Somercotes Leisure Centre

Somercotes Leisure Centre also know as The Somerlea Park Community Centre or Somerlea Park Centre, opened on the 6th December 2008 after successful bids for funding totaling £765,000 for a community project supported by the Big Lottery Fund, Coalfield Regeneration Fund and Derby & Derbyshire Economic Partnership.

The project was the work of Somercotes Leisure Development Group, a voluntary community group that supports projects related to sport and leisure in Somercotes. The group decided that it was time to ‘make a difference for its own community’. The group has supported other local projects including securing funding to re-level and install drainage on the Acorn Ground football pitches (£42k) and the provision of lighting for the multi-sports hard courts (£30k).

Somerlea Park Centre started as a Social Enterprise a ‘Community Interest Company’ but has attained Charity status (July 2010) and looks forward to expanding its profile to support the local community.