A further £1m is set to be invested in Long Stratton Leisure Centre, South Norfolk Council has confirmed, taking their spending on leisure provision past the £5m mark.
The district has been named the most active in the county, and the council claims recent government figures show the number of residents using bikes has increased by 10 per cent—the second biggest rise in the country.
Following the adoption of the Long Stratton Area Action Plan it is important that the services we offer can fulfil the recreational and sporting needs of what will be a growing populationClayton Hudson
The authority says plans are being drawn up for the investment in the Long Stratton facility, following £4m refurbishment of Wymondham Leisure Centre.
New fitness equipment has already been ordered for Long Stratton Leisure Centre and the new exercise bikes have already been delivered, while funding has also been confirmed for a £400,000 3G artificial football pitch in the village.
Councillor Clayton Hudson, South Norfolk cabinet member for Stronger Communities and Leisure said; “Following the adoption of the Long Stratton Area Action Plan it is important that the services we offer can fulfil the recreational and sporting needs of what will be a growing population. The Council will be working with the parish council, the high school and the football club to provide facilities that will keep our residents fit and healthy.”
South Norfolk Council, through Big Sky Developments, a company owned by the Council is building new homes and a business centre in Long Stratton.