We were very pleased to hear on Friday, that our funding application to Penistone Ward Alliance was successful! We now have the money we need to complete the exterior corridor which we need to build between the Cardio room and the main gym room. This wooden structure will mean that there is safe and secure, level access to the Gym or far end of the hall (if the near end is in use).
It will be a huge improvement, as at the moment we have been having to ask disabled centre users to enter via a different door to everyone else causing an unintentional discrimination. Also centre users have had to walk around the car park in the dark to access the toilets in the main part of the centre, which is unpleasant in bad weather conditions!
The corridor will also safeguard the gym from thefts, as all people entering the gym will have to access via the front doors, so will be on our CCTV.
Here’s a rough mock up of what the finished corridor will look like!
We owe a huge thank you to BMBC who the funding comes from, and to the Ward Alliance Panel who meet to decide who gets it, and of course to the staff at Penistone Area Team who have been very supportive of what we’re trying to achieve here.