I’m writing to congratulate the council on the upgrade to the Matamata indoor pool. I used the indoor pool for the first time on Wednesday since it’s upgrade. The pool looked absolutely pristine and inviting. I found the new ramp made for easy access in and out and the water temperature was very much to my liking for exercise. Going by the smiles of the other users at the time, they were enjoying the pool as much as I was.
The council can feel proud that they have provided such a wonderful indoor facility for the community, for lean to swim, walking, hydrofit, hydropathy, leisure swimming and fun.
Since then, I have also used the the outdoor pool. It definitely doesn’t have the eye appeal of the indoor pool because of the sealing used and it did seem strange the water bubbly in the middle lane.
But once in the pool and swimming I gave these matters no second thoughts. I know the council in time will rectify these problems and have the outdoor pool looking as pristine as the indoor pool.
I was also surprised to find that my membership card had been extended by another three months. A very kind gesture. service will not be continuing as during the two month trial not enough pensioners took advantage of the service to justify us investing money in a van and driver etc.
I will miss the lovely ladies I met during the trial – gee our elderly have a great sense of humour and have a lot of wonderful life experiences we can learn from.
Because we wanted to ensure those pensioners who took part in the trial are aware of other options available to them, we did some research and passed it on.
The feedback we have received from our initiative has been so amazingly positive and our pensioners were very grateful for the service. It’s just a shame the numbers were not there to continue.
Although the service will not be continuing, I would like to encourage anyone out there who has an elderly neighbour who needs assistance getting to places, give them a helping hand – our elderly should be treasured. Last week saw the first use of the newweather-activated road signs over the Kaimai Range. What do you think of the technology? ‘‘Great to see this happen, hopefully our ambulance and fire staff will get a break now from picking up the carnage on the hill. Some of the driving I have seen on the hill is real scary stuff.’’ – Yves Mortensen HAVE YOUR SAY: Letters should not exceed 250 words and must have full name, residential address and phone number. The editor reserves the right to abridge or withhold any correspondence without explanation. Letters may be edited for sense, paper’s style, brevity or good taste. Letters may be referred to others for right of reply before publication. Write to PO Box 148, Matamata or email email@example.com.
The first Matamata Festival of Cycling was a success.