Why can't the glen Eyre gym be open 24/7 or have a later closing time

Anonymous submitted on

Wednesday 29th November 2017


24/7 Security building is just a few meters away :( 


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Steve Gore submitted on

Thursday 5th April 2018


Hi Anon, I have just replied to another similar You Make Change suggestion regarding this with this response:

"I've spoken to Sport and Wellbeing management about this issue and they have informed me that the external unmanned gyms at Glen Eyre and Connaught have to mirror the opening times at Jubilee Sports Centre because they are remotely monitored by Sport and Wellbeing via CCTV. If an accident were to happen in these gyms outside of S&W opening hours they wouldn't be able to assist and also wouldn't be covered by insurance. I have had separate discussions about extending the opening hours of Jubilee which would help this issue, but currently I don't have enough evidence to provide a compelling enough argument for Sport and Wellbeing to adopt this. I will look into this further during the rest of my time as VP Sports so hopefully there will be an improvement. Please contact me personally at aupres@soton.ac.uk if you would like to discuss this further."

Best wishes,

Steve Gore

VP Sports