Topical with the recent Commonwealth Games. I've had a few bits of casework about Arthur Hill and Palmer Park gym recently. See below for an update on some of the improvements which have been made recently.
Let me know what you think and if anything else needs attention.
"Thank you for your recent enquiry regarding the facilities at Arthur Hills and Palmer Park. I have answered each enquiry individually below:
Ongoing problem with condensation dripping from the gym – This was an issue in the colder months due to condensation in the piping above the ceiling. An order was subsequently placed to cover the pipes with lagging to ensure that this issue could be rectified.
Poorly performing air conditioning – Upon inspection it was noticed that the air conditioning filters were clogged with dust. This meant that the unit was not working as efficiently as it should have been. Site staff have since cleaned the filters, and have amended their weekly job lists to ensure that this does not happen again. I am pleased to say that since doing this, the air conditioning has preformed to a better standard.
Poorly performing extractor fans – The extractor fans are all currently working, and are checked as part of the site’s maintenance programme.
Studio Flooring - The current studio flooring is a basic laminate. Whilst it is safe to use, we acknowledge that it does require a more specialist surface. We have identified this as an area in need of investment and are awaiting quotes in the hope that when funding becomes available, we will be in a position to replace the flooring. This will however, be based upon an assessment of other health and safety needs across the other Reading Sport and Leisure sites. I am therefore, unable to give you a time scale for this at present.
Slippery floor caused by condensation in the studio – Unfortunately, our studio went through a short period without air conditioning. During this time, condensation dripped onto the floor and made the area slippery. We have recently installed a new air conditioning unit which pulls all the moisture out of the air reducing the amount of condensation. After discussion with coaches using the studio, they are reporting that since the installation of the unit there is no longer a problem with condensation in the room.
I trust this answers the points raised below by your constituent."