BLU & BLSG AGM
This year’s AGM will take place on Sunday 3rd November 2019 in the Whippersnappers’ Room from 10.00-12.30. Free coffee and croissants will be available from 09.30am. Relevant documents (financial reports, Chairs’ reports) will follow prior to the AGM. Please try and show your presence as we need to hear your voices, comments and contributions. Fusion managers and Lambeth officials will be ready to take your questions and hopefully answer a few. We’ll be putting up our usual compliments & complaints forms on dry and wet side boards, everything will be collated before the AGM.
As with previous years, anyone who would like to be part of the BLU Committee is encouraged to put themselves forward for election. To be eligible an individual needs to have been a BLU member for at least 6 months. A number of existing committee members will not be standing for re-election this year and we are keen to get new people involved. Committee members must be passionate about all things Lido and preferably regular users who have a good sense of how the place work, in order to continue BLU’s longstanding relationship with Fusion.
The Purpose of BLU
1. To work to safeguard the Lido’s future as an open-air pool, gym and community based centre for enjoyment of creative, health and child-focused activities
2. To ensure user involvement and consultation in decisions on the future of the Lido
3. To provide user representation in future management structures for the Lido
4. To maintain, promote, support and enhance the user experience
Nominations for the BLU Committee and Officer roles need to be received on or before the 27th October 2019. Nominations must be made by two members eligible to vote – these are BLU members who have held continuous membership for at least 6 months prior to nomination. Emails should be sent to email@example.com. Should nominations exceed vacancies, election shall be made by a show of hands, unless the meeting agrees to a ballot.
POOL REFURBISHMENT UPDATE, CONSULTATION DATES & TIMES
Consultation dates with Fusion management are: Oct 3rd , 1pm, Studio 2 and 6.30 pm in the Lido Cafe. Oct 8th at 2pm, Studio 2 and 6.30pm Whippersnappers’ Room.
Many users will be aware that the condition of the concrete lining of the pool is in a poor state of repair and that work is long overdue since the pool was patched and painted in 2010. Fusion has been considering three options for the repair of the pool – 1: Alphatic Pure Polyurea Lining; 2: Glass Reinforced Plastic Lining; 3: Expoxy Repair Morter (patch and paint). There are pros and cons attached to all three, and these were outlined by Mark Munday from Fusion in two public presentations and Q&As in May.
Fusion’s original plan was to begin work on their preferred option in October. However, they have decided to go back out to tender, and while they are keen that works start as soon as possible, they are now unlikely to begin in October. Depending on the option chosen, the pool will need to close for between 6 and 10 weeks. Anyone with a 2019/20 winter swim pass will be provided with a pro-rata refund. In addition, BLU has asked Fusion to explore what alternative facilities swimmers could use during closure.
WINTER SWIM PASS
Winter swim passes start from 1st November 2019 – 31st March 2020.
Winter Swim Prices
Adult £ 3.20
Over 60 £ 1.30
Child £ 2.60
Concession £ 2.26
PAYG Sauna £ 3.30
Sauna Bolt £ 12.50
Winter swim season ticket £101.90
Winter Swim season ticket concession £ 82.00
Over 60s free entry BEFORE 10am
The outdoor sauna is being serviced and will be operational from early October.
STREAMLINE SWIMS SUMMER RACES
Yet again a great turn out for Streamline’s annual summer races. Spirits were high, muscles were flexed, caps were pulled on and cossies adjusted! It was good to see so many young and more mature swimmers joining in the races, despite the cooler weather. They shivered and swam and shivered some more, ate cake (thanks to the providers), sampled delights from the BBQ (thanks BBQ makers), won prizes and contributed to a day to remember.
Thanks to Mike and Sarah for their fabulous organisation and to Amelia on sound. There were many supporters and helpers, and we thank them for their time, prizes and for just being there. Special thanks to Cat Rowlands for being a superb MC. Someone actually heard that Clare Balding was the MC. We can confirm it wasn’t Clare but Cat. The event raised £350.40 for WaterAid through a raffle and the BBQ.
The annual Parliament Hill v Brockwell Lido was narrowly won by Parliament Hill, and we congratulate them. The Richard Turner 1 Mile Cup was won by Fiona Kinsella (the first year by a woman). The inaugural CJ Faucher cup was won by Jason Mabelis for the egg and spoon race.
MEET THE MANAGER
The new General Manager at Brockwell Lido, Mohamed Farah, is busy driving a lot of positive change at the centre and is keen to hear directly from users. You can meet with him on the following dates:
• Wednesday October 23rd – 7.30pm
• Thursday November 21st – 10.30am
• Wednesday December 18th – 7.30pm
FIT FOR ALL CLASSES FOR OVER 60’s
We’ve had terrific feedback about these classes with Rachel for the over 60s. If you’re keen to try them out, turn up for an 8.45am start on Tuesday mornings. The class includes cardio, strength work and flexibility, it’s recommended that you wear trainers. Book online or at reception. This class is suitable for anyone of any age who hasn’t exercised for a while or is recovering from injury or illness or just needs to get back into exercise gently.
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BLU is the only official Lido users’ group who speak for YOU with Fusion and try and right any user issues. If you see a problem tell a member of BLU or a member of staff and we will do our best to resolve all issues asap. BLU has regular meetings with Lido managers and The Lido Café. Please let us know what you would like us to discuss by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or come find us, one of us can usually be found in the gym, studio, poolside or spa!
BLU WEBSITE – www.brockwelllido.com
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