Up to 500 people are expected to attend a Diamond Jubilee Street
Party where exciting designs for the future of a new sports complex
are to be unveiled.
The public will get to comment on initial artist's impressions
of a new sports and community building to replace the sports hall
at Charles Hill Sports complex in Heanor, which was demolished
after a review in 2010 found it was beyond viable repair.
A new Community group formed by Heanor Town Football Club called
the Charles Hill Centre Community Interest Company (CIC) are due to
take over the ownership of the Loscoe site, and are now looking for
funding to provide a modern new training facility, which will also
be used by other local football clubs and groups.
The Council has committed £1 million to underwrite the costs of
a new development, and planning approval has already been granted
for a new floodlit synthetic multi user sports pitch, which will
also be open for use by the local community.
Surveys will be available to the public at the event, which also
includes entertainment, Zumba, fancy dress, music and a royal quiz!
Comments will be invited on the concept drawings and feedback will
be used to support the CIC's bid to meet the remaining costs, which
will be subject to further detailed designs, ground investigations,
planning approval and funding sources, which are hoped can be met
through Lottery and Sport England as well as other funding
It is hoped a new complex which would include new changing
rooms, office accommodation for new start up businesses and a
community room for sport and social events, will be ready for use
by 2014. The sports pitches are expected to be completed in early
Councillor Chris Short Cabinet Member for Active and Healthier
Places to Live said: "This development represents the next vital
step to achieve the ultimate aim, which is to provide the best
possible facilities for local football and other community sports
to grow and prosper. There's still a long way to go but if funding
can be raised, this will be a fantastic example of communities
owning and managing their own centre for sport and other community
John McCulloch, Chairman of Heanor Town Football Club said: "Our
ambition is to work with our partners and Amber Valley Borough
Council to develop more and better facilities that will make our
vision become a reality and match our on the pitch success with
first class training facilities!"
The street party will take place at Charles Hill Sports Complex
on Flamsteed Avenue in Loscoe from 12pm to 8pm on Monday 4
View an architects' impression of a proposed development
For further information please contact Luke Barrett
Communications Manager on 01773 841 655 or email
email@example.com Notes to editors Photo available on
the Council's web site The Community Interest Company consists of
representatives of Amber Valley Borough Council, Heanor Town
Football Club and Heanor and Loscoe Town Council.