Welcome to RiversMeet

We welcome you to RiversMeet, a community owned sports and leisure facility in South West Dorset.

Experience excellence in every visit at RiversMeet Active and RiversMeet Performance, where our dedicated team ensures a warm and inviting atmosphere in our modern, spacious facilities.

"RiversMeet: Where Community, Sports, and Leisure Meet Excellence"



State of the art Matrix Fitness cardiovascular and resistance machines plus free weights area.


Fitness Classes

Fully Equipped Matrix Gym


RiversMeet RiverKidz

Opening Weekends only 10am to 4pm

Café @ RiversMeet

RiversMeet Meeting Room

Enjoy a great selection of fresh food and drink in comfortable surroundings.

Community Leisure UK Member

Opening hours

Monday - Thursday
06.30 - 22.00

06.30 - 21.00

Saturday & Sunday
07.30 - 16.00

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Swimming Pool

Please view the timetable for pool opening hours

About us

The RiversMeet Sports facility was designed and built for the purpose of community participation. The services on offer reflect our personality and charisma as a forward thinking trust providing top quality facilities for the local population of the Gillingham areas.

The Gillingham Community and Leisure Trust Ltd operate the facility on behalf of the Community as a "not for profit" social enterprise.

Our aims are pure and simple - a trust that meets the needs of the wider Gillingham area and ensures that the facilities remain available to the community for the foreseeable future.

Latest News


RiversMeet is Seriously Social!

We’re serious about doing social good and adding social value to people’s lives here at RiversMeet Leisure Centre.

That’s why we will be marking the first ever Seriously Social Week in May as part of a national campaign that showcases the work of charities, like ours, putting people above profit, connecting communities and helping people to become healthier, happier and more creative, regardless of age or ability.

Seriously Social has been organized by national body Community Leisure UK. Starting Monday 27 - each day of the week will focus on a theme to show how companies like ours help create social impact and create happier, healthier communities.   Themes include Health & Wellbeing, Environment, Inclusion, Community and Employment & Skills.

Kirsty Cumming, CEO of Community Leisure UK, said: “Our members don’t just deliver public leisure and cultural services, they support social change for the better every day of the week, 365 days a year.

“As social enterprises and charities, they put people above profit. They are run by local people and have everyone’s best interests at heart. This week is about showcasing how they go above and beyond supporting individuals and communities. This is a selfless sector, quietly going about supporting people and communities every day. Not because it makes them money, but because it's the right thing to do. And we thought it was high time more people know about the great work they do and the difference they make.”

More than 110 Charitable Trusts and Social Enterprises deliver public leisure and culture in Scotland, Wales and Ireland as part of the Community Leisure UK network. Together in 2023 they:

  • Welcomed more than 209 million visits
  • Worked with 170+ Local Authorities
  • Collaborated with more than 100,000 Community Groups
  • 73% Reduced Carbon Emissions
  • 63% provided warm spaces
  • 75% provided holiday food and activity programmes.
  • Saved the state and NHS £893million through their work getting people more active and healthier *

For more information visit seriouslysocial.org.uk

*Social Value Figure produced by 4Global using data from Moving Communities and DataHub. Full stats can be found at seriouslysocial.org.uk

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Thursday 11th July: 1315 - 1430

Mondays: School Booking 1330 - 1500

Tuesdays: School Booking 1300 - 1430

Wednesdays: School Booking 0900 - 1100

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Monday 26th August: 0900 - 1800

The pool timetable will run with the sessions that fall during our opening hours. Classes will be running and bookable online: https://www.riversmeetgillingham.org/

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Sunday 30th June: 1100 – 1200

Saturday 6th July: 1100 – 1200

Saturday 10th August: 1100 – 1200



Saturday 18th May

Sunday 19th May

Friday 21st June

Saturday 22nd June

Sunday 23rd June



Thursday 11th July: 1315 - 1430

Mondays: School Booking 1330 - 1500

Tuesdays: School Booking 1300 - 1430

Wednesdays: School Booking 0900 - 1100




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The Gillingham Community and Leisure Trust Ltd. (GCLT) is a community-owned business and registered charity which runs on a ‘not for profit’ basis, operating leisure facilities to benefit Gillingham and the surrounding area.

The Board of Trustees

The Board of trustees of GCLT are responsible for the strategic direction and commercial viability of the business.  All trustees are volunteers and unpaid. The role of the Board is to provide critical oversight and support to the General Manager and his leadership team; the Board carries the ultimate responsibility for the strategic direction, staff team, assets, activities and reputation of GCLT.

The GCLT Board support the General Manager and his leadership team in promoting an inclusive culture which views high professional standards as non-negotiable, seeking to provide i) a high quality and enjoyable experience for our customers, ii) appropriate opportunities for staff training and professional development, ii) a safe working environment, iv) the best pay and working conditions that the organisation can afford (with protection from inappropriate or bullying behaviour from colleagues and customers).

As a corporate body, we work hard to secure the future of the organisation in a sustainable manner, using the sum of our individual experience and expertise. In this way, we expect GCLT to continue to make a unique and valuable contribution to the local community for years to come. We recognise that, as a Board of trustees, we are stewards of an important legacy.

To meet our trustees, CLICK HERE

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Join today and help us make a difference in the community we serve, all funds we receive from the Three Rivers Lottery are distributed to charities and clubs throughout the Gillingham and North Dorset Area.

Whilst making a difference in your local community you have the opportunity to win up to £25,000 in the weekly draws.

Click here for further information

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A multi-measure package based on a complete overhaul of the heating, pool dosing and air handling systems

Part-funded by
Low Carbon Dorset
as part of the
European Regional Development Fund


Low Cardon Dorset

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