New pool might have to put cap on mem­ber­ship


Bray People - - Council Report -

AT THE re­quest of Coun­cil­lor Pat Vance, CEO of Shore­line Bray and Grey­stones Swim­ming Pool Do­minic Gun­shenan, gave a pre­sen­ta­tion to the Town Coun­cil at last week’s meet­ing.

Cllr Vance had raised con­cerns over the fi­nan­cial doc­u­ments for the new swim­ming pool and had said that he would like to see any pro­jec­tions they had done and other pa­per­work.

Mr. Gun­shenan gave a full pre­sen­ta­tion high­light­ing the great suc­cess that the pool has achieved in only six weeks.

At present the pool has 997 mem­bers and it is es­ti­mated that there will be a cap on mem­ber­ship by Fe­bru­ary or March next year.

‘We could only com­fort­ably have around 1,600 to 1,800 mem­bers so as we could con­tinue with the pay as you go. If things con­tinue to go as well as they have been then we will have to put a cap on mem­ber­ship,’ said Mr. Gun­shenan.

One of the main con­cerns that was re­it­er­ated by the coun­cil­lors around the ta­ble were the open­ing hours.

At present the pool is only open from 7 a.m. three morn­ings a week, which is prov­ing to be a prob­lem for many of the new mem­bers.

‘A large num­ber of the peo­ple us­ing the pool early in the morn- ings are those go­ing to work in Dublin and so they want the club to open ear­lier than 7 a.m. and to open early each week day so they can use it be­fore work,’ said Cllr Vance.

Mr. Gun­shenan agreed and stated the club are looking into chang­ing the open­ing hours.

An­other con­cern amongst the Coun­cil­lors was the price and size of the out­door astro­turf pitches.

At peak times which is Mon­day to Thurs­day from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m, it costs ¤70 to ren out one of the astro­turf pitches.

‘We are still in the in­fancy stages and so we are looking at the ar­eas where there may be prob­lems and we will al­ways lis­ten to de­mand and ac­com­mo­date where we can,’ re­sponded Mr. Gun­shenan.

The newly opened Grey­stones swim­ming pool.

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