Monthly Archives: January 2017

Pre-Season Meeting 14 March 2017

Dear All,

We would like to hold a pre-season meeting on Tuesday 14th March 2017 from 6.30pm to 8pm to discuss the 2017 season.

The meeting will take place in Hobbs Pavilion on Parkers Piece (I have booked and double checked booking the room).

If you could ask people to let me know if they wish to attend that would be great so that I can keep track of numbers ( I am also happy if anyone is unable to attend but would like to raise any items that they forward them to me in order for them to be included.

Kind regards
Julie Durrant – Recreation Technical Officer, Cambridge City Council 01223 458644

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Tynemouth Outdoor Pool Renovation

Jesus Green Pool is one of the few survivors of the lidos built in the UK during the 1920s. Tynemouth Outdoor Pool – like many others – fell into disuse in the 1990s. Today it’s a sad and crumbling rockpool. Now, a charity is raising funds to see it renovated. They’ve launched a community shares offer and so far attracted pledges of more than £300,000. You can help ensure that Tynemouth gets the kind of pool that makes us all love our summers in Cambridge! You can register your interest, find out more, or just spread the word here:

Swim the Cam 2017 – call for volunteer organisers!

Swim the Cam 2017 – call for volunteer organisers!

The team behind last year’s ‘Swim the Cam’ event are looking for volunteers to help organise another ‘Swim the Cam’ for summer 2017. ‘Swim the Cam’ is a sponsored 3.8km swim in the River Cam from Byron’s Pool to Sheep’s Green. Primarily it is to raise money and awareness for the Cambridge Sustainable Food Hub project, but participants are welcome to raise sponsorship for a cause or charity of their own choice as well. 23 swimmers participated in last year’s swim, and the finish line event was attended by the mayor of Cambridge, Jeremy Benstead.

If you’re keen to volunteer, please email Duncan Catchpole,

Bring & Share Party 2017

Francis with his poster

Francis with his poster

Today’s Bring & Share Lunch party was a big success in The Hobbs Pavilion with over 40 attendees, plenty of food and mulled wine.

Many thanks to Francis & Richard for organising this years event.

We now have 4 months and 5 days for the 2017 pool opening 🙂

Party food