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SBC bidding for Oasis Funding

SBC bidding for Oasis Funding

Well – here’s a novelty! A story with the potential to be good for the Oasis as SBC bid for Oasis funding. The full story is on Swindon Borough Council’s website here – Council to submit Levelling Up bid to help get the Oasis back open.

The Oasis Needs Maintenance

The Oasis Needs Maintenance

This week, (week commencing 13th June 2022) SevenCapital (Oasis leaseholders), Historic England and the Twentieth Century Society are set to meet to discuss next steps with the Oasis, following its listing at the back end of last year.

Development over Heritage in Swindon

Development over Heritage in Swindon

So, SBC have had a cabinet reshuffle and we now have a new Cabinet member for Culture, Heritage, Leisure and Town Centre Experience. You’d expect this portfolio to be about a Cabinet member with responsibility for safeguarding assets rather than demolishing them wouldn’t you?

10 years ago SBC offloaded the Oasis

10 years ago SBC offloaded the Oasis

On the 1st June 2012, BBC News reported: Oasis Leisure Centre handed over before £65m revamp.

The article reports that a developer, Morai Capital Investment Ltd, had signed a £65m deal that would see a water park and concert arena built. During the first phase of the scheme the distinctive domed roof of the Oasis was set for replacement.

The NOasis is No Joke

The NOasis is No Joke

Not only do we have no snowoasis – we have a No-Oasis and its no joke!
Over a year now of the Save the Oasis campaign and still we have appalling scenes like the one above. at the site. Still, Plastic Free Swindon and Keep Swindon Tidy are clearing up enough litter to build a small island in the middle of Coate Water. And STILL – when asked/challenged about, the leader of Swindon Borough Council, Cllr David Renard, slopes his shoulders and passes the buck to SevenCapital. As he and his Council have done from the outset.

A Salute to the Oasis

A Salute to the Oasis

Hello Oasis supporters. A rather fine blog featuring wonderful, personal memories of our beloved Oasis has come to our attention. It’s called Farewell to Swindon’s Oasis Leisure Centre – though of course we hope it’s