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Leisure Centre

Gillingham has a wonderful leisure centre known as RiversMeet Centre. RiversMeet Centre has a competition standard 25-metre, 6-lane swimming pool, extensive changing facilities, an enlarged sports hall big enough to accommodate four badminton courts and a great fitness suite. It also has multi-purpose rooms suitable for activities such as T'ai Chi, Karate and dance as well as meetings and business events.

The Centre was built with a tremendous level of community support. Over five hundred local volunteers joined together to help with the two-year refurbishment and modelling programme. Work started when North Dorset District Council released £4 million of funds to the Three Rivers Partnership in December 2008 and was completed in summer 2010.

The next step will be to build a Community Hall. We would like to seat up to 400 in "bleacher" style seating that can be pushed back to the wall so that the hall can be used for many different activities. We envisage shows, cinema, concerts, specialist markets, conferences, dances, dance classes - the list is endless!

For more information about RiversMeet Centre, visit the web site: