- Parking was the most popular theme from the open-ended comments. Respondents suggested that the centre needs its own off-road car park.
- It’s important to respondents that the new centre is inclusive and accessible for:
- people of all ages,
- those with disabilities, and
- people on a variety of incomes.
- Respondents want a good quality swimming pool, as well as community spaces. They also hope that some of the existing facilities (like the railway and outdoor courts) will stay.
- Other suggestions included:
- encourage active travel,
- good management,
- flexible opening hours,
- a good café, and
- the hub has to be safe and well-lit.
- A small number of respondents expressed their opposition to the proposal, stating it is the wrong location. Others want constant consultation and for it to be built quickly.
Advice for the council
- Inclusive and accessible for disabled people, families, and people of all ages from teenagers to elderly
- Good quality swimming pool
- Keep existing facilities at Bransbury Park
- Functional and sympathetic design
- Variety of classes, activities and clubs
- Encourage active travel
- General opposition to the proposal
- Indoor sports courts and community rooms
- Good management and maintenance
- Flexible opening hours
- Wrong location for hub
- Consult people and keep them informed
- Safe and well-lit
- Good café
- Build it as quickly as possible