Support urged for Letchworth GC pool plan

COUNCILLORS are being urged to give the green light to a plan to spend �20,000 on moving and improving the caf� at Letchworth Outdoor Pool. Members of the Letchworth area committee at North Herts District Council (NHDC) will meet on Monday to discuss the

COUNCILLORS are being urged to give the green light to a plan to spend �20,000 on moving and improving the caf� at Letchworth Outdoor Pool.

Members of the Letchworth area committee at North Herts District Council (NHDC) will meet on Monday to discuss the plan as part of its capital works improvements for the outdoor pool.

The current caf�, says the report before councillors, is situated on a terrace within the centre of the pool complex and is only accessible to pool users.

"In recent years officers have discussed with Stevenage Leisure Ltd the possibility of moving the caf� to an alternative location within the complex which would facilitate an external provision of service to users of Norton Common," says the report by NHDC's head of leisure and environmental services.

"It is proposed to move the caf� from its current location within the main pool complex to part of the main entrance building that is adjacent to Norton Common with the installation of a serving hatch, so that users of the common can purchase items while visiting the common."

The plan also includes proposals for users of the pool and common to have access to a vending area that would be open every day during the pool season when the caf� is not staffed and three tables and bins will be installed on the common.

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If councillors endorse the plans with the cost coming from the council's capital visioning budget, it is hoped work could be completed on the project in preparation for the start of the pool's summer season at the end of May.

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