A COUNCIL has announced ambitious plans to spend £50,000 to improve a North West Leicestershire leisure centre.
The district council is set to spend the five-figure sum to revamp Hood Park leisure centre, in North Street, Ashby.
The work will include a raft of changes to the facility from the refurbishment of the swimming pool changing rooms, the upgrading of air conditioning in the dance studio and new state-of-the-art fitness equipment installed.
Councillor Nick Rushton, portfolio holder for corporate services, said: “Over the past few years, we have seen upgrades in many facilities at our centres.
“This year, we are continuing to make additional improvements which will benefit everyone.
“We hope this latest round of improvements will encourage more people to use the facilities at our leisure centres.”
In addition, the centre will benefit from the installation of new, energy efficient lighting in the sports halls and over the swimming pools
Councillor Rushton added: “The centre boasts a wide range of facilities and services to the residents of North West Leicestershire including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, squash courts, badminton courts, outdoor pitches, fitness suites and a wide range of fitness classes including spinning, zumba, bokwa, pilloxing and kettlecise.”
This comes after the Mail revealed that £500,000 is to be spent to upgrade facilities at Green Bank Leisure Centre, in Swadlincote.
The Civic Way centre is to be awarded a £150,00 grant as part of Sport England’s ‘Places People Play’ Olympic legacy funding.
The cash will be used to ‘modernise’ the centre’s facilities which will see upgrades to changing rooms, and the bar and sauna area converted into rooms for exercise classes.
The pool viewing area, reception and café will also be refurbished under the plans set to begin later this year.