GLL: Start listening to your members!
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Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL) has been making major changes to its fitness programme and business practices across its Islington-based centres without consulting with its members. We members are losing the very classes and facilities we pay for. Fees are going up, but we are getting less.
If you would like to have a voice in how Islington’s centres are being developed, please sign this petition.
In 2014, Islington Council gave GLL a £10 million contact to run its sports and fitness facilities. At the time, many residents and members expressed concerns that there was no clear commitment from GLL to retain the classes and trainers that the members want and support through their membership fees.
Recently, GLL has undertaken a number of changes that have directly and negatively impacted its members, including cancelling some of the most popular classes (those that are consistently full) and reducing the fitness programme across its Islington centres.
GLL has not consulted with its members about what they want to see in their fitness programme or taken their interests and priorities into account. By withholding information until said changes are imminent, members are deprived of the opportunity to raise objections or offer constructive feedback.
GLL markets itself as a social enterprise “for the good of the community” that works “for the benefit of everyone” and is “socially minded,” yet the very members who make up this community are being excluded from the process of developing Islington’s sports facilities in a way that will meet their needs- for exercise and healthy social interaction.
Members of the GLL-managed facilities are paying for their memberships and as many are also Islington residents, they also pay council taxes. Both GLL and Islington Council are accountable to the members for changes to the centres that will affect them directly.
If you believe that GLL should immediately hold consultations with its members and ensure that the classes/activities/trainers we want are retained, please sign this petition.
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