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Bonkers Blog April 2018

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25 April (Part 1) - Bexley Council. Inflexible killjoys

Looks good if you are into that sort of thing but it doesn’t matter now, the petty bureaucrats at Bexley Council are pushing it towards moving out.

£4·2 million was spent on providing improved facilities at Lesnes Abbey and most of it came from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Lesnes Abbey Update
We are sad to announce that  after careful consideration we have regrettably taken the decision to close the yoga at our Lesnes Abbey location.

On Friday 13th April I met with representatives of Bexley Council (who own and operate the Lodge at Lesnes Abbey).

I’ve expressed my concerns about the temperature of the room, which as we move towards summer will become much warmer. At present it is against the council’s rules to prop open the door as we have been doing to increase the airflow so they have asked that we stop doing this. The venue are also unable to provide a fan and if I want to bring my own it will need to be electrically tested (at my own expense). They also said they are considering charging hirers for electricity for any such appliances.

They have said we can have the sliding door open, but this is only possible when a member of Council staff is present, so it’s not something we can rely on every weekend.

I take the health of our students very seriously and unless this issue is resolved we will be unable to offer classes at the lodge over the summer. We have bookings at the lodge until the May 20th, and that will be our last class at Lesnes Abbey for the Summer.

We have escalated our concerns and hopefully we can reinstate the classes later in the year in the cooler months

If you have a block booking I would encourage you to use them up before this date. However they will be transferable to all other classes (including Thursday classes at St Paul’s Academy, and monthly Pop!UpYoga see the schedule here).

Our 8pm Thursday classes at St Paul’s Academy will continue over May and June, and we can look into introducing a more regular Monday Night class.

We’re currently exploring other venues that are more suitable for our purposes from June. We don’t plan to have regular weekend classes though.

Pop!Up Yoga s one way we are trialling out other local spaces, ( Our June one is at the Street Feast in Woolwich!)

I am sure you are all disappointed, I do hope you understand, and I can only apologise for the inconvenience caused but I have tried everything.
Please contact the parks and open spaces team regarding other classes at the lodge, contact details are available here
Please feel free to reach out to me directly for any other info or questions.
I hope you will enjoy our last classes, book using code SPRING30- and get 30% off all classes at Lesnes Abbey

Note: The above information was picked up while web trawling and does not appear by request of the Yoga Club.


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