Rayleigh Leisure Centre Gets Roof Top Garden

Update

Councillor & Campaigner James Newport has reported back to the FOCUS team that the roof top garden has been closed (cleared). Reports from users of the Rayleigh Leisure Centre, also indicate that some efforts are being made on internal maintenance. James has contacted both Rayleigh & Clements Hall Leisure Centre for comment but as yet, have not received a response. We’ll update this post if and when get further information.

No more ‘roof garden’

Although not in the original plans, it would appear that Rayleigh Leisure (which is managed by Fusion) has enough foliage growing in its guttering that it is forming a new roof top garden. As one of the District Councils newer assets in Rayleigh, the outside of the building is certainly looking like its poorly maintained and could do with with some serious tlc.

A similar story for the internals was recently revealed on social media, with reports of poor maintenance of fixtures and fittings.

Our Downhall & Rawreth Councillors will be contacting Rochford District Council in due course for comment on these matters as this appears to be another poorly managed contract which needs tightening up to protect the taxpayers money.

  • Same can be said for the external greenery, which when under the management of Virgin was always pristine, now adays, it takes a complaint to both the leisure centre and the council to get the weeds and grass tended too!

    • Paint is peeling on the side of the building, beginning to look old before it’s time. Doesn’t seem to be a lot of pride left anymore in our facilities.

  • The grass outside Rayleigh gym is a mess. It’s not cut regularly enough and the whole place is a mess?
    Priory Chase is never swept and the weeds are never managed growing in the kerbs? Looks unkempt and rubbish left in the gutters?