These are frustrating and challenging times for everyone! We cannot take part in our usual recreation, meet for club activities or play sport to let off steam.
The Parish Council met on Tuesday 4th August to consider re-opening the amenity pool and came to the decision that we are unable to open the pool for the following reasons.
We had consulted our Risk Assessment professional advisors, Link Into Leisure, (who we use for our insurances purposes), and their strong advice was not to open the pool at all this season. Maldon District Council Environmental Health Department have confirmed that they regard this as the right decision.
We did spend time looking at ways to safely re-open (e.g. by employing staff) but this was not viable – we had not got sufficient unallocated funds in this year’s budget to provide the COVID secure facility we would need.
You will be aware that the Government have stated that outdoor swimming pools may be opened from 11 July.