Agenda and minutes

Places Leisure Eastleigh Consultative Group - Tuesday, 13 October 2015 7:00 pm

Venue: Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Passfield Avenue, Eastleigh

Contact: Jack Grounds, Democratic Services Officer Tel: 023 8068 8026 Email: 

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Minutes of Previous Meeting and Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 135 KB


RESOLVED – That the Minutes of the previous meeting held 13 October 2015 be approved as a correct record.


Fees and Charges Report pdf icon PDF 151 KB


The Head of Sport and Active Lifestyles presented the Fees and Charges report to the Consultative Group and advised that there was scope for an increase of 4% but there would be an approximate increase of 2% on fees and charges across all areas.


It was highlighted that the charge for peak, junior hire of the outdoor netball court should read as £5.70 per hour.


It was reported that Friday night football had continued on the outdoor pitches.




That the report be noted.


New Fleming Park Leisure Centre Update - Presentation From Interserve (Main Contractor)


Representatives from the main contractor for the new Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Interserve, gave a presentation on the new leisure centre. The three representatives at the meeting from Interserve were Carl Oxby, Cliff Kinch and Mike Taylor.


The Consultative Group were advised of the work that the contractor had previously undertaken and its wish to maintain a close relationship between themselves and the new leisure centre’s stakeholders. The Group was informed that it was the contractor’s wish to involve all stakeholders in all levels of the development of the new leisure centre in order to adhere to the various specialisms that the new centre would be required to cater to. Members of the Consultative Group were advised that a review and mark up of all technical drawings would be carried out in order to ensure that details and plans for the new leisure centre are robust enough in order to ensure this. It was advised however, that the fundamental style and design of the new leisure centre would not change with regard to the facilities needed. Members of the Group were advised that the build period for the new leisure centre would be approximately 84 weeks.


Members of the Group asked a series of questions with regard to the risk of flooding in the area surrounding the new leisure centre following its completion. The Group was advised that the Environment Agency had been consulted throughout the planning process and this background work had been completed by the architect. It was reported that this background work included the affect the development would have on local biodiversity, particularly in relation to the nearby Monks Brook.


Update from Clubs


Bowls Club


It was reported that the new artificial green had been installed. Members of the club were satisfied with the new green following a successful season.




It was reported that the Gym users were satisfied with the equipment but some concern was raised over the showers. There had been some concern over the length of time spent queueing for tickets. Jo Parker advised that a self-service system had been looked at to reduce waiting times.




The Judo club had taken part in a successful competition in May 2015 and another successful competition at Woodlands Community Centre.


Sub-aqua Club


The Group was advised that the sub-aqua club membership had recently reached 60 members following another successful year. It was reported that club members were looking forward to the new facilities particularly as the new pool would have a greater depth.




It was highlighted that 60 children had recently taken dance examinations and at a recent event, more than £1,600 had been raised for charity.


5.0 Club


It was reported that the club had recently gone from strength the strength. The club had recently begun a special needs afternoon and it was hoped that this could be advertised further.




It was reported that the club was looking for a new head coach. The summer of sport had been very successful and the club had one a number of medals of all colours. A specific highlight had been a new member achieving a fastest time for their age group.


Running Club


It was reported that club membership had increased and eleven club members had recently competed in the London Marathon achieving very competitive times. Members also competed in the Southampton 10k race and half marathon. Three members of the club started a coaching course. A special mention was made for Shelia Drake who had completed the South Downs 100 miles (Winchester to Eastbourne) event in 28.5 hours.



It was advised that some concerns had been raised over the swimming pool hoist. Jo Parker highlighted that the new leisure would have an in-pool platform for lowering people into the pool; a hoist would be used for the new learner pool.


Date of Next Meeting




That the next meeting be held on 22 March 2016.