Following our Nov-Dec survey to find out what community facilities residents want at Bransbury Park, our survey results have been published: https://yourcityyoursay.portsmouth.gov.uk/bransbury-park-community-facilities/
Most respondents to the survey live within 15 minutes of Bransbury Park. Over a third do not currently use community facilities anywhere in the city. And, over a fifth of respondents would like to see yoga, Pilates, children’s arts and crafts, aerobics, and parent and baby fitness groups in the community space at Bransbury Park.
Additionally, most of the respondents said that they’re likely to use the sports and leisure facilities at the new leisure centre at Bransbury Park.
We also spoke to Eastney Community Association, who said they wanted to stay in their current building, instead of sharing space in the new leisure centre. We think the community agree, because in another survey, more than 80% of people said the centre met existing needs. So, the plan is to keep the community centre separate.
Cllr Steve Pitt, Portsmouth City Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure & Economic Development, said: “I’m pleased that we conducted this survey, as it’s important that we consult with and listen to our community about our plans for Bransbury Park.
“Equally, it’s important that we listen to our partners at Eastney Community Association, and so, this has led to the decision to keep the community centre separate to the new leisure centre. We will work closely with them to ensure that together we provide the facilities that our residents want at Bransbury Park.”