WATCH | Decision on extra funding for leisure centres and Serco

Our councillors agreed at an Extraordinary Council meeting on 12 August to provide extra funding to Freedom Leisure to enable the reopening of Derbyshire Dales leisure centres in Ashbourne, Matlock and Wirksworth with reduced hours and new Covid safety measures.

The virtual meeting can be viewed again below:



The actual reopening date and operating hours will be announced by Freedom Leisure after a period of mobilisation.

A fourth leisure facility operated on behalf of the council by Freedom - Bakewell Swimming Pool - will remain closed for a further two months after councillors heard that the small size of the facility made current social distancing requirements unworkable.

At the same meeting, councillors agreed to provide financial support to Serco to support the implementation of a new waste & recycling contract - which started this month - due to the impact of delays to the delivery of new refuse collection vehicles associated with manufacturer shutdowns during Covid-19.

Read the full report [PDF]
Our councillors agreed at an Extraordinary Council meeting on 12 August to provide extra funding to Freedom Leisure to enable the reopening of Derbyshire Dales leisure centres in Ashbourne, Matlock and Wirksworth with reduced hours and new Covid safety measures.

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