Barrington Court, Wilton Road
We have asked A2 Dominion to investigate a faulty safety light on the second floor, a faulty fire alarm on the fourth floor and one set of lifts is not functional, together with other issues affecting individual residents in Barrington Court.
We have asked the Council to locate CCTV cameras at the bottom of Gloucester Street, near Lupus Street, to identify those responsible for rubbish dumping.
Queen Mother Sports Centre
We have asked the Council to investigate this issue:
“As a swimmer at the Queen Mother Sports Centre for over thirty years, it has become a really unpleasant place to swim. This is because of swimming groups/clubs taking over half the pool during the peak morning period. I am at the pool when it opens at 6.30 and already there can be an adult group there having arrived at 5.30. Later a school group might come – usually around 7am and that means only three lanes available for everyone else.
I can tell you there’s a very big difference going from six lanes to three as the remaining lanes available become very overcrowded and this is happening most days now. I think every child should learn to swim but the children using the pool during the morning peak can already swim and these are training sessions. Before Everyone Active took over the centre, sometimes two lanes would be taken out for swimming groups which was bearable but three is just too many.
As you can imagine, there have been many complaints but the centre seems more hell bent on making money than serving the community. Also for many people using the pool, we have no option but to go before work. Perhaps you could look into this please and remind Everyone Active this is a council pool and not a private members’ club.”
The Council say:
“It is the case that there are community swimming club bookings and some schools’ bookings with casual swimming sessions taking place in the other 3 swimming lanes. The site team are monitoring usage for casual swimming and will look to make amendments to the programme where possible if the level of demand requires a change. Demand for swimming lessons, school swimming, club swimming and casual sessions is very high and it can be a challenge to balance and satisfy the needs of different users, particularly during ‘peak’ periods. We will ensure the programmes are regularly reviewed and that changes are made where necessary.”
“It really sounds as if the Council doesn’t care. It was dreadful at the pool this morning – three lanes gone. This has only been happening for about six weeks – for thirty years it was never more than two lanes for groups and rarely at peak time.”
We noticed there are ‘fake’ speed bumps on Warwick Way along the road.