Please support the campaign to save Victoria Leisure Centre by doing the following:

- Write to Nottingham City Council >
- Talk to your councillors >
- Join the Facebook group >
- Join the campaign mailing list >
- Spread the word >
- Keep using the facilities at the Leisure Centre >


WRITE TO NOTTINGHAM CITY COUNCIL

Please send your objections to the plans to demolish and rebuild the centre to the members of the Development Control Committee (listed in order of importance). You can just write one email and copy it to all the others. Click on the link for information you may wish to include in your letter.

Detailed Analysis & Critique Of Council's New Design Plans March 2010 >

CHAIR OF DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE
Councillor Chris Gibson
chris.gibson@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Councillor Katrina Bull
katrina.bull@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Councillor Graham Chapman
graham.chapman@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Councillor Gul Khan
gul.khan@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Councillor Alan Clark
alan.clark@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Councillor Ian Malcolm (Vice-Chair)
12 Twyford Gardens
Clifton Grove
Nottingham
NG11 8PB

Councillor Dick Benson
rs.benson@btinternet.com

Councillor Alex Foster
alex.foster@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Councillor Cat Arnold
cat.arnold@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Councillor Hylton James
hbjames10@hotmail.com

Councillor Rob Lee
rob.lee@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Councillor Eileen Morley
eileen.morley@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Councillor Mohammed Munir
mohammed.munir@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Councillor David Oldham
david.oldham@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Councillor Wood
malcolm.wood@nottinghamcity.gov.uk



TALK TO YOUR COUNCILLORS AND MPS

Another really great way of registering your protest about the closure and demolition of the Victoria Leisure Centre is to go and talk to your councillors directly. All Nottingham City councillors hold weekly surgeries where residents from their wards can discuss local issues. You first need to check which ward you live in and then to find out where and when your councillor’s surgeries are held.

The details of the surgeries in the two wards closest to the Victoria Leisure Centre are listed below. If you live elsewhere in Nottingham please find out about your councillor’s surgeries on the Nottingham City council website. Even if you live a long way from the Leisure Centre, it is still really important to speak to your local councillors about your concerns.

Victoria Leisure Centre is in St Ann’s ward. There are three councillors for this ward who are Jon Collins (Labour), Dave Liversidge (Labour) and Sue Johnson (Labour). St Ann’s ward surgeries are held at:

St Ann’s Advice Centre, Neighbourhood Centre, Robin Hood Chase
Every Tuesday, 10.30am - 11.30am

St Ann's Library, Robin Hood Chase
Every Wednesday, 6.00pm - 7.00pm

Carlton Road Library
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month, 10.00am -11.00am

Victoria Leisure Centre is also the main leisure facility for the Sneinton area which is in the Dales ward. The Dales ward councillors are David Mellen (Labour), Gul Khan (Labour) and Ken Williams (Labour). Their surgeries are held at:

Sneinton Library, Sneinton Boulevard
Every Saturday, 11.00am - 12.00 noon

Bakersfield Library, Watson Ave
1st and 3rd Saturday in every month, 10.00am -11.00am

Or you can call the councillors directly on:
Jon Collins: 0115 915 5038 or 0115 915 5638
Dave Liversidge 0115 915 5624 or 07507 650 101
Sue Johnson: 07971 026 907
David Mellen: 0115 915 2497
Gul Khan: 0115 915 5657
Kenneth Williams: 0115 847 7513

It is also a good idea to talk to your local MP about your concerns with the proposed closure of the Leisure Centre. MPs hold monthly surgeries in the city centre to discuss issues of concern with their constituents. Again, you need to first find out which constituency you live in to make sure you contact the correct MP.

Victoria Leisure Centre is in the Nottingham East constituency for which the MP is John Heppell (Labour). You can arrange a surgery meeting with him via his website:

Contact John Heppell MP >

If you live in a different part on Nottingham, please use the website below to find out who your MP is and how you can arrange a meeting with them:

Find your local MP >



JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP

If you are on Facebook you can also show your support by joining the campaign group and receiving campaign updates via your Facebook account. Login into Facebook and in Groups search for ‘Save Victoria Leisure Centre in Nottingham from closure’.

Facebook group >



JOIN THE CAMPAIGN MAILING LIST

Please enter your details below to receive updates on the campaign to save Victoria Leisure Centre:

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SPREAD THE WORD

Tell everyone you know about this website www.savevictoriabaths.org.uk.
Spread the word and drum up support for the campaign!



KEEP USING THE FACILITIES AT THE LEISURE CENTRE

Please see the website below for the opening times, a list of facilities and prices. If you have not used the Turkish baths (similar to a steam room and sauna) before, then you really should! Or try swimming in the 33m Gala Pool, book a badminton court or give the gym a go. If you are organising a children’s party, an event, conference or anything else, please consider using the Leisure Centre as a venue. The Sports Hall is a very impressive space.

Please make it your own personal mission to use the centre and tell as many other people as possible to use it regularly over the next nine months. An increase in user numbers will really make a difference!

Victoria Leisure Centre opening times >