Redevelop the sports centre

The old sports centre is barely used at the moment simply because the facilities are in such a poor state. We don't need to reinvent the wheel here – with some new equipment, a fresh lick of paint and a bit of planning, we could revitalise after-school sports activities and clubs in an existing building.

Why the contribution is important

This idea can meet all three of the stated themes at once: it could offer a wide range of new educational and recreational activities, and the renovation/redevelopment could be done in a way that involved young people directly in their community. Importantly, this is a way to create a lot of value without vast expense – we don't need to build something totally new or try and start entirely from scratch. The sports centre is already there – it just needs some TLC!

by admin on June 28, 2015 at 02:50PM

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  • Posted by johnsmith100 June 29, 2015 at 17:36

    This is a fantastic idea! I remember the days when I played after school indoor football there back in the day. It would be great if we could get it back to its former glory to ensure future generations will have somewhere to play sports and make friends. Giving young people to participate in the process is even better!
  • Posted by EricL June 30, 2015 at 11:38

    Maybe we should even set up some new Arlen Hill sports teams? That'll further help our kids learn team work and galvanise a healthy competitive spirit.

    I'm all up for getting adults and parents to volunteer as coaches!
  • Posted by joebloggs123 July 01, 2015 at 11:51

    What about those kids that don't like sports at all - won't this just exclude them?
    I was never a very sporty person myself and would have preferred options and facilities which catered to my preferences as there were always sports teams and equipment available.

    What about technology and business related things?
  • Posted by janedoe999 July 01, 2015 at 12:21

    Yes joebloggs123 - totally agree with your sentiment. Not sure sports focused activities are the most productive use of the funds.

    I think technology and science based things will be much more beneficial!
  • Posted by johnsmith100 July 01, 2015 at 12:53

    janedoe999 and joebloggs123 - we wouldn't have to spend the whole fund on sports. But a proportion of it should be. We need to encourage our young people to remain active to lead healthy lives. Plus sport is a great way to relieve stress and make friends.
  • Posted by admin March 08, 2017 at 14:40

    my comment
  • Posted by admin March 27, 2017 at 15:22

    This is a great idea, I'm not sure we have the funds for it at the moment, do you have any ideas of how to get them?
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