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Top Of The Class – School Pools

School pools across the country, provide the key ingredient to a joined-up approach to community sports provision. For example, the London borough of Edmonton, clubbed together to raise an outstanding £4.5 million, in just 18 months, to be able to invest in what has turned out to be an award-winning swimming pool and sports centre. […]

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Return on investment

Return On Investment

Active Centres operate five leisure centres and two dual-use sports centres across South Gloucestershire. Since 2005 they have worked with Circadian Trust, the charitable company working in partnership with the local authority, to improve the health, cultural and social wellbeing of the local community. Any profit made is reinvested back into local facilities and services, […]

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Annual Awards

Annual UK Pool and Spa Awards Set New Record

Entrepreneur, television celebrity and former winner of The Apprentice, Michelle Dewberry, will be the VIP guest at December’s UK Pool & Spa Awards presentations. Michelle will be attending the event to hear about the industry’s most successful companies and share ideas for industry growth. Celebrating its tenth anniversary in style, this year’s UK Pool & […]

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Winners and losers

Winners And Losers At Welsh Pool

A new school swimming initiative has been slammed by adults who have been banned from using the facilities at the same time. Conwy County Borough Councils leisure service school has introduced the initiative, aiming to ensure that every child leaving primary school by 2020 can swim. However, the pilot scheme at Llandudno Swimming Centre means […]

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Broomhill

Broomhill Set For Makeover

Ipswich-based Broomhill Lido is hoping for a lifeline after applying for planning permission for a multi-million-pound makeover. Broomhill opened in 1938 but has been closed since 2002. Recent reports show the £5.3m project would include the installation of heaters for the water and the restoration of diving boards. Architect Alan Wilkinson said the revamped Grade […]

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Dive into an award winning Guncast Team

Dive Into an Award Winning Guncast Team We’re hiring: Pool Finishers Guncast Swimming Pools require top quality pool finishers (render and tiling) to quote for high quality swimming pool finishing projects, and join a successful luxury swimming pool construction team, for works mainly in the southeast of England. To find out more, please visit www.guncast.com […]

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Lido death

Reward Offered In Lido Death Case

A £20,000 reward is being offered by the Metropolitan Police for information regarding the death of a 15-year-old boy in a London lido over 40 years ago. Enrico Sidoli died in hospital in July 1976 after being pulled unconscious from Parliament Hill Lido in Hampstead, 11 days earlier. Detectives are now offering an incentive for […]

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Portishead Lido Hits Headlines

Portishead Open Air Pool is already making headlines following its extensive refurbishments. The Bristol-based pool made national news when a duck and her nine ducklings were found floating in the water after it reopened in April. Following the £250,000 refurbishment which included new pipework, a new liner, cover and pool surrounds – all led by […]

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PnO Slide

Slip ‘N Slide Additions To Cruise Liner

P&O’s Cruise Liner, Pacific Dawn, is undergoing an extensive refurbishment, including two new waterslides, further improving the facilities on the ship. The Southampton-based P&O group, working in partnership with Polin Waterpark’s and Myrtha Pools, installed the two 80m slides to improve their standing in the industry. They are the maiden waterslide additions to the company’s […]

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Recipe For Success

Managing ten leisure centres across the East Riding of Yorkshire, East Riding Leisure (ERL) delivers services to some 327,400 residents in the namesake county. Customer visits have almost doubled from 2.8million in 2005/06 to over 5million in 2015/16 and that figure is set to grow even more this year. “Being close to our customers by […]

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