely with the council on this proposal.

“We welcome the opportunity to manage the leisure provision so that the Selston Community continues to access to the facilities currently provided.

Members of Selston Leisure Centre will be kept fully informed of any changes and offered membership options to suit their use of local leisure facilities.”