June 15th, 2024 Updates & News

News and Updates!!

We would like to update the community on our activities in the last year …….. and what a year it’s been!
There’s been two wedding receptions and many other local celebrations – parties , christenings etc there .
The committee is working hard to provide activities and events for our local residents such as:
Bubwith Bunnies – a  baby, toddler and pre-school get together on a Monday morning
Bingo & Quiz –  these monthly events are well supported by young families and those a little older
Gin Festival – a great success in April which will be repeated next year
Macmillan Coffee Morning – the first ever last September.
Youth Club – Age 7 + and senior school kids welcome
Friday evenings bar opening  April – October: music is on and outdoor games for all – some with food vans there.
A survey last summer gave us feedback from what you wanted in the bar so we stock many different drinks now and lowered many prices.
We also support many local groups who provided events and activities for the community –  Santa run, FOBS, Adele tribute night, curry nights and lots of classes.
Coming up, we are  opening for the England Euro 2024 games  – and perhaps more if you want ? We are organising a fashion show (we need models , by the way!),  a Macmillan Coffee Morning , a murder mystery night  and supporting a Robbie tribute night , the Santa Run with  other events still in the planning.
We are also working on having another Bubwith Bash in the summer of 2025 following on from the success of the previous ones done by the organisers at that time.
Outside the Centre there is lots going on:.
We had a contract with a local football club who have many players from our village but they weren’t able to use the field much due to the saturated conditions across the very wet months. Another football club will be using it over the next few weeks – again, one with many players from Bubwith. The playing field has and still is a challenge caused by many factors -the weather, the poor drainage in this part of the village, our mower dying so , while we calculated the best way forward long term,  we have hired contractors who are on with getting the field back to the condition it needs to be as well as the surrounding landscape – but they have had their own challenges , too! We will see huge improvements shortly , I’m sure.
FOBS are in the middle of creating a wonderful mural on the side of the garage.
The Track: This is being well used by all ages , we see! The floodlights come on in darker months until 9pm .
New Terrace: You may have seen this underway right now behind the bar and will be completed in a couple of weeks ,  providing a great space for you all to enjoy.
Playground: Plans are well underway for the construction of a new playground in a different part of the site to the current one which will then be dismantled.
The Bubwith Leisure & Sports Centre is a charity and all of us are local residents who volunteer our time to provide the community with a facility you would – and do – enjoy. We’re always grateful for any extra pairs of hands no matter how little . We also  welcome any suggestions to consider which you would all benefit from. Everyone is welcome to come along to the monthly meetings or , if you have any questions just head to the BLSC website and contact us for a direct reply.
We are also extremely grateful to the community for supporting anything going on at the Centre and the money you spend as a result have provided lots for you: equipment for the Bubwith Bunnies  , Youth Club, events etc. The bar is getting a face lift soon and the terrace will have some great new furniture.
So , thank you …….. and keep coming along!