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Community Benefits



Trim Trail

– a walking and running route for 2.5 miles around the site with outdoor gym equipment, seating, and art works along the way.


Community Café

–  a café in the sports centre will provide good healthy, local food to centre users, visiting sports teams, children’s parties or just a coffee and cake or lunch when meeting friends. Open when the centre is open, during the day and evening and when there are planned events. Outside seating for al fresco eating.


A Village Square

– or rather a triangle will be created in the middle of the site to be used for outside entertainment and activities. People will be able to sit in the café and watch.


Children’s Playground

– conveniently situated next to the Village Square and near the café. Young children can get into the sports centre world early on while parents grab a coffee.


Health and Wellbeing

  • Health professionals will be able refer patients to the gym for support from qualified gym instructors and tutors for wellbeing. Prescriptions for exercise classes, educational courses and nutritional support.
  • Mental health support, offered through partner organisations, is planned. Covid has shown the high mental health needs.
  • Sponsored and funded support will be offered through charitable schemes, especially for members of the community affected by debilitating conditions or illness.


Art and Performance

– working with Wysing Arts Centre we are developing ways in which local people and artists can create artwork and performances for the site. Anyone for outside cinema?


Planting and Landscaping

– working with Halesworth in Bloom we will plant flowers and trees wherever possible making the Campus lovely for people and wildlife. Working with Castlemeadow Care and Badger Building, we aim to make the wider Healthy Neighbourhood site a pleasant environment to walk through.


Youth Facilities

– Campus is working with Youth Action Halesworth - Rural (YAH-R) to plan for the future of youth provision including a new youth club. YAH-R includes people from East Suffolk Council, local schools and parents, The Apollo youth club, Halesworth Town Council, the police and Halesworth Volunteers.


Skills Training

– the sports centre will also be utilised to offer further education (16-18 BTEC sport related courses), community education courses and training, work experience, apprenticeships and commercial qualifications within the sport and leisure sector.


Footpaths and Cycle Tracks

– paths and tracks across the site will link up with existing network of public rights of way making it easy to walk into or from town.