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Blackthorns has a policy of continual improvement to the facilities available to its members. Some of the projects may be major, others small, but all help to ensure that Blackthorns continues to develop for the years ahead.

Spring 2010

August 2005 - May 2006

Blackthorns biggest recent project is an extension to the clubhouse that has enabled the current facilities to double in size, especially welcome on party nights. The new room includes a disabled persons  toilet with wheelchair access and baby changing facilities. A fantastic fireplace (see below) provides a focal feature and a welcoming atmosphere.

View of the new interior that provides extra seating away from the dance floor

A wood burning stove for those cold winter evenings
Summer 2008

Throughout the summer of 2008 the ladies toilet, situated half way down the site next t the Petanque courts, was refurbished.
The job started out as a redecoration but quickly turned into a much bigger project when it was discovered that the floor was breaking up and was in need of replacement,
So it ended up as a complete refit.
It now has a new tiled floor, new tiles on the walls, new toilets and partitions and a new sink.
The work was carried out completely by our members, with the only cost being the materials.
The toilets now look like new and should last for many

The Sauna, which has been in the planning stage for quite some time, - finally on it’s way.
Summer 2009

A new sign has been put up to mark our growing Crazy Golf course, we now have 12 holes to test us. A challenge to all who wish to take it on. Well done Eric, keep up the good work.

Although the pool was heated it was expensive to run, so this year we have added a heat exchanger. This means the pool is cheaper to heat and therefore can be opened earlier and closed later in the season. It also means a more constant temperature throughout the year, much to the pleasure of our members.

The Sauna is now complete and has been used for the first time. It is a commercial type sauna and has surpassed our expectations. A big thank you goes out to all those who helped build it. Now we have a reason to look forward to the winter months too.  

The main club house has been completely re-covered in cladding.

This will ensure it not only looks better, but will also make it much better protected from the weather and will give it a much longer life span.

The Patio outside the Pavilion has been extended to almost 3 times its size. A fantastic area for socialising, especially as its South facing and catches the sun. It was built exclusively by a team of our members.

One of our members set himself the task of building a Veranda for the Club’s caravan and above is the end result.

As well as catching the last of the evening Sun it allows wheelchair access to the van, a great asset to any disabled members or visitors.

Spring 2015

The club is pleased to say it has just spent several thousand pounds replacing the hot water system boiler that feeds the showers and basins in the clubhouse.

Not only will it be more economical to use than our tired, old one but it will perform much better and there should no longer be any concern, even on the busiest of days, that you might end up with the water running cold on you!

We strive to supply our members with the standard of facilities they have come to expect!

Swimming Pool Refurbishment Completed!

The work on the swimming pool has now been completed and it is open for use again as soon as the warm weather arrives. More work than was expected was found necessary and has now all been completed. The temperature of the water is slowly increasing and several hardy souls have already been in!

Swimming Pool Refurbishment

After many years use the pool needed the lining and the entry steps replacing and the and as you can see from the picture above (taken  - 14 April 2015)  good progress is being made with the work.

The old liner has gone, the steps have been replaced along with the skimmers, necessary alterations have been made to the drains and the pipe work and the contractors are near to fitting the new liner.