New cafe installed at Dronfield Sport Centre

The council will be investing £60,000 into a new café at Dronfield Sports Centre so that people will be able to re-fuel after their workout.

North East Derbyshire District Council’s Cabinet is planning to invest in a new cafe in the Dronfield Sports Centre after people expressed their opinion on improvements.

North East Derbyshire District Council Leader Councillor Graham Baxter said: “Although providing sports and fitness activities is ourmain priority, social isolation is a key concern for us so we see the café as a great community social place where people can come and meet for a chat and a cuppa.

“Hopefully the building work should take two to three months then we can open the café.”

The planned cafe will include a servery for hot and cold food and drinks including tea, coffee, shakes, smoothies and sandwiches, cooler displays with ‘Grab and Go’ options and a viewing area of the pool and buggy park.

Anne Richardson, 42, member of sport centre, said: “A new cafe is all anyone needed really, isn’t it? It will be nice to get healthier food. I’m prefer to buy drinks from a cafe rather than vending machine.”

Dronfield Sports Centre is popular and well-known in Derbyshire and its neighborhoods and has over 28,000 monthly visits.

Michael Schmidt, 52, member of sport centre, said: “When I come with my family and I am finished earlier or somebody wants to do something else, they can wait here.

“If it wants to attract customers it should keep the price sensible and have a loyalty points scheme.”

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