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Sport and Leisure Services

Sports and Leisure Services

cycling boy outsideThe Council’s vision for Sport and Leisure is:

“Deliver accessible, exciting and satisfying experiences for local people in Erewash to increase and enjoy their sport and physical activity and improve their health and wellbeing.”

This vision is also shared by partners of the ‘Sport, Health and Physical Activity Alliance’ (SHPAA) who have developed a plan in partnership with the Council that sets out a collective commitment to address the broader challenges and opportunities facing sport, health and physical activity over the next few years.

dad son swimThe scope of this plan will focus on ‘improving healthy lifestyles, targeting inactive people and increasing low level activity’ of people living in Erewash. The plan is focused on realising opportunity and change at local level. It highlights the existing provision and partnerships in the borough and the important contribution these are making within local communities.

The Council will support this vision by delivering the ‘Sport and Leisure Services Plan’ through two functional areas – Operational and Development Services as follows:

Operational Services

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    Rutland Sports Park
    - athletics track, health and fitness gym, indoor tennis centre and full size artificial turf pitch.
    Pewit Golf Course - 9 hole.
    Victoria Park Leisure Centre - swimming pool and multi-purpose room.

Friesland Sports Centre - sports hall, health and fitness gym, squash courts, 3G pitch.

West Park Leisure Centre - sports hall, swimming pool, health and fitness gym, sauna and steam room and function facilities.

Delivering ‘extreme sporting activities’ such as mobile skate park for young people.

CLEANING SERVICES - primarily providing cleaning services for the council offices.

Development Services

park runSports Development
Supporting the development of sporting activities for all age groups including the development of volunteering opportunities
Physical Activity Development - develop activities for all age ranges to engage with people in active recreation i.e. walking and cycling including the PACE programme   
Health Improvement – supporting reduction in health inequalities through the development and delivery of sporting and  physical activities, whilst also delivering targeted interventions to improve health  i.e. Live Life Better Derbyshire.    
Grants scheme - financial support for local individuals, clubs and organisations  Marketing and research - support service for all of the above services to access our customers in the most appropriate way and promote the services we offer.


FootgolfUseful information on the programmes, partnerships and strategies which support the Council in achieving its vision for sport, health and physical activity can be found below:
Derbyshire Sport -
Sporting Futures -
Community Sport Trust -
Derbyshire County Council including Public Health -

DCMS Strategy – A Sporting Future 2015
Derbyshire Sport Strategy – Towards an Active Derbyshire 2016 – 2021  
Erewash Sport, Health and Physical Activity Plan 2014-2019


Niamh Emerson

Live Life Better Derbyshire

Walking for Health

Health Referral Scheme

Jog Derbyshire

Physically Active Children Everywhere (PACE)



Useful Information

health club disabilitySWIMWEAR POLICY - For all our swimming sessions, you can wear: swimming trunks or shorts; swimming costume or bikini; leggings; lycra-based tops and bottoms; close fitting cotton t-shirt; rash vest; burkini / hijood; or other Islamic swimwear; knee-length swim shorts; eg board shorts. We recommend that all jewellery is removed for the duration of your swim.

ADMISSION POLICY - One adult (over 16) can accompany A maximum of 2 children under the age of 8 at any one time.  An accompanying adult (over 16) must be in the water and responsible for the child/children they accompany at all times. Non-swimmers must stay in permitted areas with their responsible person.


Film and Photography in the Leisure Centres

If you wish to take photographs or film within any of the borough's four leisure centres you will need to complete a form first.  You can download the Film and Photography Permission form [329 kb] and take it to the leisure centre before filming or taking any photographs; or you can complete one at the leisure centre.

Facilities for Hire

We have a range of activities and facilities for hire across the borough. For more information on our Skate Parks, Balanceability courses, Wheeled Sports Roadshow, Multi-Sport and Play Roadshow, and Smoothie Bikes, please download this leaflet.