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Bubwith Leisure and Sports Centre:

New Blood Needed!

 Bubwith Leisure & Sports Centre AGM 16 March in the Leisure Centre Bar at 7.45pm

 The current executive management team have reached a stage where they are now planning to stand down at the AGM, a huge amount has been achieved over the last few years and we pleased to be leaving the Centre and field in a good state but we urgently need new ideas and impetus.

We currently do not have a Chair and therefore a new Chair, and likely a new Treasurer and Secretary will be needed after the AGM.

The Parish Council is funding a bookings coordinator for 2 years plus we have Paul our barman in place funded by revenue from the bar.

Hence the charity and bar company need a managerial Team to decide policy and plan for the future, there will still be many hands-on voluntary workers who will be willing and able to assist and if necessary advise.

If a group of people are willing to come forward to pick up the reins, they will be given full support by outgoing management team plus the existing fabulous team of Trustees

Please consider this and speak to the existing team to find out what is needed, this wonderful resource is in need of a new group with new ideas.

Contact:

January 2023

 Bingo is back on 24th February at 7pm.

£150 jackpot too!

Also we must welcome Tai Chi with Howard Gibbon from Holme on Spalding Moor.

New classes started on Wednesday,4th January, 10-11am. Simply turn up and register.

January 2023

In October we welcomed two new User Groups:

Kick Boxing with Kris Crump and Holme Rovers Football are our two new User Groups and even more amazing is that they both have up and running sessions for GIRLS.  The Kick Boxing sessions are on a Thursday evening and a Saturday morning, the Holme Rovers Football coaching sessions are occurring during the evenings on Monday – Thursday. This will allow us to open the bar more regularly. So now the bar will be open Monday through to Thursdays 6pm – until the User Groups finish their sessions. On the second Friday in the month we have a Quiz Night and Bingo will be starting up again in the New Year. Private parties are held too, take a look at our Calendar , find a slot and make your booking with us!!

Hot chocolate, coffees and tea as well as cold alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks are available at the bar, with crisps and peanuts from 6pm onwards.

October 2022

Bubwith Daily Mile

Preparatory work on our long-awaited all-weather running/walking/cycling track has begun!

A Sport England survey of the village was undertaken during last year which suggested that we should increase the use and inclusivity of the field to give everyone, young and old, full use of the field.

The sports consultant employed by Sport England also worked with us to transfer these aspirations into a plan.

The Daily Mile, so called because 3 times around the track is a mile, is seen as the centre of the multi-faceted scheme which will open up usage of the field to walkers/runners/cyclists for all year-round, all-weather use.

The hope is that Park Run type walking/running clubs will be involved as the artificial surface will ensure people can take exercise in a safe and controlled environment, stopping off to socialise at both ends of the field. This will be a resource that can be used all hours as low level lighting will be installed to keep this accessible and feeling safe.

We also will be using the spoil from the track works to make, at a later date, a Cycling Pump track which will be at the end of the field beyond the football field; this will incorporate a cycling proficiency area for learners plus a testing banked track for older children. This will be accessible via the Daily Mile and will be sufficiently far away from housing to be safe for children and also give older children the opportunity to socialise and take part in exercise in a safe way.

The final step in the plan – at a future date, funds permitting – is to move and upgrade the children’s playground. It is hoped to move this nearer, and within sight of, the terrace so parents can keep watch on their little ones more easily.

This will give Bubwith something not available anywhere else in the East Riding.

When all of the above has been achieved this will give Bubwith a field open and inclusive for all and will encourage everyone to use it for the benefit of health and wellbeing.

Financially, grants have been sourced for the Daily Mile with huge assistance from FCC Community Foundation, Sport England and East Riding of Yorkshire Council, all of whom have given us huge support and encouragement, as did Victoria Aitken, our Ward Councillor. Preparatory work has now commenced; grants are now being sourced for the Cycle track which will cost around £100,000.

We encourage anyone with suggestions and ideas, plus a willingness to join the Trustees or work alongside them in achieving the aims above, to contact us.

August 2022.

We have an amazing link showing both inside and outside of the Bubwith Leisure and Sports Centre –

360 degree video.

A bit about our beginnings: The 6 acres or so of land were acquired for the village in 1951, and currently comprise three tennis courts, a children’s playground, car park with a garage and a score board, and a cricket and football pitches. The main building, the Bubwith Sports and Leisure Centre, was built around 1990 and is the focus of many of our activities.

The whole enterprise is run by volunteers for the benefit of the wider community. The Charity, Bubwith Leisure and Sports Centre, no. 1177049, has a body of trustees elected each year.

Also within the Leisure Centre is the Bar and Lounge, this is Bubwith Leisure Centre Ltd., Company Number 04778831 and registered at Companies House.