- Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
- United Kingdom
Phoenix Gymnastics Club, a registered charity, has over thirty five years of service to communities in the Maidenhead and Windsor area and currently has a footfall of 1,000 children per week, making it the second largest provider of sporting activity after the Borough’s leisure centres.
The decision was taken by the Borough Council to grant planning permission for 44 houses to be built on the Water Oakley site and to ensure Phoenix Gymnastics Club was rehomed. The Fifield Road site is less than a mile from the current site and is the only suitable site that the Club has found to build a new gym. This is the Club's last hope.
Ensuring the future of the Club and allowing it to expand its provision to the wider community is in line with the Conservative Party’s Sport participation policy. “Playing sport helps to keep people healthy and is good for communities. Playing sport at school or in a local club is also the first step to competition at the highest level, which helps improve our reputation as a sporting nation, and contributes to economic growth.
But when people leave school they often stop playing sports, which means people can’t fulfil their sporting potential, and can lead to a less healthy lifestyle. We want to get more people playing sport safely from a young age, and help them keep playing sport throughout their life, no matter what their economic or social background.”
Phoenix Gymnastics Club does exactly that; its mission is to ensure every child in the Borough can access all and every level of British Gymnastics Disciplines creating a sporting habit for life.
We, the undersigned, call on the councillors of the Maidenhead Planning Control Panel to make a positive decision to rehome Phoenix Gymnastics Club on Fifield Road.
We ask councillors to thoroughly review the evidence already gathered around the site and its suitability.
We strongly believe the Fifield Road site offers the best opportunity to ensure the future of Phoenix Gymnastics Club and would allow the Club to extend sports provision for the local community and Borough residents of all ages.
The Support the Relocation of Phoenix Gymnastics Club petition to Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead was written by Phoenix Gymnastics Club and is in the category Sports at GoPetition.