Date posted 08 Dec 2022

Didcot Wave in South Oxfordshire has been designated a Warm Space by GLL, the not-for-profit charitable social enterprise that operates it on behalf of South Oxfordshire District 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, use the free Wi-Fi or even have a hot shower.  In addition, leading wholesale food service company Brakes, has agreed to donate free tea, coffee and biscuits.

The Warm Space will be open to all, both leisure centre members and non-members alike on

  • Monday to Friday 11.30am – 3pm

Commenting on the Warm Spaces initiative Stuart Sutherland, General Manager at Didcot Wave 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.”