The Future of Bramcote Leisure Centre

Paul Nathanail writes: Broxtowe Borough Council has appointed consultants to review leisure centre facilities in the borough.

Bramcote residents have made their strong wish to see the excellent, well used and profitable ‎leisure centre in Bramcote retained and eventually replaced.

Bramcote has had a lot of pain inflicted on it during the Broxtowe plan and it is time for some relief.

Residents are invited to make their views known at the following web address by clicking this link.

The Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum will‎ be taking residents views, the wording of the local plan and the reassurances of councillors that Bramcote’s leisure centre is safe to workshops with officers and the council’s consultants.

We would support other leisure centres in the borough alongside the one at Bramcote, but the loss of this facility in Bramcote would render any alternative as unsustainable development and contrary to both council and national planning policy.

Please take the time to respond to the survey above.

Paul Nathanail

Chair, Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum


  1. Broxtowe Borough Council are about to embark on the production of a Leisure Strategy to inform development of sport and recreation provision and influence how future resources should be targeted.

    The focus of this strategy is very much on the future of the Council’s leisure centre sites and the most appropriate provision for the years ahead.

    There are some very exciting developments and changes happening in the Borough and sport and recreation facilities continue to be a central part of the overall regeneration of Broxtowe. Improving the facilities for sport and recreation and driving up levels of physical activity both play a key role in the Council’s aspiration to provide better services for our communities and residents.

    We would very much like to hear from you, sports clubs and community groups as to what the needs are for sport and leisure in Broxtowe. We would be grateful if you could complete this short survey and provide us with feedback on the current facilities, and what needs and demands your organisation has to be ensure the Council can plan for the future needs of our communities and partners in Broxtowe.

    This survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Please note that once started, you must complete the online version of the survey in the same session. You will be unable to save and return to the survey at a later date.

    If you have any questions about this survey please contact (Chris Laxton-Kane, Managing Director, Liberty Leisure Limited)

    Many thanks for your assistance with this exciting project and completing the survey.


  2. So important as Paul writes for Bramcote residents and our Centre users to make their views known by completing the Survey.
    In our diverse Broxtowe Borough there will be competing views, including new potential sites making it imperative that Bramcote voices are heard to ensure that our much loved and used Centre is retained/enhanced/redeveloped in the Ward.
    Good too that a collective response and engagement from our Neighbourhood Forum is planned.


  3. I am not sure how this very basic survey is able to contribute to strategic decision making. For example, respondents can only select one purpose for visiting a leisure centre; there is no age profiling; accessibility and access are ignored; more accurate usage data is already obtained by the centres themselves; spheres of influence vary according to the activity and their frequency of usage; and equal ‘weighting’ is given to both individuals and groups. I hope the survey is not a token consultation to support decisions that have already been made behind closed doors.


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