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NOTICE TO ALL MAIN HALL USER GROUPS

Bubwith Leisure & Sports Centre is having essential maintenance work done to the Main Hall floor.

Work starts on Sunday, 25th September and is due to be completed by Sunday, 2nd October.

For the duration of these dates, the Main Hall will be closed to users.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

(N.B. The bar lounge and upstairs room are unaffected by this work and will be available as normal).

September 2022

Bubwith Daily Mile

The trustees of the Leisure Centre Charity are pleased to add their congratulations to Bubwith White Swan CC for the achievement of winning the Foss Evening League 2022.

To re-establish the cricket team on the Bubwith cricket field, there is a requirement for a volunteer grounds person, specifically to look after the cricket square. The Cricket Club has not maintained the square this year, and it might take two years careful work before its fit for play in 2024 season. Obviously, the sooner work is restarted the sooner the square will become viable. Unfortunately, none of the current cricket team is available to take on this role.

Perhaps a parent/grandparent of a cricket-mad young person might like to be part of the cricket set-up? Is there a demand for junior cricket in the village? BLSC would welcome any expansion of cricket to involve more residents.

The contractors working on the Bubwith Daily Mile have assured the trustees that the outfield will have recovered from their work by spring 2023 and will therefore be available for play summer 2023.

It is unfortunate that the Bubwith Daily Mile project could not be completed as scheduled in 2021 but Sport England’s objection created a year long delay. This delay meant the cricket field was not available in 2022 causing the cricket team to find alternative facilities for this season – funded in part at an average of £75 per match by BLSC Charity.

Meanwhile ever-increasing costs for materials and labour, affecting all areas of the construction industry, has seen the overall cost of the Daily Mile project rise by some £32,000, which has all but wiped out the Charity’s reserves. With maintenance work required on the fabric of the building and plans for the cycle pump track, new children’s play area and enhanced terrace still in the pipeline, there is a requirement for urgent replenishment of funds.

If you can help with the cricket field, please contact Neil Readman on either 07860 350858 or .

If you would like to learn more about opportunities to help BLSC in any capacity, please contact any of the current Officers or Trustees who will be happy to answer any queries. Telephone:  01757 288299 or Email:

September 2022.

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.