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A warm welcome to RiversMeet - the only community owned and managed sports and leisure facility within the UK.
We are dedicated to making your visit a quality experience enjoyed within the welcoming environment of our modern, spacious facilities and supported by our enthusiastic and committed team.
"RiversMeet - A trust that is always open to new ideas and a team that listens to you, our valued customer"
We offer a variety of fitness classes available to all.
See the changes we've made to make your visit as safe and simplistic as possible.
We look forward to welcoming all our customers back to the centre.
Monday - Friday
06.30 - 21.00
09.00 - 17.00
09.00 - 16.00
Please view the timetable for pool opening hours
The RiversMeet Sports facility was designed and built for the purpose of community participation. The services on offer reflect our personality and charisma as a forward thinking trust providing top quality facilities for the local population of the Gillingham areas.
The Gillingham Community and Leisure Trust Ltd operate the facility on behalf of the Community as a "not for profit" social enterprise.
Our aims are pure and simple - a trust that meets the needs of the wider Gillingham area and ensures that the facilities remain available to the community for the foreseeable future.
RiversMeet are calling all of its old and new customers to come back to us.
We need you all to help RiversMeet thrive like we were doing pre Covid but your support is needed NOW.
We are still the good old helpful, reliable and professional service you have all encountered.
WITHOUT YOU WE ARE NOTHING.
WITH YOU WE ARE SOMETHING
Dear Customers of RiversMeet,
As a board of trustees we would like to update you all on some of the high points and challenges we have experienced since re-opening. Many businesses are experiencing a period of significant change at this time and we are no different. However, six weeks after opening we are seeing a gradual increase in members and general activity around the building. We are currently operating with a skeletal staffing structure who are working hard to manage an ever changing programme of activities.
We are trying to achieve maximum occupancy for all activities whilst providing a ‘Covid secure’ site for you to visit. Those of you who have been with us since the beginning of our journey will have noticed group cycling relocating initially to the sports hall and then back to the studio, this was to enable our gymnasts to return to training. Unfortunately, government guidelines meant that we could only accommodate 6 bikes, which fell way below demand, so the bikes have now found a new home in Lodden and Shreen with the smaller exercise classes in the group cycling studio.
Our swimming pool is also in high demand with our youngest members returning to swim school and local swimming teams looking for somewhere to train whilst at all times following guidelines regarding social distancing.
We understand that it is natural to be cautious in these unprecedented times, but would urge you to watch our ‘safe site’ video (link for video) and contact us to discuss any concerns you have regrading returning to your fitness regime. Don’t forget, if you visit us to exercise more than twice a week our platinum membership is great value for money, and allows you to secure your bookings a day before other users.
Our ultimate goal is for RiversMeet to become the self-sustaining community hub that it was before lockdown began. With that in mind, the following 6 weeks will be a very important time for RiversMeet and changes in the programme essential to our success. Even with the assistance of the Town Council there may still be challenging times ahead.
We will be keeping a very close eye on our finances and making necessary changes. Your help is needed, so please keep visiting the centre and spread the word! We are safe and we are proud to serve our community.
Gillingham Community Leisure Trust.
Here comes the next wave!
From Monday the 7th of September:
All restrictions have been lifted! Deep cleaning will still be ongoing during 12:30-13:30 but training will be permitted.
New Timetable attached starting Monday 7th Sept.
New Timetable attached starting Monday 7th Sept.
We will see the return of Gymnastics, Gillingham and Marnhull Badminton Club, Tae-Kwon Do, RiversMeet Dance and more!
More activities will be coming in the next update within the next 4 weeks subject to demand.
Return to Fitness safely with us, here at RiversMeet.
FREE ONLINE CLASSES THROUGHOUT AUGUST!
How to take part:
1. Create a Zoom account https://zoom.us/
2. Book onto a class via the RiversMeet Website https://www.riversmeetgillingham.org at least 30 minutes prior to the class start time.
3. Log onto Zoom and insert the Meeting ID for your class. (Meeting ID can be found here - Online Classes Timetable.)
4. The instructor will check your booking and accept you into the class.
5. Ensure you have a safe space to train, water available and equipment if necessary.
6. If you have any health concerns prior to training, please contact your GP.
Because of increasing costs, particularly with regards to the revised minimum/living wage and a 23% increase in electricity costs, we have had to increase activity costs.
We do hope you all understand and appreciate to why we have had to increase most activity prices within the site.
As most of our customer are aware, we receive little financial help for us to manage RiversMeet and rely on your visit with us to maintain the business for the community.
We as a trust have held off the price rise as long as we can but as of April 2020, the following will apply . Click here to view.
The Gillingham Craft Fair and Riversmeet Present
The Magic Of Christmas Food And Craft Fair
Sunday 29th November 10.30 - 4.00
Showcasing the amazing talents of local crafters and artisans
A multi-measure package based on a complete overhaul of the heating, pool dosing and air handling systems
Low Carbon Dorset
as part of the
European Regional Development Fund