Thursday, March 9, 2023

Communities invited to share their thoughts on exciting plans for new Wellbeing & Leisure Hubs

  • New facilities are proposed for Skelmersdale and Ormskirk
  • Consultation days will allow people to see and comment on plans
  • Views sought to shape planning application before submission


West Lancashire Borough Council has been developing exciting plans for new Wellbeing and Leisure Hubs in Skelmersdale and Ormskirk, and now we want to hear your views about the proposals.

A series of community consultations are taking place in March where you can find out more about the plans and give your thoughts on things like site location, key design principles, facilities, and what the Hubs will look like. There is also an online consultation for each Hub now open for you to contribute to.

The proposed new Hubs will replace the ageing Nye Bevan Pool and Park Pool and will provide modern fitness and leisure facilities to better meet the needs of everyone in the Borough. The developments form part of a larger health and wellbeing vision for the Borough which also includes the substantial refurbishment of Burscough Racquet and Fitness Centre.

Partner organisations in health, education and local policing will also be consulted.

Councillor Carl Coughlan, portfolio holder for Leisure, said: "I'm absolutely delighted to be at a stage where we are able to share these really exciting plans with our residents. 

"These state-of-the-art facilities would give people access to a high level of leisure and health support and will significantly boost the area's appeal as a great place to live in a way we can all be proud of. 

"Spending in excess of £40m to replace and revitalise our leisure facilities is a once in a lifetime opportunity and your input will make a difference now and for years to come, so please do come along and give us your views because the opportunities these new Hubs will present for everyone's wellbeing are so important for the future of our communities".

We are keen to hear your views on the proposals ahead of the planning application being submitted. All comments will contribute to a Statement of Community Involvement, which will be submitted with the planning application.

How to get involved:

Come along and speak to one of our Officers and get a look at the proposals: 

  • Monday 13 March, 18:30 - 20:00 Park Pool and Nye Bevan
  • Tuesday 14 March, 17:00 - 20:00 Park Pool and Nye Bevan
  • Wednesday 15 March, 09:00 - 14:00 Park Pool and Nye Bevan
  • Friday 17 March, 10:00-14:00 Concourse, ground floor
  • Saturday 18 March, 10:00-14:00 Ormskirk Market, Moor Street
  • Thursday 23 March, 10:00-14:00 Ormskirk Market, Moor Street

You can also visit the consultation websites at and  until 7 April 2023.


All views will remain anonymous.