Sport and Leisure For All

Derby deserves sports and leisure facilities that are available and affordable for all, so everyone can enjoy activities and achieve their full potential. Labour's neglect saw Derby for a period without proper swimming facilities and saw Moorways closed long before a replacement was available. And now contracts are signed and work is underway, Labour want to revisit plans for a city centre pool that they previously rejected.

And without Labour's interference, Derby could be hosting cycling for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Labour reduced the venue capacity below what was needed for such a major event and then mismanaged, leaving it failing to turn the profit other arenas do.

We will -

  • Reactivate the Sports Strategy and ensure good facilities are available for all
  • Consult with the operators of velodromes in Manchester and London to learn from their experience and get the Arena running at a profit as they are
  • Work with our local sports venues to better co-ordinate with local accommodation and entertainment venues to create a better total visitor experience and keep visitors enjoying Derby for longer
  • Partner with Derby County Football Club and fans groups to promote 'Safe standing' and support its implementation in Derby
  • Make better use of Alvaston's top-class BMX track and develop its visitor facilities to support larger regular events
  • Launch a public consultation on what community sport and leisure facilities Derby residents actually want to get the best value for local people
  • Better promote existing exercise and activity classes for older and more vulnerable people, and seek to expand them across the whole city.