In November 2019, Warwick District Council invited residents and community groups in Kenilworth to give their feedback on future plans.
The proposed plans include; Abbey Fields Swimming Pool, Castle Farm Recreation Centre and the new site for the Kenilworth Wardens cricket and football clubs.
The five-week consultation was publicised widely in the town and the seven public drop in sessions organised the Council were well attended. As a result, 752 surveys on the schemes were completed by local residents the findings of which are now available to view in a report on the Council’s website.
Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Culture, Councillor Moira Ann Grainger commented;
“We are making a huge investment in the leisure facilities in Kenilworth, so we were therefore keen to get feedback from all sectors of our community on our latest design proposals. Those who responded gave some very clear messages about the need for the new facilities to be sustainable, energy efficient and accessible to all and also highlighted the importance of mitigating the impacts on traffic and wildlife.”
The plans for Abbey Fields, will see the creation of a second indoor pool as well as the refurbishment and remodelling of all the public areas. At Castle Farm there will be a new leisure centre with sports hall, 80 station gym and studios. The building will also provide a home for the Scouts and Guides. The wider site will also incorporate new facilities for the Kenilworth Wardens. A full report of the consultation will form part of the planning application for both sites which will be submitted later this year.