It was a really tough decision to close the Leisure Centre to the public. It’s come at a time that we need the income more than ever to successfully complete the renovation project, however the health of our community, volunteers and staff will always be the most important thing!
The Leisure Centre team are working hard behind the scenes to ensure that the project doesn’t stall whilst we’re closed, and that we are helping in our community where we can safely do so.
Are you able to volunteer to help out in the community? Please see the fantastic new website being set up by local graphic/web designer Richard Morton (of Elbowroom Graphics) which is going to be the hub of all local information and a source of giving/receiving help within the community-
This website has been set up with the help/support of Penistone Round Table and various other community groups/town councillors. We hope to channel some of our volunteers who currently have some free time on their hands, into helping with this! Please sign up to help if you can, or be helped if you need it. We are also looking to co-ordinate volunteers to do a leaflet drop with information on how to ask for help for members of our community who don’t use the internet. So if you could deliver some leaflets, please sign up on the website and let us know you can help! There is also information available on the website about how we can support our local businesses through this tough time.
In other positive news- JSD Construction’s work continues at Penistone Leisure Centre on the refurbishment! Do keep watching out for our newsletter posts on our website and social media to see how the project is coming together!
Here’s a snapshot of what they are up to today- Busy cutting through the wall in the main hall to widen the gap to create what will be the waiting area.
You can see, in this corner of the hall the new viewing windows which have been cut into the walls (where the wooden panels and red plastic are!). We’re definitely in the ‘make it look worse before it looks better’ stage, but it’s becoming clear how the centre will function so much better once work is complete!
This work is being completed thanks for funding and support from EPIP (East Peak Innovation Partnership), Section 106 at Barnsley council and many other funders – please see our thanks page.