Have a question about the future of Sheringham’s Splash? Here’s your chance to find out more

Penny Bevan Jones (left, centre) taking an Excel 2000 water-based exercise class at Splash, Sheringh

Penny Bevan Jones (left, centre) taking an Excel 2000 water-based exercise class at Splash, Sheringham.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Questions have swirled around the future of Sheringham's Splash centre ever since multi-million pound plans to renovate the leisure centre were revealed.

From when Splash will close in its current form, to opening of a new centre, to what facilities will be on offer, the public has a chance to raise their questions with North Norfolk District Council.

The event will take place on Thursday 22 March from 1pm until 8pm at Splash in Sheringham.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to learn more about the proposed facilities, view artist impressions of the current proposals and comment on the design concept, site layout and the overall impact of the proposed project.

North Norfolk District Council agreed £10.7m of funding for the new leisure and fitness centre to replace the existing facility, Splash, in December 2017.

As part of the design process, the Council is keen to share early proposals of the facility with the local community.

Splash at Sheringham was opened in May 1988. A condition survey conducted in 2017 highlighted an urgent need to invest in a new facility to ensure access to leisure services is secured for the future.

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North Norfolk District Council has appointed Saunders Boston Architects and a full design team to develop the new facility who will be on hand at the public event.

Together with staff from North Norfolk District Council they will be answer questions in an informal environment and prior to the submission of a planning application for the proposed development.

North Norfolk District Council's Leader, Councillor John Lee said: 'The provision of a multi-million pound state of the art leisure facility supports North Norfolk District Council's commitment to improving the health and well-being of its residents and we are looking forward to getting the development underway. Before we do, it is important that we consult with those who will benefit from the facility to ensure we get it right.'

Councillor Becky Palmer, the Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure Services said: 'This event is an opportunity for local people to come and have their say on an exciting new development that will ensure the provision of leisure facilities is secured for the future.'