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andrewbowden

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #83 on: June 26, 2018, 02:33:10 PM »
It's a bit of a trek, but Avondale is a nice pool if anyone is wanting an alternative to Romiley and Grand Central.  I haven't been for a few years now, but I liked it because it was usually quiet, warm and clean.

I used to go to Avondale in the evenings until I switched to Grand Central.  It's not a bad pool, although the deep end is so deep that I can stand up in without problems!

Hazel Grove's also a good although I've only been in the "small" pool (it's quite big actually). 

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« Reply #82 on: June 26, 2018, 02:28:34 PM »
It's a bit of a trek, but Avondale is a nice pool if anyone is wanting an alternative to Romiley and Grand Central.  I haven't been for a few years now, but I liked it because it was usually quiet, warm and clean.
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« Reply #81 on: June 26, 2018, 02:18:17 PM »
Come on children stop bickering, the real issue is that Marple could very well end up with no swimming pool and no real alternative apart from the pool at New Mills (which is outside the Borough and so not publicised by Life Leisure, SMBC). Marple could end up with the only council recreational facility being the bowling green in the memorial park!

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« Reply #80 on: June 26, 2018, 12:40:55 PM »
Do you know how much a swimming pool costs to build? Who do you think would pay for it? Had a supermarket been built on that site there would of been a constant flow of vehicles in and out for at least 14 hours a day. How many cars do you think the residents have and how many journeys do you think they would make in a day? Think about it. On second thoughts don't, as you didn't think before you posted. No need to reply to me. I don't get you, never have and never will.
sounds as though your against leisure facilities for  Marple sooner have private houses .

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« Reply #79 on: June 26, 2018, 01:15:55 AM »
They may and i say may have been a baths there on part of it so are you happy we dont have a baths in Marple now .instead there is some nice big houses all with cars cloging up the roads ,
Do you know how much a swimming pool costs to build? Who do you think would pay for it? Had a supermarket been built on that site there would of been a constant flow of vehicles in and out for at least 14 hours a day. How many cars do you think the residents have and how many journeys do you think they would make in a day? Think about it. On second thoughts don't, as you didn't think before you posted. No need to reply to me. I don't get you, never have and never will.

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« Reply #78 on: June 25, 2018, 04:32:40 PM »
Where are who now? Are you talking about the people who strongly opposed a supermarket on Hibbert Lane  in the middle of a residential area? If so what is  the relevance? Do tell, I for one am happy that a supermarket was not built there.
They may and i say may have been a baths there on part of it so are you happy we dont have a baths in Marple now .instead there is some nice big houses all with cars cloging up the roads ,

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #77 on: June 25, 2018, 04:25:32 PM »
At the self-checkout queue?
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« Reply #76 on: June 25, 2018, 04:20:11 PM »
They took to the streets against Asda .were are they now
Where are who now? Are you talking about the people who strongly opposed a supermarket on Hibbert Lane  in the middle of a residential area? If so what is  the relevance? Do tell, I for one am happy that a supermarket was not built there.

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #75 on: June 25, 2018, 03:18:13 PM »
They took to the streets against Asda .were are they now

At the self-checkout queue?

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« Reply #74 on: June 25, 2018, 02:10:20 PM »
We need to take to the streets ! Whats going on ??? Marple needs a swimming baths.

It'll come down to cost and quite frankly I cant see Life Leisure wanting to cough up. The gym is a farce as well.
They took to the streets against Asda .were are they now

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« Reply #73 on: June 25, 2018, 10:10:19 AM »
We need to take to the streets ! Whats going on ??? Marple needs a swimming baths.

It'll come down to cost and quite frankly I cant see Life Leisure wanting to cough up. The gym is a farce as well.

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« Reply #72 on: June 23, 2018, 05:49:50 PM »
Monday to Thursday, the public swim sessions in the main pool that run post-school are going to be axed so they can dedicate the whole of the main pool to swimming lessons.

I can't say I'm entirely surprised they are doing this.  I made the mistake of arriving for a swim at 5:30 on a Wednesday recently.  There was a queue for the car park.  Once inside, three lanes were in use for lessons, two for the public.  In the public bit, it was very crowded.  I ended up swimming half lengths because it was nigh on impossible to get to the shallow end.

Obviously come September, they'll have more space for the children from both Romiley and Marple to have their lessons, but it will come at the cost of something like 10 hours of public swimming sessions at Romiley.  No idea if they're making any other changes to the timetable to make up for it.
Fully agree with this. I used to swim at Marple of an evening a couple of times a week. Since the closure I’ve only managed to get to Grand Central a couple of times, the extra travelling and faffing about makes it very inconvenient. Having looked at the other ‘local’ baths, there is virtually no evening public swimming available.

When is this debacle going to be sorted? I fear that the longer this goes on, the less likely the pool will ever be re-opened and it will end up being forgotten about and then lost through yet more supposed cost savings.
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« Reply #71 on: June 22, 2018, 11:07:04 AM »
Got a letter the other day about my son's swimming lessons next term.  Seems they're definitely planning at least some changes to the opening hours at Romiley.  Unfortunately for some, they won't be positive changes. 

Monday to Thursday, the public swim sessions in the main pool that run post-school are going to be axed so they can dedicate the whole of the main pool to swimming lessons.

I can't say I'm entirely surprised they are doing this.  I made the mistake of arriving for a swim at 5:30 on a Wednesday recently.  There was a queue for the car park.  Once inside, three lanes were in use for lessons, two for the public.  In the public bit, it was very crowded.  I ended up swimming half lengths because it was nigh on impossible to get to the shallow end.

Obviously come September, they'll have more space for the children from both Romiley and Marple to have their lessons, but it will come at the cost of something like 10 hours of public swimming sessions at Romiley.  No idea if they're making any other changes to the timetable to make up for it.
No matter what they spend on Marple baths its not going to be good enough .we need a new baths someware but were .

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #70 on: June 22, 2018, 09:12:06 AM »
Got a letter the other day about my son's swimming lessons next term.  Seems they're definitely planning at least some changes to the opening hours at Romiley.  Unfortunately for some, they won't be positive changes. 

Monday to Thursday, the public swim sessions in the main pool that run post-school are going to be axed so they can dedicate the whole of the main pool to swimming lessons.

I can't say I'm entirely surprised they are doing this.  I made the mistake of arriving for a swim at 5:30 on a Wednesday recently.  There was a queue for the car park.  Once inside, three lanes were in use for lessons, two for the public.  In the public bit, it was very crowded.  I ended up swimming half lengths because it was nigh on impossible to get to the shallow end.

Obviously come September, they'll have more space for the children from both Romiley and Marple to have their lessons, but it will come at the cost of something like 10 hours of public swimming sessions at Romiley.  No idea if they're making any other changes to the timetable to make up for it.

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #69 on: June 18, 2018, 02:44:48 PM »
@Steve Gribbon  - of course, that's no problem

@andrewbowden

Thanks Andrew, it will be sent this afternoon.

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