Water pleasant surprise at pool

PUBLISHED: 12:59 06 April 2006 | UPDATED: 11:39 04 May 2010

I HAVE followed the saga of the Paradise Pool over the last year or so via your paper. This week I attended a hydrotherapy session at the pool and I wondered with some interest what kind of facility I would find. According to some critics, the pool is ru

I HAVE followed the saga of the Paradise Pool over the last year or so via your paper.

This week I attended a hydrotherapy session at the pool and I wondered with some interest what kind of facility I would find. According to some critics, the pool is run-down and poorly managed.

To my very pleasant surprise I found a very clean and tidy set-up with cheerful and helpful staff. I really enjoyed my session and intend to use the pool on a regular basis in the future.

Having seen this facility it made me reflect on recent comments in the Press that a new pool would be the only solution to the ongoing problems.

It seems to me that this suggestion borders on lunacy - unless the local authority is awash with money? I think there are many other local spending priorities that the replacement of this perfectly sound community asset.

If this is typical of the fiscal wisdom of our leaders then I fear for the future.

One final comment - perhaps some of the problems with the pool might be more appropriately associated with the users of the pool rather than the facility or its management.

GUY BARNS

Hop Row

Haddenham

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