Dear pool users
We are of course aware of the Government’s announcement yesterday that open air pools can now legally open from this Saturday 11th. However, as a Committee we had already made the decision not to open this year and, sadly, this last minute announcement does not change anything.
We have some work to remedy cracks in the pool planned for next week and then it would take up to three weeks to get the pool up and running. It would not be financially viable for us to open for a few weeks in August, with all the work that is needed to open and all the safety measures that would need to be put in place. Also due to Covid-19, as with other open air pools locally, we have been unable to train the lifeguards needed to keep the pool and our customers safe. We are a volunteer led pool and it would not be fair to put our volunteers under the pressures needed to operate safely. The good news is that the childrens play area is now open again.
Meanwhile we are pressing on with painting the outside of the pool buildings and preparing for a bumper season in 2021.
Thank you for your understanding through this difficult year and we look forward to welcoming you back next year.
Greystoke and District Sports Association
Dear pool user
The Greystoke pool committee has continued to keep a close eye on the implications of Covid-19 for opening this summer. Currently, government regulations still do not allow swimming pools to open.
We anticipate any future regulations that allow opening but with social distancing would be very difficult to manage safely and so, like Lazonby and Shap, we do not expect the pool to be open for general use this year.
For now the play area also has to remain closed, but we will keep this under review.
We will be keeping the guidelines under review in case it becomes possible to open the pool in a limited way.
We are going to take this period as an opportunity to press ahead with pool maintenance and completing the refurbishment project (especially the re-painting of the exterior walls) now that regulations on meeting outdoors have eased. Please note, we will be filling the pool later this summer to test the systems and to allow us to install a new chemical dosing system.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Dear pool user,
Due to government restrictions as a result of Covid-19, it is very unlikely that we will be able to open the swimming pool as planned in early May. This is a great shame as we are keen that you can all experience our new facilities and enjoy our wonderful pool.
For now, we are therefore not offering season tickets for 2020 on sale and also we are not taking bookings for the pool.
We will of course open the pool as soon as is practically possible. To keep updated please check this web site and also our Facebook page:
Take care and we sincerely hope that we will be able to welcome you to Greystoke Pool soon.
Chair, Greystoke and District Sports Association
New for 2020, Sunday 08 March , a superb undulating off road course amid the wonderful scenery on the Greystoke Castle Estate (not usually open to the public). A fully marked and marshalled route.
This is a fundraising event in aid of the pool refurbishment project.
Race HQ - Greystoke Village Hall where free parking, toilets, bag drop, changing facilities and light refreshments will be available.
Race Starts - 10.30am in front of the Castle.
Prizes for male and female major category winners. £12 entry.
Please enter online: https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=6680 . Limited Entry is available on the day.
We run a monthly prize draw, January to December for a one off fee of £15. This buys you a numbered ticket which is entered into 12 monthly draws plus a Christmas bonanza draw! So for your chance to win cash prizes (over £1300 given away in 2019) whilst knowing your donation helps the pool remain open join today!
To be included for 2020 contact Emma Nielsen on 017684 80557 or find us and comment on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/44466168220/
For those already in the 2019 , draw, no need to do anything, you will be contacted automatically.
Thank-you to all our lovely loyal supporters.