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Victoria Aitken Cllr says a few words…..

We are very happy to share this Press Release (October 22nd 2020) from Victoria Aitken Cllr.”Bubwith Leisure and Sports Centre officially unveiled their refurbished toilets on Monday, 12 October with a small socially distanced ceremony after completing the works funded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council as part of Commuted Sums from local housing developments.
Steve Young, Volunteer Treasurer at Bubwith Leisure and Sports Centre, was also presented with a plaque from East Riding of Yorkshire Council relating to the Commuted Sums funding the club received.
In total, the Leisure and Sports Centre were awarded £12,425 from Commuted Sums and in addition to this they received £20,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation, £5,000 from the Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation and also received £7,700 as a private donation.
Steve Young said: “Bubwith Leisure Centre has moved forward in refurbishing the out of date building and then COVID struck; the final work to be done was to totally refurbish our toilets to a high standard. We were delighted that the Commuted Sums grant of £12,425.00 was awarded to help with the cost of the work.”
Councillor Gary McMaster, portfolio holder for enhancing communities, added: “I am delighted that we have been able to help fund these much needed improvements through Commuted Sums provided by local housing developments as a condition of their planning approval. I was very impressed by the new facilities at Bubwith Leisure and Sports Centre, and wish them well for the future.”
Dr Richard Moore, Chair of the Bubwith Leisure & Sports Centre has also added to this…
The ladies and gent’s toilet refurbishment was sponsored by Garfield Weston, ERYC Commuted sum funds and the Bernard Sunley Foundation. The toilets were installed by J Hart, plumbing of Thorngumbald and also the redecoration of the corridor and the whole upstairs area, where the new Treehouse Children’s Nursery is situated was completed by Richard Madge.
A great overall job done by everyone – what an improvement!

A Community Hub – Run by Volunteers.

Thanks to all those who helped us by completing the survey. Over a hundred replies is very encouraging and most of the suggestions and comments are helpful and guide us for the future.
It is worth noting that over the summer we have achieved:
Refurbishment of the Ladies and Gents toilets, a complete makeover.
Refurbishment of the sports Changing Rooms, with new showers and toilets, and redecorated.
Redecoration of the upstairs room, now housing The Treehouse Nursery, and installation of air conditioning.
Redecoration and reflooring of the circulation areas downstairs.
Refreshing with tougher paint the walls in the hall, where they had become marked.
Installed full Covid-19 precautions, signage, twelve automatic hand sanitisers, and of course new hand washing facilities. That ticks a few of the boxes!
Other improvements requested in the survey by yourselves included:
More opening hours for the bar, better food and drink:- note we now have a full premises licence.
Family and community events:- we hope to restart these as soon as Covid allows.
Fitness classes:- we have Freestyle dance, Karate, and new Pilates, Bootcamp and Zumba.
Cinema:- watch this space! Licences and permissions in place. Bookings invited shortly.
Craft and artistic clubs, computers, counselling, physiotherapy, badminton. If you wish to run any of these or know someone who does, please get in touch.
We are now considering the way forward, with plans for outdoor activities in these troubled times.

Sports England

Today saw a visit from Kelly at Sport England to the centre. Her guidance will most certainly help us in our plans for delivering a greater range of sport and indoor/outdoor activities for all ages to Bubwith and the surrounding communities. Keep a look out for further developments! It’s exciting!


Lewis Kirkbridge – 1066 Battle Walk – Raising Funds for Men’s Health

Here is Lewis Kirkbride, who is raising funds for Men’s Health by marching from Stamford Bridge to Battle near Hastings. Today was Day 1, about 15 miles, and finishing at Bubwith Leisure Centre for a welcome shower. Follow him on his Facebook page. These photos are before the shower, none available during, sorry folks! A strapping young man under all that heavy uniform. Take a look at his Facebook page


Daytime Reduction in Main Hall Hire Charges

Stop Press!!!!!

Reduction in Main Hall Hire Cost – Half price! In view of the current COVID – 19 situation we would like to offer, for a limited period until this awful virus issue is very much improved, the hire of the Main Hall from Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17.00 at HALF PRICE.

This means that our normal hourly rate of £18.50 will be reduced to £9.25 / hour. We believe that this will encourage suitable social distancing within groups that otherwise would consider using alternate smaller areas. Please arrange booking in the normal way. Stay safe out there.

We’re Open!! Monday, 31st August, 2020.

Monday, 31st August 2020: We would like to announce the re opening of the Bubwith Sports & Leisure Centre after the COVID lockdown. Sophie Brooke from Feathersteps Dance School cut the ribbon. That evening was the first of her dancing classes, she was permitted to allow 9 couples. Since March, the Bubwith Sports & Leisure Centre has been completed redecorated, has had new ladies and gents loos installed, the football and cricket changing rooms have been repainted and to top this The Treehouse Children’s Nursery have taken up residence upstairs.

All great news for the village of Bubwith and the surrounding areas.

The Treehouse Day Nursery

We are proud to welcome The Treehouse Day Nursery to Bubwith Leisure & Sports Centre. The upstairs room and staircase has been completed redecorated ready for their arrival. Please take a look.

For more information, contact Libby or Emma on 

They are also on Facebook

Reopening of the Bubwith Leisure & Sports Centre

Due to refurbishment delays, the Centre, which had planned to open this coming week, will not now be available for another two weeks. We apologise for this, but the supply of materials to our contractors has meant that we couldn’t move as fast as we would have hoped. Please keep an eye on these pages for updates.