News & Events in Warwickshire

March 2024

Castle Farm Leisure Centre Opening

On Saturday 24 February, Tim Cox was delighted to attend the official opening of Castle Farm Leisure Centre, including the adjacent Scout and Guide Centre, in Kenilworth. Olympic 110m hurdles silver medallist, Colin Jackson, and freestyle footballer and Guinness World Record holder, Jamie Knight, joined the Lord Lieutenant in an official ribbon cutting ceremony alongside representatives from Warwick District Council and Everyone Active to mark the grand opening. Attendees at the event including members of the public also had the opportunity to take part in a range of free taster activities, including group exercise classes, football skills, basketball and pickleball. 

Castle Farm Leisure Centre opened to the public in December 2023 following a £16 million build completed over 20 months, a project which also saw the creation of a new headquarters for the Kenilworth Scouts and Guides in the adjacent building. The centre is operated by Everyone Active in partnership with Warwick District Council. 

Cllr Heather Timms, Warwickshire County Council Portfolio Holder for Environment, Climate and Culture, said: 

"The recent community visits by the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, Tim Cox, and his Deputy Lieutenants, demonstrate the importance of recognising and celebrating the outstanding achievements of our residents and Warwickshire-based organisations. The presentations of awards, attendance at community shows, and participation in official openings are all vibrant and inclusive community events that show how we can make Warwickshire the best it can be, and encouraging a real sense of pride in our county”. 

The Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, Tim Cox, said: 

“It is always a pleasure and a privilege to attend these special events and to connect with our local communities, celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding individuals and organisations.  

“These moments highlight the incredible spirit we have within Warwickshire, and how as individuals and as a community we can deliver activities and remarkable opportunities that deliver a positive impact”. 

The Lord Lieutenant also formally opened the Scout and Guide Centre while at Castle Farm Leisure Centre.