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Ashfield District Council launches “Love Your Leisure Centres" competition

The Council is inviting residents of all ages to describe what they love about the District’s three leisure centres. This can be in the form of poems, drawings, short stories or pictures that sum up why people love their local leisure centre.

The three leisure centres included in this competition are:

  • Lammas Leisure Centre
  • Kirkby Leisure Centre
  • Hucknall Leisure Centre


The competition is open to three age categories to give residents of all ages a chance to get involved. These are, age 11 and under, 12-17 years old and 18 and over. Four winners from each category will each win a £50 ‘Everyone Active’ voucher which can be redeemed in one of the three leisure centres.

Cllr Rachel Madden, Executive Lead Member for Leisure, Health and Wellbeing said: “With the recent completion of the new Kirkby Leisure Centre, this is the perfect time to come together as a community to share what we love about our leisure centres. Get creative and share some positive examples of why the centres mean so much you.”
Leader of the Council, Cllr Jason Zadrozny said “The opening of Kirkby Leisure Centre marked the first time Kirkby has seen significant regeneration in its leisure facilities since the years after World War Two when the Festival Hall was repurposed from a livestock market into a community hall. It served the people of Kirkby and surrounding areas ever since. Whether you loved it or not, it has been a steadfast constant for many residents over the years and we want to celebrate the passing of the torch.”


The competition can be found on Ashfield District Council’s website under the Community Leisure section The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 30 October.