Goodbye Spider Factory
Our toilet block has long been a object of scorn and derision, neglected and unloved. But all that is changing. Phase 1 of the toilet block project is underway. A small dedicated team of Covid safe members (mainly Gordon) has been hard at work clearing the ivy off the outside and the inside of the building, sweeping out the cobwebs and spiders and repainting the inside of the toilet block ready for the start of the season.
Using some of the additional Covid Grant we are now preparing a more thorough refurbishment and upgrade of the toilet block. If money were no object then we could have knocked down the existing building and built a brand new enlarged facility to all the latest standards. But at £40-50,000 it is not within our means and grant funding for this is not currently available. Also Keith our landlord does not want any further development on the land beyond what already has planning permission. We did look at a temporary Portacabin type block, but these would be smaller than the existing block and would require planning permission along with a load of other administrative hurdles. Refurbishing our existing building is an affordable and viable proposition.
Phase 2 of the toilet block project will be to fit new windows and secure the outside of the building, repairing some damaged block work and sealing the blocks to reduce water penetration. Contractor’s prices are in and acceptable. This work will go ahead in the next few weeks.
Phase 3 will be to tackle the antiquated plumbing and bring the showers up to modern standards, along with some minor improvements to the layout, insulation and fitting a ceiling in the male changing room. An initial budget estimate is affordable. We are now working up the details.
2 thoughts on “Goodbye Spider Factory”
May 19, 2021 at 3:18 pm
SUP – If you have any availability for a space, please let me know.
On Wed, 21 Apr 2021, 07:40 Gresford Sailing Club, wrote:
> Gresford sailing club posted: ” Neglected and un-loved Our toilet block > has long been a object of scorn and derision, neglected and unloved. But > all that is changing. Phase 1 of the toilet block project is underway. A > small dedicated team of Covid safe members (mainly Gordon) has b” >
Jun 8, 2021 at 11:30 am
Sorry for the delay in replying. Hopefully you will have seen the more recent publicity around our SUP training sessions. These have been fully booked though there may be a stand by place for the 20 June. Best to contact the Secretary who is keeping the lists.
If you have your own board, you are welcome to join as a full or temporary member and try the Flash on either Sunday 13 or 20 June.