This page is in decending date order of items we discover.
We should make it clear that at the time of the latest update (11/12/18)
NO decision has yet been taken on the future of the Leisure Centre.
Public Consultation days and venues on the Civic Quarter (Incl. the Leisure Centre):-
Tuesday 8th January 2019 in the Princes Mead Shopping Centre from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Tuesday 8th January 2019 in the Farnborough Leisure Centre from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Saturday 12th January 2019 in the Princes Mead Shopping Centre from 9.00 a.m. to Midday.
Please try and get along to the Farnborough Leisure Centre.
Information provided at a Committee meeting on Saturday 8th December 2018 (to be substantiated by
subsequent minutes). Jessica Lamport on behalf of our represenative for Places for People, Adam Pitman,
informed the meeting that an extension to the contract for P4P to manage the Leisure Centre had been
received. Their current contract expires at the end of January 2018, but has been extended by the Council
to the end of March 2021.
Email received by Michael Pearse on 25/10/18
Email from Katherine Everard on 01/10/18
Email from Michael Pearse on 18/8/18
As a committee we are currently addressing the points raised in Michael's email.
Email received by the Hon. Secretary 14th June 2018
Email response from Katherine Everard to the RBC letter below 8th June 2018
Letter received from Ashley Sharpe in response to ours of 7/5/18 7th June 2018
Email from Michael Pearse on 14/5/18
I have spoken to a Lady from the 10 Pin Bowling Club, they are
also in contact with RBC re the proposals from them, concerning the
re-development of the Leisure Centre, we cater for the over 60s, they
cater for the under 18s, also they are very much a profit driven Club,
so we are approaching RBC from different directions but with the
Letter sent on behalf of the club to Mr. Peter Amies 7th May 2018
Email from Michael Pearse on 20/4/18
Just spoken to a young man who was at the meeting, discussing the Area around the
Leisure Centre, he said that RBC want to put 700 + houses on the Site, Leisure Centre, Library
and Old Police Station, and both the Leisure Centre and Library could be demolished !!
Email from Rona Jennings on 11/4/18
I have read David Clifford's response to Michael Pearce, and the other article, thank you.
I believe we should all contact our ward councillors on this matter, regardless of David Clifford's response.
I believe that "Retail" is the driver of Rushmoor Borough Council, the civic quarter must be for the enjoyment of Rushmoor's population and visitors.
If the plan goes ahead with demolishing the centre, all age groups must be considered when rebuilding a sports complex.
Response to an email enquiry by Michael Pearse on 9/4/18
Thank you for your email and I completely understand your concern. I would appreciate seeing the article and have no idea who spoke on behalf of Rushmoor.
I can assure you that there are no immediate plans for the Leisure Centre although we are looking at regenerating this area in time.
That said we would always want a Leisure Centre to be a part of that and would engage with the public well in advance of any development with detailed proposals.
I hope that gives your members the reassurance they need.
Leader - Rushmoor Borough Council
Copied from Farnborough News & Mail 4/4/18
CENTRE OF DISCUSSION
Rushmoor considers options for future of Farnborough Leisure Centre as part of civic quarter proposals
By THOMAS DEAN
FARNBOROUGH Leisure Centre was a hot topic of debate among councillors as they met to discuss current leisure contracts and future plans for the site.
Questions have been raised about the impact of the Farnborough civic quarter proposals on the leisure centre and whether a new facility would be built as part of those plans.
At the Leisure and Youth Policy and Review panel meeting on Thursday March 19, it was announced that although no concrete decision had been made,
there are a few options available to Rushmoor Borough Council should they take the decision to rebuild the facility.
One would be to build on the current site, keeping the swimming pool and gym open while the rest of the centre is demolished to enable a new leisure centre to be built in its place.
If a new-build is the preference then there are two routes the borough council could take - the first being a design-and-build contract alongside a separate operate-and-maintain contract;
the second being one combined contract covering design, build, operation and maintenance.
Rushmoor plans to consider both of these options over the coming months as the master-plan for the civic quarter is finalised.
Pete Amies, the borough council's head of community and environmental services, said: "We were asked if there were to be a new
leisure centre included as part of the Farnborough civic quarter proposals, where it would be sited.
It was explained that no decision had been made but one option could be to build on the current site."
"This could be done by keeping the swimming pool and gym open while the rest of the centre is demolished to enable a new leisure centre to be built in its place"
"Once the new centre is opened, containing a new gym and swimming pool, the old swimming pool and gym would be demolished and a multi-storey car park built.
There is an option to retain the leisure centre but if the preference is for a new-build there are generally two approaches. In the new-build options,
the contractor would take on responsibility for maintaining the building. These and other options will be considered over the coming months."