Ladywell Pool re-opens

From Lewisham Council:

Ladywell Leisure Centre will re-open on Tuesday, 22 July. Remedial work to the plumbing system has been completed and further tests and disinfection has been carried out to ensure the Centre is safe for public use.

The Centre was recently affected by Legionella bacteria which was found in the water system after a routine regular check designed to ensure public safety. The Council has been working closely with the Health Protection Agency, Lewisham’s Primary Care Trust and the Centre’s contracted management company, Parkwood Leisure, to ensure it is safe for public use. Regular monitoring will continue at the Centre to ensure it remains safe for public use.

On hearing the news, the Mayor of Lewisham, Sir Steve Bullock, said:

“This is great news and will be welcomed by everyone – not least of all by all those children about to break up from school.

“Everyone involved in working to get the Centre open for the summer deserves our thanks. Not only has the necessary remedial work been completed but July’s maintenance work has been finished ahead of schedule too.

“I know the Centre’s closure has caused inconvenience and the Council greatly regrets this – but public safety has to be our primary concern.

“I hope all those young people under 16 will now take full advantage of our Free Swim programme which starts on 24 July and runs till the end of the schools’ summer holiday.”

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah at last the venue for the next BC drinks is re-opened.

max said...

"Everyone involved in working to get the Centre open for the summer deserves our thanks"

What the....

max said...

Hi Nick,
Where did you find this press release? I can't see it on the Council's website that still has the page about the closure.
I met the Head of Community that confirmed the news but can't find the press release.

do dah said...

I wish Brockley had a lido.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know: at the time when the pool was open and the showers closed, was this because of the infection? Presume I'd know by now if I had it, but having swum then, it's a bit worrying...

max said...

You don't need to worry anymore, 3 weeks is the limit for developing the disease, but yes the showers were closed because of legionella bacteria contamination.
It's all fine now, I've been swimming twice already and the pool was always wonderfully quiet, catch it before people comes back.

Lady said...

I have just discovered Ladywell pools and I love it. Five mins cycle from my house, quiet lanes, extraordinary changing arrangement (zillions of useless cubicles with flappy curtains, three showers, of which two share a flappy curtain) and such a bargain. No £65 monthly fee just £2.80 as and when I feel like it. A.Ma.Zing. Just sad I hadn't discovered it before.

Anonymous said...

Ladywell Pool... is that the one with the scummy looking slide outside it?

max said...

Yes, but it's only used during children fun sessions.
The pool itself is actually very good.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know what happened to the proposal for public baths in Cranfield road or Breakspeare Road in.....1881?

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