Short History of Charteris Sports Centre

 

In 1985 Charteris Sports Centre, was opened by the LB Brent providing a sports and fitness facility for the south of the Borough. Charteris was an integral part of Brent's sport and leisure strategy, with a footfall of over 2000 users a year 

However following the budget cuts of 2010, Brent Council were required to reduce its spend on sports and leisure. As Charteris ran an annual deficit of £150K pa it was earmarked for closure. The Save Charteris Group (SCG) mounted a vigorous campaign to save the centre and despite the support of local councillors and the London Marathon Charitable Trust the property was put up for auction.

One of the results of the campaign was that property developers who wanted the use the land for residential use were put off from biding. They did not want to take on such a well organised body as the SCG. This leaf the way open for other buyers who wanted to retain the building for some sore of sporting use. The eventual buyer, an independent School, brought the building for use as a school gym. but only needed the building during school hours and offered the SCG a deal whereby the SCG could rent the Centre after 6.00 PM on weekdays, during the weekends and school holidays.

Charteris Community Sports Centre community investment company (CIC) was established in 2012 as a trading company to run Charteris Sports Centre.

Charteris is now run by a board of Directors with two of them, Clem and Lloyd, running and managing the centre. Since February 2013 Charteris has once again been making a positive contribution to the health and wellbeing of its many users. 

We estimate our footfall to be over 20,000 per year.



Clem and Lloyd