the waterfront at West Park West Park Leisure Hub Project

Last updated: 06/09/2022

Exciting plans for a Leisure Hub at West Park in Long Eaton will benefit residents and provide employment opportunities.

The project forms part of the Long Eaton Town Deal which will see up to £25 million of Government funding invested into the town, with a total of seven projects under consideration.

The plans for the park, which is on the edge of the town centre and located off Wilsthorpe Road, are in two parts. The first would see a stunning waterfront alongside the Erewash Canal, including an area for seating to enjoy the park and the canal as well as a facilities for refreshments and to launch small water-craft. The second part of the project includes an improved events space, which will allow for a wider variety of events, with increased car parking and installation of utilities, to help encourage more people to visit the park more often.

On Tuesday 6 September Council Executive will consider the report for the West Park Leisure Hub, which will then be presented to the Town Board next month for endorsement prior to submission to Government.

Richard Ledger, Chairman of the Long Eaton Town Board, says:

“These projects may still be in the early stages but when they come to fruition they will provide improved leisure and recreation facilities for residents. The leisure hub would also attract more visitors to the park and the town as a whole. This is just one part of the exciting proposals for the Long Eaton Town Deal and we look forward to making improvements to the town that can be enjoyed by everyone.”

As the projects move forward they are subject to change, taking account of external factors that are beyond the control of the Long Eaton Town Board. 

Watch a video of Richard Ledger, the chairman of the Long Eaton Town Deal Board, talking about the exciting plans at West Park in Long Eaton.

The next meeting of the Long Eaton Town Deal Board will be on 16 September at 9.30am and will be streamed live on YouTube via this link. View the agenda.