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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #42 on: April 16, 2018, 04:22:04 PM »
An update from a scheduled meeting last week with Life Leisure who run the baths, were I asked for an update: they are currently undergoing tests to see the extent of the problem.  The closure will be at least 2 months, probably longer.  Much of the infrastructure dates from 1931. 

Whilst a brand new baths would be lovely, that will take time and money and if repairs are simple that will allow the swimmers of Marple a facility more quickly.  In the meanwhile, there are facilities for schools and general swimming at Romiley and in Grand Central, Stockport.
Now talking about a new roof which will be a nightmare with the way it is constructed underneath .it has bean or his being empted . it would be better closing it permanatly
buying the two properties on the corner obtaining a grant they are available and rebuilding and going from there .

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #41 on: April 16, 2018, 01:08:45 PM »
Thanks for the update Geoff.  I have been meaning to pop in and ask on the situation as trying to get anything out of Life Leisure centrally seems to be a real battle in my experience!

I for one would love a new pool but the question remains of where you would put it.  And it would take time and money.  Tameside council announced the replacement of Denton pool a few years ago, and the expansion of Hyde.  With Denton they are only just at the consultation phase on the new facility.  At Hyde they've found out they will need to replace some equipment as the existing equipment can't support an additional pool.  Both are some time away from actually being built. 

If Marple was somehow to get a new pool, it would probably take five years before it would be open.

As a frequent swimmer (usually three times a week - two at Marple) I will be very happy when the current Marple pool is finally fixed.  Romiley is a nice pool but offers no post 8pm evening swim sessions for men, and Grand Central is just that bit longer to get to.

Will be easier to take my children to their lessons too!

Here's waiting...

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #40 on: April 16, 2018, 12:24:24 PM »
An update from a scheduled meeting last week with Life Leisure who run the baths, were I asked for an update: they are currently undergoing tests to see the extent of the problem.  The closure will be at least 2 months, probably longer.  Much of the infrastructure dates from 1931. 

Whilst a brand new baths would be lovely, that will take time and money and if repairs are simple that will allow the swimmers of Marple a facility more quickly.  In the meanwhile, there are facilities for schools and general swimming at Romiley and in Grand Central, Stockport.

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2018, 05:03:31 PM »
I'll be interested to hear what you are told Steve. I've heard tonight that several significant issues have been found which are very likely to involve six figure sums and I'd guess a closure in terms of months given one is structural. Even allowing for some inaccuracy, and perhaps if a second opinion is sought some divergence re the scale, I think we may all need to get acquainted with the timetables elsewhere. Of course I hope I'm wrong.

Hello Corium, always good to hear from you.

I hope that information is incorrect also, the thought of the pool being closed for Months is a real worry, especially with so many who use it for their exercise. Six figure sums are almost hard to believe and if elected I would question just how has it got that bad before action is finally being taken. I'm a resident here, this is my local pool too.
As soon as I have anything back I will be in touch, I have contacted them on Twitter before asking why there is no investment in the Marple pool but no reply. This time I am hoping for a prompt and factual answer, but if I hear nothing by Tuesday I will be messaging them again. We deserve better than being kept in the dark if more issues are involved.

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2018, 10:05:49 PM »
Well they have already said it will be at least two months...

And I do hope during this closure they manage to stop the roof leaking.  That's been dodgy for ages...

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2018, 09:32:37 PM »
That's a fair point but I feel if there really are serious problems the sooner we are told the better. Contacting life leisure and also asking about upgrades can do no harm

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I'll be interested to hear what you are told Steve. I've heard tonight that several significant issues have been found which are very likely to involve six figure sums and I'd guess a closure in terms of months given one is structural. Even allowing for some inaccuracy, and perhaps if a second opinion is sought some divergence re the scale, I think we may all need to get acquainted with the timetables elsewhere. Of course I hope I'm wrong.

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2018, 01:42:04 PM »
The few times I go swimming I like the Marple pool as it gets fewer children than other pools, hence my eyes are not messed up as much.

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2018, 09:06:39 AM »
I'm not sure the configuration of the rec would allow for the building of a facility of suffice to size plus car parking. There would also have to be some unusual highways redesigning to allow access into and out of the car park.

The current closure of the pool does however raise question about the lack of decent modern facilities in Marple.

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2018, 07:25:40 AM »
I  am absolutely sure there would be no contraversy about building on the Rec.  I am sure the Civic Society would get right behind it  ;)

I'd expect nothing less of that bunch of miserable NIMBY busybodies.

They even got their knickers in a twist over the precise shade of green of ASDA's external signage - as if they were going to rebrand the entire company just because of them!

But Howard's right, the Rec is current just a giant dog toilet, it would be of far more recreational use for the residents of Marple to do something like this with it.

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2018, 06:01:12 AM »
In my opinion the best place would be on the Rec. The town would get far more "recreation" out of if than we currently do.

I think some of the residents on Oldknow Rd, Strines Rd and Arkwright Rd might not be too impressed!

On the one hand I totally agree with Howard's point. However, I also feel that Marple's green space should be left alone. A difficult choice, but if the money was available for a new pool I'd vote for this location (unless someone has a better idea?).


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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2018, 10:18:13 PM »
Erm.... It is the council who own the local leisure centres, and thus are responsible for the sort of renovations that you're talking about. I'd imagine that Life Leisure completely agree with you, but there's naff all they can do about it.

That's a fair point but I feel if there really are serious problems the sooner we are told the better. Contacting life leisure and also asking about upgrades can do no harm

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2018, 07:39:19 PM »
I  am absolutely sure there would be no contraversy about building on the Rec.  I am sure the Civic Society would get right behind it  ;)

One interesting thing to consider is that the council hold the freehold to the delivery office.  With strealing some of the car park, a four or five lane 25m pool would be doable I reckon.  Second floor being a gym, studios and stuff.  You could even make it three stories and have parking underneath.  You can fit a lot into a compact space if you try.

But as ever with these things, it's a matter of money.  Tameside are spending something like £14m on their new complex in Denton.  That's having an eight lane 25m pool, small pool, gym, bowling alley, and soft play.  But still, a new pool and gym for Marple will cost a few bob.
.could put it on Apple tree land .

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2018, 07:27:02 PM »
I  am absolutely sure there would be no contraversy about building on the Rec.  I am sure the Civic Society would get right behind it  ;)

One interesting thing to consider is that the council hold the freehold to the delivery office.  With strealing some of the car park, a four or five lane 25m pool would be doable I reckon.  Second floor being a gym, studios and stuff.  You could even make it three stories and have parking underneath.  You can fit a lot into a compact space if you try.

But as ever with these things, it's a matter of money.  Tameside are spending something like £14m on their new complex in Denton.  That's having an eight lane 25m pool, small pool, gym, bowling alley, and soft play.  But still, a new pool and gym for Marple will cost a few bob.