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« Reply #15 on: Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 15:06:15 »

WHAT!!??

Im due to see the Specials there next year!!

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« Reply #16 on: Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 15:45:14 »

Nearly put this in the Covid thread, but like it or loathe it The Oasis is a Swindon institution and many people will be affected.

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/18879770.oasis-leisure-centre-closing-permanently/

I guess there is a chance someone will bail it out, but the council can't exactly be cash rich right now.[/u]

TBF it's not "gone". The private operator has pulled out of the contract so won't continue to run it. The facility is still there if someone can be found to run it. Like SBC, for example.

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« Reply #17 on: Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 15:51:51 »

Batch Is Back? 
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« Reply #18 on: Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 15:53:23 »

Batch Is Back? 

Pasta la eater baby,
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« Reply #19 on: Thursday, November 19, 2020, 08:46:41 »

Is there any viable way back for it? Genuinely sad about the news. Sounds like a lot of people on here have some great childhood memories of the place (and wishing the clock on your time left would just slow down, as well as freezing your balls off in the queue up to the domebusters). I went back for the first time in about 25 years with my boy a few years ago and as tired as it had become, it then became his first choice day out. He loved it, even though weíre out of towners and Swindon is a bit of a drive. With the right investment, itís difficult to see why there wouldnít be demand for it. But investment in leisure at the moment..... well, hardly a safe bet is it.
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« Reply #20 on: Thursday, November 19, 2020, 09:23:04 »

Maybe JT could get Wonga to sponsor it? The Wonga Wave Machine? The Go Bust Domebusters? It's got legs this one ....

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« Reply #21 on: Thursday, November 19, 2020, 09:48:17 »

Iím sure people will be upset itís closing.

I definitely spent more time playing football on the ĎAstro turfí round the back than in the actual Oasis. Iím somewhat convinced itís the main reason why I get so much pain in my knee joints these days.

I wonít look back in anger though...
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« Reply #22 on: Thursday, November 19, 2020, 10:23:53 »

Iím sure people will be upset itís closing.

I definitely spent more time playing football on the ĎAstro turfí round the back than in the actual Oasis. Iím somewhat convinced itís the main reason why I get so much pain in my knee joints these days.

I wonít look back in anger though...

Ditto
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« Reply #23 on: Thursday, November 19, 2020, 14:34:18 »

Iím sure people will be upset itís closing.

I definitely spent more time playing football on the ĎAstro turfí round the back than in the actual Oasis. Iím somewhat convinced itís the main reason why I get so much pain in my knee joints these days.

I wonít look back in anger though...

Im sure little by little, you'll get over it.
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« Reply #24 on: Thursday, November 19, 2020, 15:33:33 »

Im sure little by little, you'll get over it.

Some Might Say I should sue them.
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« Reply #25 on: Thursday, November 19, 2020, 17:08:34 »

https://www.change.org/p/gll-save-our-oasis
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« Reply #26 on: Thursday, November 19, 2020, 21:09:58 »

Maybe the trust could buy the Oasis instead of the County Ground? Reckon STFC might manage mid-table in a local 5-a-side league.
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« Reply #27 on: Thursday, November 19, 2020, 22:07:46 »

I remember walking down from Commonweal to the oasis, just for PE. They wondered why so many bunked off..
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« Reply #28 on: Thursday, November 19, 2020, 23:47:42 »

Some Might Say I should sue them.

Would be a bit of Shakermaker if you were to Bring It On Down. I'd let it Slide Away. I thought you were Married With Children nowadays DV?
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« Reply #29 on: Thursday, November 19, 2020, 23:56:43 »

Would be a bit of Shakermaker if you were to Bring It On Down. I'd let it Slide Away. I thought you were Married With Children nowadays DV?

I am.

Even though my knee joints ache a lot they still Stand by Me.
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