Kettering Conference Centre

North Northamptonshire Council hopeful a solution can be found to secure long-term future of Kettering Leisure Village

The Leader of North Northamptonshire Council is hopeful a solution to the continued running of Kettering Leisure Village can be found before July 3.

The Leader, Cllr Jason Smithers, and his team met yesterday to update KLV Support Group on the emerging situation.

The Council is committed to focus on finding a solution so the site can continue to provide leisure and recreational facilities for the community.

The Council is continuing the regular dialogue with Phoenix Leisure Management Limited to ensure momentum is sustained and a resolution found.

Details on the discussions cannot yet be disclosed because of commercial confidentiality, but NNC is hopeful a solution can be found. The authority is aiming to issue a further update in the coming week.

Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of North Northamptonshire Council, said: “I’m pleased that talks are progressing between Compass and Phoenix Leisure and that we’re all focussed on finding a solution for the running of Kettering Leisure Village.

“KLV is one of the area’s premier event and leisure venues and we know how well valued it is by the local community, as indeed it is by us.

“We recognise our position as an enabler and broker to drive forward a solution and remain committed to working with all parties to find a positive outcome for the people of Kettering and the wider area.”

Jack Macdonald-Lucas from the KLV Support Group said: “It is reassuring the various parties are continuing to meet and explore a potential way forward for the KLV and we are increasingly hopeful that a solution can be found. However, it is imperative that momentum is sustained to get a deal over the line.

“Securing the future of Kettering Leisure Village is tremendously important to the community and in helping support a strong economic future for the town. Without this facility Kettering would suffer enormously.”