Make the pool affordable

PUBLISHED: 15:29 25 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:53 10 June 2010

What is going on at Exmouth swimming pool? In recent weeks it has become apparent that promoting swimming is not high on their agenda. They will not take part in offering free swimming to the over 60s. They have abruptly opted out of the Kellogg s free sw

What is going on at Exmouth swimming pool? In recent weeks it has become apparent that promoting swimming is not high on their agenda.They will not take part in offering free swimming to the over 60s. They have abruptly opted out of the Kellogg's free swim voucher scheme seven months before the vouchers expire. They are now charging an incredible £4.80 for a swim.The changing rooms are as dirty as ever. The pool's temperature dissuades people from swimming and taking their young children.The facility should be there for the benefit of the community, yet often the pool looks empty. Surely the priority is to get Exmothians swimming regularly? Were the service better and more affordable, more people would swim more often. Leisure East Devon needs to take time to think about the needs of residents.I would not want to suggest that an under-used facility would play into the hands of the pro-Asda brigade, but it does raise the question. Let's get our swimming pool back on track.Paul Carter,Hartley Road, Exmouth.


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