Commuters can take the plunge

SWEATY commuters will be packing trunks in their briefcases this summer after a town committee pays to keep a lido open late. This summer North Herts District Council s Hitchin committee is paying to keep the town s open air swimming pool open until 8pm

SWEATY commuters will be packing trunks in their briefcases this summer after a town committee pays to keep a lido open late.

This summer North Herts District Council's Hitchin committee is paying to keep the town's open air swimming pool open until 8pm every Monday and Wednesday throughout the school holiday period to give commuters the chance of a swim.

Committee chairman, Judi Billing, said: "Places like Hitchin are home to many commuters - people who typically leave the town early in the morning and return in the evening. Often their only opportunities for civic life are in the supermarkets and coffee shops at the weekend.

"I think we do very little to encourage their participation given that nothing opens before they go to work and everything closes before they come home.


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"We hope that the weather will be better than it was last summer and that this will be widely used by those getting off hot and grimy trains on those evenings!

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