'We won't leave Fort sports in the cold'

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Sports events large and small are regularly held at Fort Regent, such as the World Open Kenpo Karate Championships. Picture: MATTHEW HOTTON

CONSTABLE Steve Pallett has moved to reassure sports groups based at Fort Regent following news that the ailing facility could be closed.

The assistant minister at Economic Development, who has responsibility for sport, says the building, which is home to numerous sports clubs and associations, could be shut if the States of Jersey are unable to find a suitable solution to fund much-needed renovations.

There is also the possibility that a private investor could change the use of the Fort, meaning clubs would have to be relocated.

Pallett says alarm bells should be ringing for all users of Fort Regent, and indeed the wider Jersey public, but he claims that if sports clubs and associations are forced to vacate the building, alternative facilities will be found.

Full report in Friday's JEP.

 

 

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Comments for: "'We won't leave Fort sports in the cold'"

karaoke joe

If it ls let out on a long term lease and not sold for private development it should be a viable enterprise, not if the States become involved

Shadow

absolute rubbish, there's no way you could relocate all the clubs, societies and activities at one time if it closed tomorrow. And what about the staff, and other outside companies who employee people. This island is going down hill and is royally being f@^£&d, and it's already started. Don't worry least we have lovely beaches for a few months a year. I hope the states will reap what the sow from messin up this once great island, Just before it goes down titanic style, I'll milk it until I leave. They have everyone believe that you cannot survive outside of Jersey, there lies the World.

Truthsayer45

The sports facilities occupy about 30% of the Fort space, and could be compacted into a smaller area.

The rest is the part they use for concerts and meetings, then there is the kiddy zone where you walk in. Oh, and there is some Nursery outside.

Any clever developer could demolish the lot and create a very compact place for the above things.

Then again, there are plenty other Gyms in town, with empty rooms where exercise classes, Martial arts, etc, can be practiced. TBH, the hardcore bodybuilders left the Fort when they were told they wouldn't have access to heavy weights.

Alphonse

'We won't leave Fort sports in the cold'

Yes you will.

You did it to the swimmers and you'll do it to the other sports.

You just want every one out so you can get the private developers in.

Stop treating us like we're idiots.