Thumbs up for refurb

COUNCILLORS have given a unanimous thumbs-up to plans to begin the £2.3m refurbishment of a ‘dismal’ Ilkeston leisure centre

The plans to extend the entrance foyer and replace roof lights at the Victoria Park Leisure Centre in Manners Road are now expected to start soon.

At a planning committee meeting last Wednesday, Cllr Margaret Griffiths said: “Bring it on. It looks so dismal and uninviting. This will improve it a great deal and make it more friendly. I don’t know how it got to look so dark and unpleasant to look at.”