24th Jan, 2020

Residents again urged to help shape future of Leamington's Newbold Comyn

Ian Hughes 11th Sep, 2019

RESIDENTS are again being urged to help shape the future of Leamington’s Newbold Comyn.

The Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy (SLC) has been commissioned by Warwick District Council to look at the feasibility of new sport and physical activity facilities at the popular 300 acre county park following the closure of the 18 hole golf course at the end of 2017.

SLC have identified some initial options for new facilities following a survey carried out with residents last summer which received more than 3,000 responses.

The options are designed to meet local need, encourage residents to be more physically active and ensure a financially sustainable future.

They include a redesigned par-3 golf course, driving range, re-opening the pitch and putt course, an adventure play area with ropes, zip wires and climbing, an extension to the Leam Valley nature reserve, 3G artificial pitch, and visitor centre and cafe.

SLC will now undertake a more detailed study to explore the viability of the facilities, and want residents to give their views on how they currently use the park, how often, and how useful they feel these new proposed facilities would be.

The survey responses, which form part of a wider consultation will help to develop a draft masterplan for Newbold Comyn, to be considered by a cross-party councillor group.

As part of the consultation process, SLC will also be organising two public drop-in sessions where people can provide feedback, ask questions and make suggestions.

They take place on Friday September 27, 11am to 7pm at Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre and Tuesday October 29, 11am to 6pm at the Royal Pump Rooms.

Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/newboldcomynpark for further information and to complete the survey.

The consultation closes on November 10.

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