Concerns Over Swim Sessions
Friday 22nd January 2016 @ 15:33 by Mark Phillip

Possible timetable changes at Glossop Pool have sparked fears it could reduce public swim sessions.

Places for People Leisure- who run the Howard Park baths for High Peak Borough Council – consulted swimmers on possible restructuring.

One pool user said: “It will result in the loss of 10 hours ‘Everyone Welcome’ sessions a week. I have also been advised that all information will only be available through IT methods, Facebook, app, website etc. This includes details of swim times, closures and special events.

“I can see that their aim is to make more money from running additional swimming lessons and to save money on communication, but not everyone in Glossop is digitally included.”

A borough council spokesperson said: “The council is aware that Places for People is currently asking people for their views on proposals to restructure the timetable to minimise the impact of swimming lessons and public sessions on each other.

“The proposals, which are aimed at keeping lessons and public swimming separate and providing more public swimming at weekends, have been developed in response to comments made by customers and have been discussed with the Amateur Swimming Association.

“The views of the public are being sought before any decisions are made.

“Places for People has also confirmed that whilst it is seeking to increase the use of digital communication it will continue to use traditional printed materials.”

Consultation ended last week.