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    We have a fabulous facility, so good that we probably need two of them. It seems that there is a danger that in order to accommodate a Family Brasserie, (see the post under F&B ‘More Bad Food’), which was also a part of the doomed WWP, there might be an attempt to relocate it and try to wedge a Fitness Centre alongside the Gym in the small North Wing. That would be a loss to the many members who go to classes.

    The Fitness Centre in its present location in the West Wing has potential for even more appeal to the Membership. It should be promoted better and classes more keenly priced. There is, to put it kindly,a management problem.


    If we do a project in the North Wing, the size of the North Wing would be substantially expanded, either by extending it into an area currently occupied by maintenance, or by doing that also extending it into the Four-in-Hand yard. (The Four-in-Hand yard would be realigned along the axis of the East Wing.) Either of these alternatives provides substantial space to expand the size of the gym and relocate the dry side changing rooms to the North Wing. If we choose the bigger alternative, that moves the wall of the North Wing into what is now the Four-in-Hand yard, and creates a lot of new space. That would enable the studios to be moved to the North Wing; they would then be contiguous to the gym and co-located with the dry side changing rooms.

    There is no proposal to move any facilities to the North Wing unless we also expand the North Wing substantially.

    If we do nothing to the North Wing, then studios and dry side changing stay in the West Wing, but the redevelopment of the squash courts and rearrangements do allow us to expand the Cafe. Under all proposals, the Restaurant stays where it currently is, or in the East Wing; there is no proposal to move it to the West Wing.


    Hi Nicholas. I spoke to Danny Sitton our Sports Executive and he highlighted the findings of the membership survey earlier this year where members suggested a whole range of opinion on pricing and different models of payment. He said the Club will continue to explore different options and suggestions and that the soon to be appointed new Fitness Studio Supervisor, should help with promotion and bringing new initiatives to the class timetable.

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