Bridgwater pool project proceeding

Bridgwater pool project proceeding

Bridgwater pool project proceeding

First published in Bridgwater Area News Bridgwater Mercury: Photograph of the Author by

BUILDERS creating a new £6.3million swimming pool facility in Bridgwater have said the project is ‘full steam ahead’.

A tour of the new community swimming pool, part of Trinity Sports and Leisure, was given to bosses from Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset County Council, BAM, Futures for Somerset and 1610.

The district council is investing millions in the facility, which includes a 25-metre six-lane pool, a training pool, changing rooms, a café, car parking, landscaping and an increased leisure facility capable of holding 50 stations in the fitness studio.

District councillor John Swayne said: “Construction is on course so it is still full steam ahead to get this modern community swimming pool open for business in early 2013.

“We can’t wait for the community to see just how amazing and adaptable this pool is. Some have said it will be a school pool – it won’t be.”

The sunken tank of the two pools is being excavated and the tiles, flooring, lockers and style of spectator seating are being designed.

Andy Syddall, project manager for BAM Construction, said: “Building a high quality swimming pool like this is a big challenge.

“It needs a lot of diligence to ensure you deliver a first rate set of facilities for people to enjoy and use safely.”

Tim Nightingale, chief executive of 1610 leisure trust, said: “The pool will be a superb and much-needed asset.”

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1:49pm Mon 28 May 12

artful280 says...

The sooner the better, im sure my two year old is missing out by having to spend 40 minutes ish depending on traffic getting to Street every weekend for our weekly swim. Would love to take him for half an hour or so in the evenings but just not practical. I imagine that a whole generation of kids in this town will not be able to swim as well as the should because of the stupidity of local councilors. Ironically i live within 1 minutes walk of the old Splash site and just when i need it to teach my child to swim they tear it down !!
The sooner the better, im sure my two year old is missing out by having to spend 40 minutes ish depending on traffic getting to Street every weekend for our weekly swim. Would love to take him for half an hour or so in the evenings but just not practical. I imagine that a whole generation of kids in this town will not be able to swim as well as the should because of the stupidity of local councilors. Ironically i live within 1 minutes walk of the old Splash site and just when i need it to teach my child to swim they tear it down !! artful280
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1:59pm Mon 28 May 12

artful280 says...

How come this is just a rehash of a story that was on the Sedgmoor Disctrict Council site on the 15th of May of a tour that took place on the 11th. Does it take Mercury journalists that long to trawl through other sites to try and find some news ? or is it just a slow news day ?
How come this is just a rehash of a story that was on the Sedgmoor Disctrict Council site on the 15th of May of a tour that took place on the 11th. Does it take Mercury journalists that long to trawl through other sites to try and find some news ? or is it just a slow news day ? artful280
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3:55pm Mon 28 May 12

sfj642 says...

Don't knock it - at least you WILL have a pool. Our lot in West Somerset knocked down our pool and built a new Council House instead. We have no chance of a Swimming Pool here.
Don't knock it - at least you WILL have a pool. Our lot in West Somerset knocked down our pool and built a new Council House instead. We have no chance of a Swimming Pool here. sfj642
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9:02pm Wed 30 May 12

Bridgy111 says...

Artful280 If the mercury has plagiarised (copy and paste WITHOUT acknowledging the original creators or getting permission from the writer can land them in deep S**t (IE they need to look for a new job)
Artful280 If the mercury has plagiarised (copy and paste WITHOUT acknowledging the original creators or getting permission from the writer can land them in deep S**t (IE they need to look for a new job) Bridgy111
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9:55am Thu 31 May 12

artful280 says...

Bridgy111 wrote:
Artful280 If the mercury has plagiarised (copy and paste WITHOUT acknowledging the original creators or getting permission from the writer can land them in deep S**t (IE they need to look for a new job)
http://www.sedgemoor
.gov.uk/index.aspx?a
rticleid=8331

Above is a link to the original article on the SDC website. The writer of this article has basically condensed the information into shorter paragraphs and taken bits of longer quotes from people. She has also just copied the structure of the article with the paragraphs in the same order as he original.

Surely if you write like this you must at least reference your source.
[quote][p][bold]Bridgy111[/bold] wrote: Artful280 If the mercury has plagiarised (copy and paste WITHOUT acknowledging the original creators or getting permission from the writer can land them in deep S**t (IE they need to look for a new job)[/p][/quote]http://www.sedgemoor .gov.uk/index.aspx?a rticleid=8331 Above is a link to the original article on the SDC website. The writer of this article has basically condensed the information into shorter paragraphs and taken bits of longer quotes from people. She has also just copied the structure of the article with the paragraphs in the same order as he original. Surely if you write like this you must at least reference your source. artful280
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