Activating Community health
The wellbeing of residents in Millom and surrounding areas was at the heart of the decision-making process when the Activating Community Health project was developed.
The proposals aim to help people to improve their health and wellbeing whilst also generating more reasons for non-residents to visit and spend time in the town – increasing footfall and spend, and boosting economic growth.
The scheme is set to provide a multi-purpose community and leisure hub with a swimming pool and 3G pitch.
The most viable location for the new health hub has been identified as land on the Millom School site, with the new facility working in tandem with the improved all-weather pitch. The new facility will include:
- A community 15m, four-lane swimming pool
- Upgraded 3G surface to the all-weather pitch at Millom School
- A four-court multipurpose sports hall
- Studios for group exercise, classes and dance
- A fitness suite
- A café
It is anticipated that the new leisure hub would be open to the community all year round, including during term time, attracting in the region of 260,000 visits every year.
It would also ensure almost 300 school children would have direct access to the facilities, enabling swimming lessons to be delivered without the need to travel to other towns with pool facilities.
During the leisure hub construction phase, it is estimated that 90 new jobs will be created. Once the centre is open, it is anticipated that eight permanent positions will be created, offering employment opportunities for local people.
HAVE YOUR SAY
The projects that form part of the Millom Town Deal have been decided and the funds secured. However, there will be occasions on which feedback and the views of residents are sought.