2017 Pre season meeting report

 

Friends of Jesus Green Swimming Pool – Pre Season Meeting

Date: Tuesday 14th March 2017 Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sir Jack Hobbs Room – Hobbs Pavilion
Note Taker: Julie Durrant
Attendee’s Ian Ross, Julie Durrant, Daryl Emes, Shirley Oliver

Nicola Kerrison, Lucy Hines, Becky Allen, Nicky Blanning, Paul Mylrea, Charles Geach, Caroline Lewis, Katherine Hodson, David Carpenter, Christopher Thorpe, Victoria Bursa

Apologies: Anne Campbell, Francis Jeans, Emma Bateman, Richard Folley, Colin Stewart, Owen Spencer-Thomas, Jenny Simmons, Richard Murrant

 

Agenda Items:
1 Arrival & Refreshment
2 Personnel in place for 2017 season
2 Female and Male shower/toilet blocks – Everyday issues & refurbishment
3 Suggested change of early morning swim days
4 Leaf & general cleanliness
5 Basket room attendant
6 Café – opening times & retail items
7 Planned events
8 AOB

 

Notes / Actions
1 Shirley Oliver to be General Manager of Jesus Green for this season with

Sam & Helen from last year being Duty Managers again

2 Opening date is Saturday 13th May until 24th September

Pre-opening for Friends and regulars on Friday 12th May

3 Basket room will remain the same but Better,

Suggestion of volunteers for this role and others in exchange for time credit scheme.

4 Change of early morning swims was discussed and agreed due to the pump out facilities being at its worst on Mondays, Early morning swims will be Tuesday 7am, Wednesday 6.30am & Fridays 7am.

JD advised that Friends that were unable to make the meeting wanted to raise if there was scope for 5 early morning openings but unfortunately this is not possible.  There was also a suggestion of early opening for season ticket holders but again this is not possible.

5 DE explained the fast track kiosk is still being looked into but costs may be prohibitive.
6 A suggestion was made to simplify the pricing display board.
7 Toilets and shower are to have a refresh

Suggestion was made for a hand rail on the opposite side to the showers in the ladies as this area can get slippery.

8 Hot water in the men’s showers was mentioned and the temperature to be monitored.

 

9 The timing of the ladies showers to be looked at as they only come on for around 10 seconds and need to be constantly pressed.
10 The café will be open regardless of the weather at the following times below outside of these times there will be vending machines and a hot drinks machine.

Monday & Thursday – 12-3pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday – 11-3pm

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11 Café area to back of basket room will open again and signs put up to ensure customers know that they can use this area.

This area will also stock retails items such as swimming costumes, goggles etc.

12 Becky brought forward the idea of selling postcards of the pool and other suggestions of retail items were

Jumpers, T-shirts, silicon swimming hats, tote bags

Any other suggestions please email pools@cambridge.gov.uk

13 Events planned in so far out of hours are

Pre-opening for Friends and regulars

Chesterton Childrens Orchestra in June

Star & Mouse Film Festival May half term

Family Day

14 Trees and bushes were raised and CCC will try and arrange for these to be pruned.  An area to be cut back which could be used as a viewing window for potential new customers.
15 Becky confirmed that she will be organising the Swim in the Cam again this year.

 

2017 Pre-Season Meeting

Dear All,

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

Proposed Agenda

Attendees: Ian Ross, Julie Durrant, Daryl Emes, Shirley Oliver

  1. Arrival & Refreshment
  2. Personnel in place for 2017 season
  3. Female and Male shower/toilet blocks – Everyday issues & refurbishment
  4. Suggested change of early morning swim days
  5. Leaf & general cleanliness
  6. Basket room attendant
  7. Café – opening times & retail items
  8. Planned events
  9. AOB

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 (julie.durrant@cambridge.gov.uk). 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

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

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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 (julie.durrant@cambridge.gov.uk). 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
Julie Durrant – Recreation Technical Officer, Cambridge City Council 01223 458644

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:

https://www.tynemouthoutdoorpool.com/communityshares/

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, duncan@cofco.co.uk

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

Autumn Sea Swim – Felixstowe 9th October

Change of Location
Following feedback on trips to Dunwich in recent years we decided to suggest Felixstowe instead of Dunwich for 2016.

We felt that the benefits were:

  • Relatively safer swimming at all states of the tide
  • Easier, quicker access by car from Cambridge with easy parking
  • Accessible by public transport from Cambridge
  • Numerous cafes for lunch and afternoon cakes
  • Plenty of shelter if needed
  • Possibly a beach hut as a base – thanks to Seamus

Trip Report
On Sunday 9th October, in a break with tradition, we visited Felixstowe for our annual Autumn swim in the sea.
The day proved to be a great success and started well with bright sunshine although there was a heavy rain shower just as most of were changing after swimming – never mind, the sun soon reappeared and some even returned to the sea later in the day!

The result was a very enjoyable day out, with around 27 people attending and many positive comments.

Thanks for joining us and here’s to next year!

RF

Cambridge Sustainable Food Swim the Cam fundraising event

swim-poster-copySwim the Cam, CSF’s exciting new challenge aimed at raising money for the Food Hub Project, The event takes place on Saturday 23rd July, starting at 11am.

The swim is 3.8 km from Byron’s Pool in Grantchester to Sheep’s Green in Newnham, Cambridge. Experienced swimmers are asked to register by emailing duncan@cofco.co.uk. CSF also needs stewards and other volunteers on the day. There will be a party at the finishing line from 12 noon, with refreshments from the foodPark collective.

Read more about Swim the Cam here and more about the Cambridge Food Hub project here. You can sponsor a swimmer or donate to the Food Hub project here.

Taken from the  Cambridge Sustainable Food website,

Summer Solstice Swim Event – 21st June 2016

1-IMG_2004Better are organising a relaxing evening summer swim at Jesus Green Pool to the sounds of Chesterton Community Youth Orchestra and you can enjoy drinks, provided by Cambridge Wine in the new cafe area.

The event is from 7.30pm to 9pm on Tuesday 21st June. Tickets are available from the pool reception or by calling 01223 302579. Priced at a reasonable £7.50 for members and season ticket holders. Non member tickets are £10

We are pleased to say that it looks as if the male showers are finally fixed 🙂 with a constant stream of hot water!

The pool is currently at a barmy 18.6degrees for the weekend 🙂