Welcome to RiversMeet

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"



State of the art Matrix Fitness cardiovascular and resistance machines plus free weights area.


RiversMeet RiverKidz

Currently Closed

Café @ RiversMeet

RiversMeet Meeting Room

Enjoy a great selection of fresh food and drink in comfortable surroundings.

Welcome back to RiversMeet

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.

Community Leisure UK Member

Opening hours

From 12th April 2021

Monday - Thursday
06.30 - 22.00

06.30 - 21.00

Saturday & Sunday
07.30 - 16.00

Swimming Pool

Please view the timetable for pool opening hours

About us

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.

Latest News


Various exercise classes have been relocated between the 21st June and 11th July. 

This is due to building works being carried out for the new studios.

Please view the timetable below for the location of classes.

   EXERCISE CLASS TIMETABLE 21st June to 11th July 2021   

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Changes to Riversmeet - June 2021
The RiversMeet team and trustees are proud to announce some essential changes to your centre.
After many months of applying for small grants to help us improve and assist in the recovery of RiversMeet, we can now announce that we have been successful. Both Sport England and other funding streams have assisted us in our quest to recover and have played a significant part in ensuring that this essential project comes to fruition.

This means that we are now able to create bigger Studio areas so we can manage social distancing better than we currently can. The 3rd floor (Lodden and Shreen) will be converted into modern and functional studio areas for aerobic and stretch classes, along with a classroom. The additional capacity will also ensure that we can create an improved environment for all our users and increase the number of classes we can offer.
There are many advantages to the changes that are being made and would ask you to refer to our plans, which are located on the customer notice board in the reception area. These are major changes to our current offering, and we hope that you all appreciate why we have had to make them.

There will be some disruption to classes from week commencing June 21st. We anticipate the studios to open on Monday 12th July. We are very happy to chat with all of our loyal and dedicated customers here at RiversMeet, and if you require more information, please email Alan Waistell (General Manager) directly - alan.waistell@riversmeetgillingham.org.



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Important changes to Public Swimming times. 

Whole Pool Closure

Every Monday from 26th April to 28th June 13:45 - 15:15 

Every Wednesday and Friday 13:45 - 14:45

Every Thursday from 13th May to 1st July 13:15 - 14:30 

Tuesday 13th July 13:15 - 14:30

Thursday 15th July 13:45 - 15:15

The RiversMeet Team


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We are hoping to re-open in July 2021.


Our apologies for any inconvenience.

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The RiversMeet Team would like to personally thank ASDA once again for helping RiversMeet. Having a local provision such as Asda that understands us as a charity is heart-warming.

The continued support by whatever means has been on going and we would hope this is continued. The relationship between Gillingham Community Leisure Trust and Asda has grown from strength to strength and every year Asda pull out all the punches to support us.

The kind donations today will help raise vital funds to support our future, so please pop in and buy some tickets at Reception to see what you can win.

A massive thank you from myself - Alan Waistell General Manager - and we look forward to the next venture with Asda.

Asda Donation

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MAY 17TH 2021
Indoor exercise classes return (limited capacity).
Selected outdoor classes will continue.
Group training returns.
Gym returns to two rooms (Fernbrook and Main Gym).
Gym opening hours extended to 10pm.
Café indoor seating returns (Limited capacity).

JUNE 21ST 2021
Indoor exercise classes capacity increased.
Gym will remain across two rooms as above.
Soft play returns at weekends.
Kid’s parties return (limited options/availability)
Café indoor seating capacity increases.

Soft play on weekdays.
Return of full pool timetable (September latest).
Return of full exercise class timetable. 


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Monday 12th April - WELCOME BACK!

✅ Gym and Swimming Pool open (household only)

✅ Swim School is still running

✅ Face Masks are to be worn in and around the centre (Not when exercising)

✅ Badminton can only be played within your household

✅ Bootcamp will be running outside Monday to Friday 7am to 7:45am

✅ Outdoor Exercise Class Timetable starts Monday 3rd May

❌ Exercise classes are unable to take place (including aqua fit)

❌ Trampoline course will no longer run through RiversMeet

❌ Gymnastics course has been postponed until week commencing 3rd May

Early morning swims will remain on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please view the swimming pool timetable for further information. 

As you will appreciate, this is a tough time for the leisure industry.  We are fortunate to have a highly supportive community here in Gillingham and we would like to thank you for your continued commitment to helping us through these difficult times – without you we wouldn’t have got this far.

The Management and Trustees of RiversMeet.

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A multi-measure package based on a complete overhaul of the heating, pool dosing and air handling systems

Part-funded by
Low Carbon Dorset
as part of the
European Regional Development Fund


Low Cardon Dorset

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