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andrewbowden

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #262 on: August 16, 2020, 08:11:13 PM »
In fact, some Stockport facilities have reopened. They are:
Life Leisure Stockport Sports Village (Woodley)
Life Leisure Houldsworth Village (Reddish)

Ah well, Stockport Sports Village is directly owned by Life Leisure, not the council.  And whilst I am not 100% sure, I think Holdsworth Village is similar.  Hence Life Leisure had their own incentive to get them open again!

Obviously they operate them with the council facilities as one normally

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #261 on: August 16, 2020, 07:53:48 PM »
New Mills gym is open but the pool is closed for repair work until September.  Tameside and Trafford have opened their pools and gyms, as have most of Manchester's.  Cheshire East pools are still shut but they have an opening date.  Community owned facilities in Hathersage, Withington and Bollington have all reopened.

Stockport is unusual in still being closed AND having no reopening date.

N.b. to be clear, I make no comment on the likelihood of a new pool.  Just that I do not believe the existing building will ever reopen.

In fact, some Stockport facilities have reopened. They are:
Life Leisure Stockport Sports Village (Woodley)
Life Leisure Houldsworth Village (Reddish)

On the rest of your post, I can't argue with your thoughts. It would be a waste of money to do anything with the current facility.
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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #260 on: August 16, 2020, 05:23:21 PM »
Not many any ware else have opened as yet dont think new mills is open .plans are a foot for a new one in the park still waiting for consultation docs to be published .

New Mills gym is open but the pool is closed for repair work until September.  Tameside and Trafford have opened their pools and gyms, as have most of Manchester's.  Cheshire East pools are still shut but they have an opening date.  Community owned facilities in Hathersage, Withington and Bollington have all reopened.

Stockport is unusual in still being closed AND having no reopening date.

N.b. to be clear, I make no comment on the likelihood of a new pool.  Just that I do not believe the existing building will ever reopen.

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #259 on: August 16, 2020, 04:34:31 PM »
Going to make a prediction and leave it here.

Prediction: Life Leisure Marple will not reopen following Covid 19.

Logic: pool is closed.  Gym roof has issues.  Not enough space to keep people distant (short of putting all the gym equipment in the empty pool).  Building likely to not be financially viable.

Side note: So far none of Stockport owned leisure centres have reopened and so far no reopening date has been given.
Not many any ware else have opened as yet dont think new mills is open .plans are a foot for a new one in the park still waiting for consultation docs to be published .

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #258 on: August 16, 2020, 03:22:52 PM »
Going to make a prediction and leave it here.

Prediction: Life Leisure Marple will not reopen following Covid 19.

Logic: pool is closed.  Gym roof has issues.  Not enough space to keep people distant (short of putting all the gym equipment in the empty pool).  Building likely to not be financially viable.

Side note: So far none of Stockport owned leisure centres have reopened and so far no reopening date has been given.

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #257 on: July 22, 2020, 06:11:17 AM »
What will happen to the bowling green and it's building when "they" start knocking 7 bells out of the memorial park? Ditto the war memorial?

I've moved your post here where it is more relevant.

Nothing will happen to the Bowling Green and its buildings or the war memorial if and when the new facility is built. The toilets are at risk though, of being replaced with something much better.

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #256 on: July 22, 2020, 02:57:18 AM »
What will happen to the bowling green and it's building when "they" start knocking 7 bells out of the memorial park? Ditto the war memorial?
Don't look for the light at the end of the tunnel -  stomp along there and turn the bl**dy thing on yourself!

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #255 on: July 18, 2020, 02:03:48 PM »
 Any news plans consultation about the Baths Marple .

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #254 on: March 25, 2020, 03:42:27 PM »
I know not everyone will be thinking of new leisure facilities right now, however the online consultation has been extended to 17 April so you can still have your say.

Not surprisingly the drop in session that was scheduled to happen tonight is no longer happening.

