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Weeks left to act against dramatic Greater London Authority plans for the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

One of the most iconic sporting venues in the UK, could be only weeks away from having the indoor athletics track, 25m family swimming pool, and main stadium demolished.

Much of Crystal Palace National Sports Centre (CPNSC) as we have always known it will be razed to the ground if the shortlisted options from the recently published Greater London Authority (GLA) CPNSC Development Options Appraisal Final Report 2015 are executed, claim the Crystal Palace Sports Partnership (CPSP).

Status update on the Lido's two pools, Apr 26th

It's a tale of two pools at the Brockwell Lido. Outside, so far so good. Not many swimmers as yet (one report in the changing room this week put water temp at 14 degrees) but the pool is back in action and the Modern Movement is around the corner! Inside, however, no good. The hydrotherapy pool remains down with no restart in sight yet and exasperation all around. It was meant to have been fixed this week but is a long way from this as Fusion attempts to fashion a railing fix to what in essence is a hollow fibreglass vessel (with a lot of lovely blue tiles glued on top) have all failed so far. Perhaps it is time to get in experts from the shipyards - folks who deal with bolting things into fibreglass hulls! Next repair update due on April 28th.


Lido swimming pool all systems go, Lido hydropool remains down

The Lido's swimming pool is open for business! Good to see a few swimmers in today even if the wind outside remains really chilly! Pool hours are weekdays 07.00-13.00 and 16.00-19.00 plus 08.00-18.00 at weekends. Sadly, however, the same can't be said about the Lido's hydropool which has been down for a couple of weeks already due to removal of the loose railing into the pool. This was first reported loose on April 2nd, was finally actioned on the 8th, and workmen came on the 13th. They couldn't repair it, so then took it away for welding. New fix date looks like the 24th. We're aware many of you in the spa are fed up with all of the problems over the past 6-9 months. Let's hope the hydropool is truly sorted this week!

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