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Sport and Leisure

As a seaside town, Filey has much to offer, particularly for outdoor recreation and sea based activities. Locally there are opportunities for outdoor recreation and leisure opportunities such as a full golf course, mini golf, bowling, golf and tennis. Bird watching is a significant activity locally and the Country Park provides a valuable resource with fitness trails and wildlife and nature reserve.

The Town Council is working with Yorkshire Water and other agencies to regain blue flag status for the beach.

There is a swimming pool at Filey School, which offers some public sessions. However, these are limited and the facilities themselves require major updating. There is no dedicated public facility such as a sports centre or public swimming pool in Filey and residents are significantly more dissatisfied with sport and leisure facilities than in other areas of the Borough.

In Filey ward 58% of respondents are dissatisfied with sport and leisure facilities, the highest in the Borough. Place Survey 08/09.

Ward

Borough

%

15%

23%

% of people satisfied with…. Sport / leisure facilities

Areas for Action

  • The lack of an indoor all weather facility is consistently identified as an issue locally, with a desire to see such a facility provided to serve the south of the borough.

  • Maximise the potential of the Country Park for outdoor events to serve both visitors and local residents.

3h) Heritage, Arts and Culture

Filey has a range of cultural facilities. The Concert Hall has recently been upgraded and provides a varied year round programme of films, events, exhibitions and live shows.

There is a small, well regarded museum, which includes exhibits of local interest and information about the marine, fishing and maritime heritage of the area.

The Crimlisk Fisher Archive belongs to and is supported by the Town Council. The archive has a paid Archive Supervisor and over the last 20 years has dealt with thousands of enquiries from all over the world about the town’s history. A number of financial grants have been obtained to make the archive

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