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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.
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« 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.

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« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2018, 06:19:32 PM »
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.

That would be perfect. There'd be room for a nice 25m "proper" pool, with a small teaching pool along side it, a proper gym (maybe even a spin studio or similar) and a couple of all weather outdoor courts/pitches.

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« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2018, 06:16:59 PM »
I included in the letter the fact that other local pools (Hazel Grove, Cheadle, Romiley as examples) have far better facilities than what we have, and asked if there are plans to improve not only the changing facilities but also the viewing area and the exterior which is tired and dated. I totally agree that we deserve better, and with investment more people will take advantage of the facilities.

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.

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« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2018, 05:26:44 PM »
Hi everyone who reads this

Just to update on the swimming pool situation, I have sent an email to Life Leisure asking for a full and open answer to what is going on and why. I've explained residents concerns (including my own, this is my local pool too) and asked for details of what work is going on.

I included in the letter the fact that other local pools (Hazel Grove, Cheadle, Romiley as examples) have far better facilities than what we have, and asked if there are plans to improve not only the changing facilities but also the viewing area and the exterior which is tired and dated. I totally agree that we deserve better, and with investment more people will take advantage of the facilities.

As soon as I have a reply I will post on here.

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« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2018, 05:09:17 PM »
There was a chance of one some years ago .

@amazon I assume you're talking about the rumour we heard from people associated with Marple in Action? If I recall, they claimed that the current pool would be knocked down to improve traffic management by putting in new measures at the Hibbert Lane and Stockport Road junction. There were also claims that Tesco/Asda (no-one knew who was planning for a new supermarket at that time) would build and new one  near the new Hibbert Lane supermarket.

As usual at that time there was rumour and counter-rumour all over the place at that time and I never ever heard it more than speculation.

However, the principle is right. there is no way that a town the same size as Marple should have such poor sporting facilities. However, if we did have anything, where would it go? There are only a few places anywhere near the centre that could take a facility of the size needed and I suspect all of them are going to be used for housing in the next few years. 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.
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« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2018, 03:21:25 PM »
It's by far the oldest pool in the Stockport council leisure estate.  Obviously age doesn't mean that much by itself, if it's kept in good condition.  But in terms of facilities, it hasn't kept up with demand.
There was a chance of one some years ago .

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« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2018, 02:27:19 PM »
It's by far the oldest pool in the Stockport council leisure estate.  Obviously age doesn't mean that much by itself, if it's kept in good condition.  But in terms of facilities, it hasn't kept up with demand.

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« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2018, 01:42:36 PM »
Its a farce that a town of Marple's size doesn't have a better / more modeern leisure facility.

We should be equipped with one that is at least on par with Hazel Grove.

The loss of the pool will be make a huge impact for many, i'm hearing that a LOT of work needs to be done.

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« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2018, 09:25:00 PM »
This is just a sticking plaster over the very deep cracks.

Its a bit of a disaster and hopefully not something that will be used as an excuse for some drastic cost cutting by SMBC / Life Leisure.

I really like Marple pool.
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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2018, 06:33:21 PM »
This is just a sticking plaster over the very deep cracks.

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« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2018, 04:12:10 PM »
No point in going for a swim in Marple for two months according to Life Leisure.  From an email today:

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Stockport Council is undertaking a programme of works across its leisure estate to address priority works that have been identified as being required.

A programme of works has been identified as being required at lifeLEISURE Marple to ensure that it remains operational and complies with up to date regulations. It was anticipated that these works would take place later in 2018 and would have required a period of planned closure.

Unfortunately surveying undertaken in advance of the works being programmed has revealed that problems with the infrastructure and plant at the site are more urgent than previously considered and it has become necessary to close the pool immediately so remedial works can commence on site.
 
It is anticipated that the period of closure will be at least two months. The gym and changing facilities continue to be open as normal.

As soon as we have more detail of the programme from the maintenance contractors we will provide an update. In the meantime, customers are welcome to use alternative lifeLEISURE swimming facilities. The nearest sites to Marple are at lifeLEISURE Romiley and lifeLEISURE Hazel Grove.
 
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we will endeavour to keep you updated with progress.

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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2018, 10:32:45 PM »
Closed again!

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The swimming pool at Marple Pool is closed until further notice due to an unplanned maintenance issue which has arisen. The Council and Life Leisure are working with appropriate contractors to resolve this issue as soon as possible. The gym and changing rooms are open as usual.  Customers can use alternative Life Leisure swimming facilities at Romiley during the closure period.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we will endeavour to keep you updated with progress.

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2017, 01:15:38 PM »
Hang on, is it not 25m long? Does this mean I have to give back all my badges?!

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I achieved my Gold Swimming badge (I never did my Honours) and 800 metres (never got round to doing the 1500), but as I recall the additional distance was factored into the swim. I swam for my badges circa 1974.

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« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2017, 10:41:28 PM »
Indeed, the need to do an extra length every 10 is a little frustrating, but i can live with it.

Yes the pool is a little bit shabby, but importatly it is still there and, I for one, am very thankful for that. The guys there have also helped two of my daughters learn to swim, which is fantastic for somewhere right on my doorstep. Its a vital community facililty and it deserves as much support from the community as we can give it.
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