BetterGLL is wrecking Sobell Leisure Centre, Islington, London by building trampoline park it did not consult on and doesn’t even have the decency to provide full details of to members, users or the local community.
SIGN THE PETITION
You can sign the petition against the trampoline park here: https://www.change.org/p/mark-christodoulou-london-borough-of-islington-petition-to-save-the-sobell-centre-sports-hall
We didn’t ask for a trampoline park. We don’t want a trampoline park. GLL did not consult us. GLL has not provided evidence of the need for trampoline park or its impact on current users, including the disabled groups.
The Islington leisure management contract is about GLL maximising profitability in order to generate revenue for Islington Council. The trampoline park, along with turning studio space into conference facilities, is only about the money and nothing to do with members’, users’ or residents’ wants or needs.
That is why without public consultation or the courtesy of providing details GLL is turning our beloved and well-used community leisure resource into a glorified ‘play centre’ by building a trampoline park only a minority of adults will want or be able to use and conference venue.
Without notice or consultation adult provision and capacity at Sobell have been cut back:
- the size of Studio One has been reduced
- Studio Two has been closed
- Group Cycle studio move to smaller space
- classes have been permanently cancelled
- half the indoors court space will be taken by trampoline park meaning 50% less space for adults to play badminton, netball, football, volleyball and basketball
Without notification, consultation or full information GLL is turning our community fitness resource into a conference venue: former Group Cycle Studio turned into new conference room; size of Studio One reduced to create new corridor for conference room.
This website has got BetterGLL rattled enough for them to start responding to complaints and compensating us for their contempt towards us since their takeover in 2014.
We must stop GLL turning this historic and iconic local landmark and resource into a playpark cum conference centre.