Online survey and information at
https://www.stockport.gov.uk/news/marple-leisure-and-community-hub-public-engagement-events-cancelled



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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #253 on: March 13, 2020, 03:29:42 PM »
Andrew I think we are generally in the same place although my experience tells me that Marple should be looking to a time scale of 4 to 5 years really a lot will depend on raising the capital and that means identifying realistic income streams. You make an excellent point about the Civic Society and other unaccountable self appointed groups.

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« Reply #252 on: March 13, 2020, 01:49:55 PM »
The point I was making Andrew is that while the facilities are so poor at Romiley,  and I go to various classes, the gym and pool about four times a week,  it is important that there is greater urgency about moving the Marple facility forward. As a wrinkly I expect I will be dead before the facility is up and running.

I'm really not sure what your point is.  You say there are issues at Romiley.  There are.  I know it, you know it, the council know it.  But it's not like everyone is sat there doing nothing.  The roof has been fixed.  The work to sort out the flooding is being done now.  They have a refurbishment planned for this year.  It's all go.  If all goes well, the gym won't flood again and by this time next year Romiley should be looking amazing.  This is good!  The things you are rightly complaining about are being sorted out.  That's great!  So let's not worry about Romiley cos there should be nothing to worry about. 


Back to Marple, to be realistic, even if everything was done for Marple, it's not going to be built this year. It's a far bigger project.  Money to obtain, demolition, relocation of facilities temporarily, new buildings, the Civic Society being in uproar about something trivial, and so on.  It took Tameside about five years to build the new Denton pool.  And that was with a plan to replace the facility, a new location that was pretty much unused and empty, and an existing facility that could solider on for a bit longer.  And contractors.  Tameside have had a whole heap of problems with building an extension with a 25m pool in it at Hyde Leisure Pool due to issues finding someone to do the work.

Marple closed abruptly almost two years ago.  Frankly I don't expect us to see a new facility in Marple for another three.  I hope not but maybe four.  But at least for some of that time, we will be able to use a far nicer Romiley.

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #251 on: March 13, 2020, 01:38:16 PM »
The point I was making Andrew is that while the facilities are so poor at Romiley,  and I go to various classes, the gym and pool about four times a week,  it is important that there is greater urgency about moving the Marple facility forward. As a wrinkly I expect I will be dead before the facility is up and running.
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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #250 on: March 13, 2020, 01:01:55 PM »
The point I was making Andrew is that while the facilities are so poor at Romiley,  and I go to various classes, the gym and pool about four times a week,  it is important that there is greater urgency about moving the Marple facility forward. As a wrinkly I expect I will be dead before the facility is up and running.

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« Reply #249 on: March 13, 2020, 12:47:29 PM »
Andrew yes I think we are all aware of these proposed changes but many have concerns about the state of the centre as of now. Plus if you use the centre regularly you will be aware that repairs to the roof were meant to take three weeks but in fact took nearly three months with areas of the gym often closed due to flooding.

I use the centre at Romiley at least once a week, and my children have lessons there.  We've all used it since Marple closed.  I was not aware of any concrete plans to actually do something until last week.  I suspect most users don't know about the plans

But yes I am aware of the roof.  Aware of the flooding.  Aware that the toilets are regularly broken in the ladies changing rooms.

But the roof work has now finished.  The work to prevent flooding in the gym started this week I believe.  Progress appears to be being made at getting things sorted.  And I am sure the council are well aware that there is no point doing major refurbishment if there are structural issues that need resolving.

Apropos to nothing but I have used every council pool in Stockport except Cheadle.  Romiley has probably the joint worst changing rooms with Avondale. 

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #248 on: March 13, 2020, 12:25:46 PM »
Andrew yes I think we are all aware of these proposed changes but many have concerns about the state of the centre as of now. Plus if you use the centre regularly you will be aware that repairs to the roof were meant to take three weeks but in fact took nearly three months with areas of the gym often closed due to flooding.