RiversMeet Gillingham - News and Information

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Let's get Seriously Social!

RiversMeet is Seriously Social!

We’re serious about doing social good and adding social value to people’s lives here at RiversMeet Leisure Centre.

That’s why we will be marking the first ever Seriously Social Week in May as part of a national campaign that showcases the work of charities, like ours, putting people above profit, connecting communities and helping people to become healthier, happier and more creative, regardless of age or ability.

Seriously Social has been organized by national body Community Leisure UK. Starting Monday 27 - each day of the week will focus on a theme to show how companies like ours help create social impact and create happier, healthier communities.   Themes include Health & Wellbeing, Environment, Inclusion, Community and Employment & Skills.

Kirsty Cumming, CEO of Community Leisure UK, said: “Our members don’t just deliver public leisure and cultural services, they support social change for the better every day of the week, 365 days a year.

“As social enterprises and charities, they put people above profit. They are run by local people and have everyone’s best interests at heart. This week is about showcasing how they go above and beyond supporting individuals and communities. This is a selfless sector, quietly going about supporting people and communities every day. Not because it makes them money, but because it's the right thing to do. And we thought it was high time more people know about the great work they do and the difference they make.”

More than 110 Charitable Trusts and Social Enterprises deliver public leisure and culture in Scotland, Wales and Ireland as part of the Community Leisure UK network. Together in 2023 they:

  • Welcomed more than 209 million visits
  • Worked with 170+ Local Authorities
  • Collaborated with more than 100,000 Community Groups
  • 73% Reduced Carbon Emissions
  • 63% provided warm spaces
  • 75% provided holiday food and activity programmes.
  • Saved the state and NHS £893million through their work getting people more active and healthier *

Jake Parry, General Manager of RiversMeet said: “We are proud to be part of a network of charities operating with a social conscience, delivering social good when providing public leisure and culture services. Our core business isn’t about making profit, it is about purpose – helping people first. Supporting society to get healthier and happier, employing local people, creating safe spaces for everybody, connecting communities, working towards net zero and supporting people with quality health and wellbeing services for everybody regardless of age or ability. 

“Seriously Social is a brilliant way to showcase not only the difference we make but also why we do what we do.” 


For more information visit seriouslysocial.org.uk

*Social Value Figure produced by 4Global using data from Moving Communities and DataHub. Full stats can be found at seriouslysocial.org.uk

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Upcoming Swimming Pool Closures.

Thursday 11th July: 1315 - 1430

Mondays: School Booking 1330 - 1500

Tuesdays: School Booking 1300 - 1430

Wednesdays: School Booking 0900 - 1100

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Monday 27th May: 0900 - 1800

The pool timetable will run with the sessions that fall during our opening hours. Classes will be running and bookable online: https://www.riversmeetgillingham.org/

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RiversMeet Centre Closures Notice




Sunday 30th June: 1100 – 1200

Saturday 6th July: 1100 – 1200

Saturday 10th August: 1100 – 1200



Saturday 18th May

Sunday 19th May

Friday 21st June

Saturday 22nd June

Sunday 23rd June



Mondays: School Booking 1330 - 1500

Tuesdays: School Booking 1300 - 1430

Wednesdays: School Booking 0900 - 1100

Thursday 11th July: 1315 - 1430




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GCLT - the Board of Trustees

The Gillingham Community and Leisure Trust Ltd. (GCLT) is a community-owned business and registered charity which runs on a ‘not for profit’ basis, operating leisure facilities to benefit Gillingham and the surrounding area.

The Board of Trustees

The Board of trustees of GCLT are responsible for the strategic direction and commercial viability of the business.  All trustees are volunteers and unpaid. The role of the Board is to provide critical oversight and support to the General Manager and his leadership team; the Board carries the ultimate responsibility for the strategic direction, staff team, assets, activities and reputation of GCLT.

The GCLT Board support the General Manager and his leadership team in promoting an inclusive culture which views high professional standards as non-negotiable, seeking to provide i) a high quality and enjoyable experience for our customers, ii) appropriate opportunities for staff training and professional development, ii) a safe working environment, iv) the best pay and working conditions that the organisation can afford (with protection from inappropriate or bullying behaviour from colleagues and customers).

As a corporate body, we work hard to secure the future of the organisation in a sustainable manner, using the sum of our individual experience and expertise. In this way, we expect GCLT to continue to make a unique and valuable contribution to the local community for years to come. We recognise that, as a Board of trustees, we are stewards of an important legacy.

To meet our trustees, CLICK HERE

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Three Rivers Lottery

Join today and help us make a difference in the community we serve, all funds we receive from the Three Rivers Lottery are distributed to charities and clubs throughout the Gillingham and North Dorset Area.

Whilst making a difference in your local community you have the opportunity to win up to £25,000 in the weekly draws.

Click here for further information

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Riversmeet Lighting, Showers and Heating

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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