Keep Olympic legacy going

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I am totally aghast at how this council is behaving over the refurbishment of Walthamstow Pool and Track, which was advertised in Waltham Forest News as having state of the art dive facilities when it reopens.
This is no longer the case. The pool when it reopens will no longer have a 5m dive board or dedicated dive pit.
The reason is that there is no money and the amount of people using it makes it even less cost effective. So the many hundreds of children queuing to use the boards and the Waltham Forest Dive club having operated from there since 1966 is “under use”.
There are no plans submitted yet, so we cannot view what is to come. I hope that gives us a window to campaign to keep them.
Stratford is too far to travel from Waltham Forest. I urge residents to sign the petition to keep the dive facilities and keep the Olympic legacy going.


Rachel Wedderburn,
Melford Road,
Walthamstow.

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5:13pm Tue 13 May 14

driftingcowboy says...

Not alone that, I went down there a few weeks ago as I was thinking of leaving my costly gym and wanted to check out the new refurbished facilities. Firstly, the reception staff are poorly trained and not very professional. Secondly, a 'manager' was called to help me and he was distracted after a few minutes and left me to chat to his mate outside in a car.

I had a tour of the place but it seems no different to what its always been - a miserable, uninviting place. You'd have to have absolutely no alternative to join it.
Not alone that, I went down there a few weeks ago as I was thinking of leaving my costly gym and wanted to check out the new refurbished facilities. Firstly, the reception staff are poorly trained and not very professional. Secondly, a 'manager' was called to help me and he was distracted after a few minutes and left me to chat to his mate outside in a car. I had a tour of the place but it seems no different to what its always been - a miserable, uninviting place. You'd have to have absolutely no alternative to join it. driftingcowboy
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