Date posted 23 Nov 2023

Queensbridge Sports and Community Centre to offer a warm welcome this winter

Starting from 5th December, Queensbridge Sports and Community Centre will be designated a Warm Space by GLL, the not-for-profit charitable social enterprise that operates it on behalf of Hackney Council.

The new initiative has been set up in response to this winter’s cost of living crisis and will offer anyone living in the vicinity of a participating leisure centre a warm welcome, comfortable seating, the opportunity to charge a phone or device or even have a hot shower.  In addition, leading wholesale food service company Brakes, has agreed to donate free tea, coffee and biscuits. We’ll also be providing some free games to keep people entertained and will look to expand what we can offer as numbers grow.

The Warm Space will be open to all, both leisure centre members and non-members alike on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am to 1pm, starting from Tuesday 5th December

Commenting on the Warm Spaces initiative Tyler Braggins, General Manager at Queensbridge Sports and Community Centre said: “As a facility at the heart of our local community we quickly became aware that a number of local residents were concerned that they might struggle to heat their homes this winter and as a charitable social enterprise we wanted to help.

Leisure centres are ideally suited to serve as warm spaces, they are easily accessible, known to everyone and a natural meeting place.  Our staff will be on hand to offer a warm welcome to anyone wishing to make the most of our warm space during the difficult months ahead.”