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NEWS RECOMMENDATIONS APPROVED FOR BINGHAM LEISURE CENTRE Recommendations for a new £20m leisure centre and commercial space in Bingham, Nottinghamshire have been approved by Rushcliffe Borough Council. Independent consultants have worked with the Local Authority to produce the plan having explored options to develop the site which will consist of a mix of commercial and leisure facilities. The plan is consistent with aspirations to develop the site as part of a key gateway between the current town centre and the growth of local housing developments. Proposals for a new swimming pool and other leisure facilities, plus serviced offices are now set to be reviewed as part of a report to the group.

NEW NORTH DEVON LEISURE CENTRE BACKED BY COUNCIL Councillors at North Devon Council have backed plans to provide a new leisure centre at Seven Brethren in Barnstaple. Council members approved a recommendation to proceed with the construction of a new swimming pool, sports hall and exercise studios next to an existing tennis centre. The council is still waiting to hear if their funding applications to Sport England and Coastal Communities Fund have both been successful. If this funding falls into place, the council hopes to start work on the project later this year. Executive Member for Parks, Leisure and Culture, Councillor Dick Jones, said: “A decision from Full Council is another positive step towards the delivery of a new pool and leisure facilities to replace our ageing leisure centre at Seven Brethren. The results of our funding applications are key and we have our fingers firmly crossed for some good news later this month.” A decision on funding is expected while SPN is at print.

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Bosta UK Launch Norsup Brand At Donington Park Event In February, Bosta UK held its first product launch event for their new and exclusive ‘Norsup’ range. Twenty pool companies attended the event which was held at Donington Park Race Circuit in their fantastic Pit Lane Suite, which provided the ideal setting for the day. The Norsup products have been developed over the last two years to provide a premium quality plant room range that is 100% exclusive to pool installers and companies with a dedicated retail showroom to display products. Every item has been hand selected by experts at Bosta to give their exclusive dealer network access to unique products, each with their own USPs which set them apart from all other items and brands currently on the UK market. Bosta’s dealer network will also benefit from free promotional materials, display products and an unrivalled extended warranty service. Products on offer included Evo+ pool pumps, sand filters, inverter heat pumps, Supernova UV systems and Cyclone robotic pool cleaners. The company knew it was essential to create a dedicated launch event for the complete Norsup product range to provide customers with a full insight into the importance of having an exclusive brand. As Norsup is not available through online sales, Bosta’s dealer network can benefit from

LEFT: Bosta UK’s Ben Blackburn presents the Norsup range

offering a premium specification product range at competitive prices. Norsup was created in response to feedback from pool companies who wanted an exclusive high-end offer. Customers had a great day learning about the products, as well as getting the opportunity to race around the Donington Park track in an Aston Martin V12 Vantage, Citroen C1 race car and Noble M400 supercar! Attendee, Paul Arborici from Bay Leisure said: “I would like to thank you for your great hospitality on the day. It’s probably the best showcase we have ever attended. I look forward to selling the Norsup range. It’s been well thought out and I like the four years’ warranty on a lot of the products.” Bosta UK 01284 716580 www.bosta.co.uk

Green Light For Derby’s New Pool It’s full steam ahead for Derby’s new pool at Moorways. Derby City Council gave the green light to build a much larger leisure water pool as part of the new complex last month. A capital budget of £42m has been approved to deliver and complete the whole project by late 2021. Designed with families and children in mind, the new plans include a number of thrills and spills that will serve the city for decades to come. It will now include a play structure, beach area, two flumes, a wave generating ‘wow’ ball, play structure, multi-slide

and a wave rider. Delivering the additional features is expected to make the complex more attractive to families. The experience will be more exciting and thrilling, providing fun for families and children up to age 15. Councillor Alan Grimadell, Cabinet Member of Leisure, Culture and Tourism: said: “It’s a very exciting time for Derby.

This investment will provide the city with a fantastic complex that will serve residents and visitors for decades to come. Our decision to go ahead with a much larger leisure water pool with more fun features for families and children is delivering what Derby residents want.” The complex at Moorways will offer a 50m pool, learner pool, café, soft play, sauna, steam facilities, multi-use rooms, gym and studio. It is anticipated that the project will be completed in late 2021, with a new planning application submitted this summer and construction beginning later this year.

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Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...