Circadian Trust, the operator of Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre, has announced that it is to carry out work during March to create an additional 20 car parking spaces at the popular facility.
A notice displayed at the centre explains:
“You may be aware that the centre’s car park does not always have adequate spaces during busy times of the day.”
“Over the last six months, the centre has been monitoring the usage of the car park at busy times and also listening to customer feedback on the matter.”
“To help rectify the problem, work will take place during the next year  to increase the number of spaces in the car park.”
“Phase 1 will start in March, with an increase of 20 spaces. Once completed, more work will be planned to ensure the maximum number of spaces can be achieved in the car park.”
Mark Crutchley, Chief Executive of Circadian Trust, told The Journal that the extra 20 spaces will be created by “taking away some grassed areas and rearranging the layout of the car park”.
The work is expected to take around three weeks to complete.
Looking ahead, space for a further 26 car parking spaces will be released when the current skate park is replaced with one at a new location within the leisure centre site, subject to Bradley Stoke Town Council finding funding and obtaining planning permission for that project.
Mr Crutchley added that it might be necessary to look at a “decked” car parking solution at some point in the future, perhaps when the leisure centre is expanded, which could happen within the next two or three years, subject to the availability of funding.
South Glos councillors recently approved the spending of up £100k on progressing plans for the provision of “additional capacity” at leisure centres in Bradley Stoke and Longwell Green.
Photo: Packed car park at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre on a recent Monday morning.
This article originally appeared in the March 2014 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine. Our magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,250 homes in Bradley Stoke and Little Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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