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Calne Community Campus is open following lockdown delay

Following a delay to its opening due to the national restrictions, Calne Community Campus is now open

Published 3 December 2020
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Following its opening day having to be postponed due to the recent national restrictions, Calne Community Campus has now opened its doors to the public -  with the new facility delivering fresh, modern and safe facilities for the Calne community area.

The extensive refurbishment and improvement works are now complete, with Calne Leisure Centre fully transformed into Calne Community Campus.  Wiltshire Council has invested more than £3m into the project, which will help ensure the centre is sustainable and available for use by the community for the long-term. The reopening of the refurbished Leisure Centre completes the overall Calne campus project, which also included the work to the Community Hub and Beversbrook sports facility.

The county moved into Tier 2 restrictions on 2 December, meaning leisure centres and facilities are allowed to reopen.

Some of the features the community can look forward to are:

  • Fitness suite twice the size of the previous suite with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Refurbished dry changing rooms with an accessible changing room - interim COVID-19 measures will be in place
  • Sports hall re-decorated with a new sprung floor installed and a new system for temperature controlled ventilation.
  • Fitness Studio re-decorated with improved access, refurbished floor and a new sound system
  • Swimming pool hall redecorated with new floor surround and pool cover
  • New swimming village change area including personal care room, 23 separate cubicles, family cubicles, individual showers and new entrance to poolside.
  • Refreshed entrance area including automatic and assessible doors
  • First floor refurbished throughout, with new toilets, including an accessible toilet, new furniture and a movable wall for flexible use of space for functions and meetings.

The campus is open with full COVID-19 safety measures in place, so people can feel as safe as possible whilst visiting. The same safety measures have seen Wiltshire Council successfully reopen many of its leisure facilities up and down the county to positive feedback from customers during the pandemic. More information about leisure services and measures during COVID-19 can be found at our .COVID-19 leisure page

Cllr Ian Blair-Pilling, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said:

We're so excited to share this wonderful facility with the community. We thank everyone for their patience during the delay caused by lockdown. We now  have a campus to be proud of.

We have revitalised the facilities and it will be a great community space to come and use. As well as facilities to help improve health and wellbeing, we have space to host functions and meetings when it is safe to do so.  We hope it will be a real focal point for the community.

All enquiries relating to the new facility can be sent to calnecommunitycampus@wiltshire.gov.uk

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Published 3 December 2020