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The truths they don't want you to read....

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais Swimming Pool Notice

From the Comhairle's website:

Ionad Spors Leodhais [The Lewis Sports Centre] swimming pools and spa will be closed from 8pm on the 31st December 2007 until mid February 2008 for remedial works. Management apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. All other facilities will be open as usual.”

With statistically more people joining a gym in January than any other month - all those New Year resolutions - this is a decision on par with closing the local Museum just before the tourist rush. And with as little notice.

I sincerely hope that:
  • The contractors are paying for the works
  • The contractors are reimbursing the Comhairle for lost income
  • The Comhairle are reimbursing season ticket holders (£60pm) for the absence of facilities
I would like to be able to answer these questions, but the Comhairle Minutes which are on the web are badly out of date, with nothing appearing since June. As the Comhairle slogan has it, without the slightest hint of irony .... "Working Together For The Western Isles".

Can any Councillor or Council Officer provide the public with any more information, beyond the bland press statement?


Anonymous said...

It's also the time of year where, because of darkness and bad weather, it's most difficult to do outdoor sporty things. Summertime - with many residents on holiday elsewhere and the long days and (better) weather providing alternative outdoor options - would have been better.

Anonymous said...

Yes, but when do folk ever think about the common sense angle. Agree that summertme would have been a better option for closure