Extension building works start March 4th.....

Its official, the long awaited extension is going ahead and it starts on the 4th March 2019.

We are excited to announce we are roughly doubling the size of our gym and cafe area to create a bigger facility. We will be having a brand new gym install and anticipate opening the new facility in summer 2019 at our Summer Party!! Gym equipment yet to be confirmed so watch this space!

There will be some temporary changes while the works go ahead:

 Entering the building: We will need to create a temporary entrance to the building which will resort in having to create a pathway across the grass area to the 3G end of the sports centre. To enable this we will close off some parking bays, remove a fence panel and customers will enter the building via the doorway at the bottom of our corridor in the main building.

 

Parking: We are aware parking in the day time can be difficult but we have limited the amount of parking for internal services associated with Worle Centre so we can still provide customer parking. Where people can, we ask to make alternative transport to the centre or car share to reduce the amount of cars in the day time. In half terms and evenings we have use of the school car park and encourage customers to park in the 250 spaces we have access to.

 Disruption to services: We hope there shouldn't be any disruption to the services we offer in the coming months but there will be a point where we need to close the Cafe and Gym to connect the new extension to the existing building and refit the Cafe and Gym with new equipment. This is scheduled to take no longer than 2 weeks but we will know closer to the time, the timing of this is purely weather dependant. All other services like classes and football etc will continue.

Once the gym equipment has been selected we will hold an open evening in our Cafe where the Centre Manager and Trustees will be available to take questions in regards to the building works and new equipment being installed.

We thank you for your continued custom and support of our community charity sports centre.

 

Delays on Female changing rooms

We have been chasing Wilmot Dixon today for a completion date on the female changing rooms, to be informed the earliest they think the works will be completed is Wednesday 10th October. This is due to complications on removing the plasterboard in the shower area.

We can only apologize for the delayed finish time and reassure you we are chasing Wilmot Dixon to finish the works ASAP but need to ensure there will be no further problems with the female changing rooms.

The continued use of other internal and external changing rooms will be in place until works are completed.

Thank you @Worle

Septembers Trustee meeting

Every quarter @Worle holds a Trustee meeting to discuss @Worle's performance, future vision and day to day operations of the centre. We aim to give you a brief over view of the points discussed, so you can see how your community sports centre is running.

Points discussed

  • @Worle were thrilled with the feedback from the Summer Party and look forward to next year’s and continuing to share our profits with groups in the local community
  • The Trust were pleased to welcome 2 new Trustees onto the board of the centre (Paul Savage and Gareth Starr) and we look forward to them adding their expertise to what @Worle does
  • The launch of the Café has been a success but there is a need to keep improving and growing it
  • Plans for our extension are moving forward and we are waiting to hear some final confirmation from the council before we submit final planning permission. We still hope to be in a position to start the work before the end of 2018

Next meeting will be held in December.

Female Changing rooms - building work

Due to a long standing defect in the female changing room, works will be starting on Monday 17th September to replace the shower cubicle area.

This will mean the female changing rooms will be closed until the anticipated date of Friday 28th September. 

 We will be temporarily turning the male changing rooms into the female changing rooms and gentlemen you will be located in an outdoor changing room throughout the process. On Saturday 22nd September we may not have a male changing room, depending on how many football bookings we have. We do however have 2 indoor disabled changing rooms with shower facilities should you require them.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused - @Worle Team