We’ve all been working incredibly hard – staff, volunteers and trustees – to get our systems up and running for reopening on Saturday, and we’re looking forward to seeing as many people as possible then. We’ll have refreshments, information, tours and most importantly SWIMMING – though we’re afraid the showers are out of action due to a technical hitch with the repairs the council did over the week…

We’ve also had to make some hard decisions about normal weekends, after this saturday. Because our agreement with the council has not been finalised, the council staff are still in place – we’re very grateful for their patience – but fitting their existing hours to our new timetable has proved a challenge. we have a great volunteer We have therefore had to reduce saturday and sunday opening times for the next few weeks. It might be possible to hire the pool during these times, but this will have to depend on staff availability. See the timetable for more info. We do hope this

Massive thanks to everyone – volunteers, city council staff and everyone else – who has helped during this challenging week. There are too many complete heroes to mention.

Karen Leach