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Last Updated: Friday, 21 April 2006, 06:22 GMT 07:22 UK
Water centre's future still murky
Nottinghamshire canoeist Helen Reeves
Most top athletes now train abroad
More time is needed to decide the future of a major watersports centre in the wake of government funding being withdrawn, officials have said.

The National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont, near Nottingham, lost 1.4m after Sport England reviewed priorities ahead of the 2012 Olympics.

The county council has now extended the consultation on how to use the venue for around six months.

Council officers said they had by pleased by the public response so far.

Holme Pierrepont, opened 30 years ago, has a 2000-metre regatta lake, slalom course, water ski lake and ski tow and is accredited by the British Olympic Association as a training venue for canoeing.

While most Olympians train overseas, the centre is still popular for national competitions and recreational users.


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