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Improvements to Bradley Stoke and Longwell Green Leisure Centres

South Gloucestershire Council - 16th August 2014

South Gloucestershire Council owns five leisure centres in South Gloucestershire which are all operated by the Circadian Trust.

Longwell Green and Bradley Stoke Leisure Centres experience very high demand which at times the facilities do not adequately meet. In addition, the council is seeking to reduce the amount of subsidy the council currently pays to the trust as the operator. The Council could meet both of these objectives by developing these two leisure centres to better meet the needs of the community.

We are seeking the views of local people and service users to help develop the Councilís plans for these facilities. The following will be considered:

  • Look to provide innovative and improved facilities and services that meet the needs of the local community
  • Which facilities offer the best return on investment, that will increase usage and income generation and reduce the amount of subsidy the council pays
  • Fully explore the costs for developing any new facilities to ensure that the investment is paid back within a set period
  • Developing project plans for the new facilities including delivery timescales, budgets and planning permission.

Initial ideas for improvements to facilities include:

  • Extended gym facilities
  • Better Dance studio/exercise class space
  • Activity rooms that can be used for meetings and parties
  • Improved catering facilities (at Longwell Green)
  • Improved facilities for children and families
  • Improved facilities for a wider range of sports
  • Additional parking provision
  • Reconfiguring internal layout to make more efficient use of space

Find out more and have your say

We welcome your ideas and comments on improving our leisure centres between 14 August and 30 September 2014.

We are particularly keen to find out:

  • Ideas from local people and centre users for improving the facilities, services and courses on offer
  • How much people agree (or disagree) with the improvement ideas that have already come forward
  • To what extent having these new facilities and services would increase usage of the centres and whether they would encourage people to visit more often

Further information is available on our consultation webpage:
www.southglos.gov.uk/consultation or from your local South Gloucestershire leisure centre, library or one stop shop.

You can find out more or tell us your views by:

  • Completing our consultation feedback survey (online or available at the centres)
  • Email: consultation@southglos.gov.uk
  • Write to: FREEPOST RTCT-JXLE-EET, South Gloucestershire Council, Corporate
    Research & Consultation Team, Leisure Centre Consultation, Civic Centre, High
    Street, Kingswood, BRISTOL, BS15 9TR
  • Phone: 01454 868154

If you would like someone to talk to your group or organisation about these proposals, please contact us using the details above to arrange.