The future of the Zodiac Gym in Coulsdon
03/02/2016 10:16:00......Posted by Mario Creatura
On Monday I received a reply to a question I asked about the future of the Zodiac Gym on Leaden Hill, Coulsdon.
'CQ009-16 from Councillor Mario Creatura
The largely volunteer-run Zodiac Gymnastics club in Coulsdon has nearly 500
children who use the club regularly to train, helping many of my young residents to
keep fit and healthy. Their lease is expiring in March and they currently have no new
home to go to. What can you do to help them and protect this much-loved community
group from closing permanently?'
'Reply from Councillor Timothy Godfrey
Thank you for bringing this to my attention
Clubs and gymnastic clubs in particular do have difficulties with venues due to their
specific requirements and the best solution is for them to secure long term leases or
ownership of venues.
Council recognises the importance of local groups such as the Zodiac Gymnastics
Club and where possible it does work with them to try and assist.
This highlights the value and dedication of volunteers who keep so many activities
going right across our borough.
Officers have already had some initial discussions with the Group and I will ask them
to meet the Club to discuss the situation in more detail and see what assistance the
Council can provide both short-term and in the future.'
I'll be asking the Council for more information about how they are helping the gym in the coming weeks.