Teresa, together with a number of Head-teachers, recently visited Trust Thamesmead’s two capital projects that are due to open next year, Sporting Club Thamesmead and The Link Thamesmead.
Sporting Club Thamesmead is a £5m world class community sports and leisure hub based in Bayliss Avenue that will offer grass pitches, an outdoor games area, an indoor studio and function rooms. The grass pitches are already available to hire, with rest of the facility opening its doors in early 2012.
The Link Thamesmead is a £5.65m state-of-the-art community facility under the Harrow Manor Way flyover in South Thamesmead and is funded through a £5million grant from myplace. It will have, amongst other things, a fitness gym, climbing wall, chill out areas with internet access and a cafe, meeting rooms for hire and a 160-seat performance studio. Current Link residents such as the Archway Project and Thamesmead Gym continue to open their doors every day, with all the arches being available in early 2012.
On visiting the projects Teresa said:
“I am really pleased to see how well Trust Thamesmead’s Sporting Club Thamesmead and The Link Thamesmead are developing – they will be a real asset to the local area. Families will benefit greatly from the new facilities that will help keep people active and provide space for the community to meet. I am really looking forward to seeing the doors open next year.”
Trust Thamesmead’s Chief Executive Officer, Mick Hayes, said:
“The Trust is working closely with Bexley and Greenwich Councils and we are in regular contact with the schools, keeping them up to date with the progress of these two projects but nothing beats seeing them for yourself. Only then can you see the vastness of the developments and what they will offer and can achieve.”
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