Nadder Centre

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Presentation given at the Area Board meeting on 23 March 2016.

Work on the Nadder Centre, in Tisbury, is progressing. Plans for the centre continue to evolve with an extended leisure offer now being incorporated into the design of the new facility ready in time for opening. The completion date for the build is now expected to be later in 2016.

The new centre will provide the people of Tisbury and surrounding villages with excellent state-of-the-art community facilities.  The new centre will include a bigger sports hall and fitness suite, indoor cricket practice nets, a bigger library, a remodelled and updated main events hall, facilities for training and business support, facilities for the police, new pre-school accommodation, a children’s centre, meeting rooms and activity spaces for young people. Users of the centre will also be able to benefit from renovation and improvement works currently being carried out at the adjacent outdoor swimming pool, which is run by Tisbury Swimming Club.

The Nadder Centre will serve communities throughout the Nadder Valley, and a logo has been chosen for the development featuring a brown trout the species that brings those wanting to fish in the chalk stream river from far and wide.

The Tisbury shadow COB (Community Operations Board) was formed by the South West Wiltshire Area Board to represent the community throughout the development of proposals for a community campus in Tisbury. To make sure it represented the local community area effectively, the shadow COB included a member from the area board, a parish council representative and members of various community groups.

The planning application for the Nadder Centre can be viewed on the Wiltshire Council planning website. The full list of plans and documents includes new 3D projected images of what the future site will look like.

If you have any questions regarding the campus after reading the information provided then please e-mail

What will be in the Nadder Community Campus?

The campus is currently due to include:
– Fitness suite
– Sports hall
– Library and children’s library
– Variety of multipurpose spaces for activities such as adult learning classes, drama performances, events and aerobic classes
– Children’s centre
– Pre-school
– Space for youth activities
– Facilities for Neighbourhood Police team
– Business incubation units
– Hot desking
– Meeting rooms
– Public IT provision
– Refreshments area
– Provision for Tisbury History Society

Background to the Campus initiative

Wiltshire Council is working with local communities to develop exciting proposals for innovative health and wellbeing centres/hubs across the county. Campuses will help deliver services which are value for money, tailored to local needs and influenced by local people and partners. This will ensure customers and their needs are at the heart of future plans.

Initial proposals for a campus in Tisbury were approved by Wiltshire Council in October 2012. There has also been considerable consultation with the local community about this project and a set of frequently asked questions has been developed.

If you have a question about the campus please email