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Arrangements for Meden Sports Centre following closure

Joint statement from Mansfield District Council and Mansfield District Leisure Trust on operating arrangements for Meden Sports Centre from April 2018.

Mansfield District Council will be withdrawing from managing the service at Meden Sports Centre in Warsop. Public access to leisure and fitness facilities will cease on 22 April.

All customers will be signposted to other leisure centres operated by Mansfield District Leisure Trust as lessons, activities and access to fitness facilities will be transferred to Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre, Water Meadows Swimming Centre, Oak Tree Leisure Centre and River Maun Recreation Centre in Mansfield. 180 classes take place at these venues and there is capacity to accommodate swimming and water-based fitness in other pools across the district. 

Swimmers taking lessons at Meden Sports Centre swimming pool will be able to continue their classes at Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre or Water Meadows Swimming and Fitness Complex and further communication on this will be issued by Mansfield District Leisure Trust.

The schools swimming programme should be unaffected and will be accommodated at other centres, following discussions between Mansfield District Leisure Trust and Nottinghamshire County Council. Meden School will also retain use of some of the sports facilities so students will still be able to continue with physical education activities. 

Gym users will be able to maintain their fitness and transfer their Meden membership to other MDLT fitness centres across Mansfield and the reduced rate honoured until the end of July.

Mansfield District Leisure Trust is committed to providing activities for all ages within Warsop. 

A number of activities have been arranged, with more to follow;

·         Free family sports activities will take place on Carr Lane Park every school holiday from February to October as part of the community sports project funded by Sport England.

·         Adult taster sessions will take place at the Adam Eastwood Building for four Tuesdays starting 30 January. These will be extended if successful.

·         The Yoga class that is currently taking place at Meden will be moved to a community venue in Warsop after the closure.

Users of Meden Sports Centre can find out more on alternative venues atwww.mansfieldleisure.com. Any questions regarding the service can be emailed to the district council on meden@mansfield.gov.uk.
 

FAQs

Why is the centre closing to the public?

In April 2017 Mansfield District Council took the decision to withdraw from managing Meden Sports Centre. This decision was based on long-standing concerns over the condition of the building and despite investment of over £500,000 since 2012, the facility is considered unsustainable for the future. 


When is the centre closing?

The centre will close to the public on 22 April 2018 and all swimming and fitness activities will be able to transfer to alternative venues managed by Mansfield District Leisure Trust. These sites are Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre, Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Water Meadows Swimming and Fitness Complex and River Maun Recreation Centre. 


What activities will be available for me locally when Meden Sports Centre closes? 

A number of activities have been arranged, with more to follow;

·         Free family sports activities will take place on Carr Lane Park every school holiday from February to October as part of the community sports project funded by Sport England.
 

·         Adult taster sessions will take place at the Adam Eastwood Building for four Tuesdays starting 30 January. These will be extended if successful. 

·         The Yoga class that is currently taking place at Meden will be moved to a community venue in Warsop after the closure.

Also, there are 180 fitness classes taking place at Mansfield District Leisure Trust venues across the district. To find out where your nearest class is visitwww.mansfieldleisure.com.

Where can I take swimming lessons when it closes?
 

Swimming lessons will be transferred to Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre or Water Meadows from 23 April 2018. You will be contacted by Mansfield District Leisure Trust over the coming weeks regarding changes to your booking. 


I have membership for Meden, can I use it elsewhere?

Your Meden Sports Centre membership is fully transferable to Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre, Water Meadows Swimming and Fitness Complex, Oak Tree Leisure Centre and River Maun Recreation Centre. Meden members pay a lower rate of membership, this will be honoured for three months before it increases to the standard membership rate. 


Will I get a refund on my monthly direct debit?

You will be entitled to a partial refund for the days from 23 to 30 April should you not wish to transfer your membership.


My children have school swimming lessons at Meden Sports Centre, what happens to them?

The schools swimming programme can be honoured at other pools in Mansfield district and following discussions with the county council swimming coordinator, alternative options will be given to schools currently using the pool at Meden Sports Centre. 
 

What will happen to the building?

Mansfield District Council will hand back the building to the owner (Nottinghamshire County Council) on 30 April. The county council will make arrangements with Meden School to provide access to sports facilities so that pupils can still undertake physical education activities. 

With the exception of the pool, the school sports programme at Meden School will be unaffected. 
 

What about the staff employed at the centre. What happens to them?

Every effort will be made to redeploy staff with redundancy only being considered where this is not possible.

Published on Wednesday 24 January 2018



Page last updated: 24 January 2018

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