We are very excited today, to see the progress that the painters are making in the main sports hall! The hall is being given a coat of fresh light grey, and we think you’ll agree, it’s starting to look much better!
The painters have been using a cherry picker and commercial paint spraying system to quickly and easily sort the complicated ceiling and walls and pipework.
You may notice that the old green remains around the bottom of the hall walls- this is because eventually it is going to be covered by scuff-proof panelling to protect the lower parts of the walls from roller skates/sports damage. We’ll also be painting chevrons in the centre’s colour scheme above the panels to indicate the direction of flow around the hall for skating sessions etc.
Many thanks to those of you who donated towards the painting of the hall- we didn’t raise the full amount that we needed, but your donations have decreased the amount we have to borrow to complete the works- so huge ‘Thank you!’.
What do you think? Let us know!
We still don’t have a definitive re-opening date for classes just yet, as it is reliant on getting the flooring in the corridors and new toilets finished. There is also a lot of work to do around making the centre ‘Covid Secure’ before we can allow the public back in. But we’ll keep you posted! We are trialling opening the gym to instructors and volunteers over the next couple of weeks, then the public after that. It will be a booking-only system and reduced hours for now, so please don’t just turn up!
We’ll be having another’ volunteer work weekend’ this Saturday 25th July from 10am-1pm (then a break for chips!) and 2-4pm and Sunday 26th July 10am-2pm. If you fancy coming along to see where we’re up and to lend a hand, we’d love to welcome you!