Photo of Bramley Baths by SphericalBoy
Yesterday an announcement was made that the Council has found funds to allow Bramley Baths to open for 60 hours per week. This is a reduction of 20 hours per week, and a big step forward from the previous compromise of 29 hours per week. It means that the pool will open during the day and mid-evening, enabling school children to use the pool along with other residents.
Read full coverage of the news at The Guardian here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/leeds/2011/mar/23/bramley-baths-opening-hours-boost
The Bramblers Association would like to give a BIG wet high-five to everyone who has campaigned, talked, negotiated and swum in pursuit of a better deal for Bramley Baths. WELL DONE YOU!
The Bramblers Association is committed to supporting the baths in the long term, and ultimately to increased revenues, better promotion of the service & a return to full 80 + hours per week opening times. The Bramblers Association will be pressing the Council to test the idea of 7am opening and 10 pm closing on weekdays backed by proactive communications, to allow residents working 9-5 to use the pool around their work and family commitments. We will be actively encouraging the Council and Bramley Baths to pursue a user-centric approach to the services offered, and to continue testing and revising these in step with potential customers.