Council investment for Summit and Selby Leisure Centre improvement works

Selby District Council has agreed to a near-quarter million pound investment for making changes to its leisure centre and Summit Indoor Adventure in Selby, to meet growing needs from customers for more space.

There’s increasing demand for exercise classes and spaces to hold children’s parties and events at the site, so the Council has decided to remove the existing ski slope and introduce a new space that can be used to support lots of different activities.

This is in direct response to what customers have been saying they want at the site.

Cllr Mark Crane, Leader of the Council and the executive member with responsibility for leisure services, explained why he’s backed this move. “The Summit is such a great facility for Selby, the district and beyond – we want to make sure that we keep it that way by offering the things people really want,” Cllr Crane said.

“It’s become clear that although the skiing was initially a draw for people, it’s not proved to be as popular as other activities. This is about making the best use of the space to make sure the Summit can continue to go from strength to strength.”

The Summit and Selby Leisure Centre are run by Inspiring healthy lifestyles on behalf of Selby District Council. Managing Director Peter Burt added: “Leisure services must be flexible in order to meet the constantly changing needs of customers. These changes provide us with more usable space across the sites and allow us to meet the growing customer demand for exercise classes, parties and events.

The investment from the Council totals £230,000. All other activities at The Summit are unaffected, including the popular climbing wall, adventure play area, ride and skate park, aerial trek and bowling. The improvement works will also open up a new upstairs link with the adjacent leisure centre, giving customers easier access to changing facilities.

Work is scheduled to take place later this year and will take four months to complete.

Last updated: 15 August 2018