Westminster Council has taken the decision to severely limit the hours of operation of dozens of our local gyms and leisure centres, including the Portland Centre and Marshall St Leisure Centre. As of 1 Nov, it’ll remain open only 3 hours a day between noon and 3pm. In addition, the pool will be closed. There is more information here: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/leisure-centres-westminster
Will you sign our open letter to Cllr Paul Swaddle, Conservative Cabinet Member for Leisure, and Conservative Leader Racheel Robathan? Please do share the letter with any other people who may want to add their support.
Dear Paul and Rachael,We are writing to object to the decision to severely restrict access to Marshall St Leisure Centre. It’s unacceptable that opening hours have been reduced so that the gym will be open only 3 hours a day and that, on top of that, the pool is to be closed.Marshall St is by far the worst affected leisure centre, leaving residents in Soho and the surrounding area with extremely limited access to their local gym. Local people are being penalised and this is totally unfair.Coronavirus is an incredibly difficult time for all of us. Exercise is an important way of maintaining physical health but also mental well-being. Please reconsider this decision and ensure that the leisure centre remains open as per current arrangements and that access to the pool is maintained.