Club News Page (Last Updated 28th April 2013)
Designation as an EU Bathing Water Site
The Club was approached in 2010 by DEFRA to consider becoming designated as an EU Bathing Water site. At the time the committee decided not to apply for designation. The Executive Committee has now revisited this decision and has decided to apply for designation. If our application is successful we would probably be designated for the 2014 swimming season.
The aim of the EU Bathing Water directive is to protect public health and if we are designated the Environment Agency (EA) will have a duty to ensure that the water quality at the Lake meets the higher standards of the revised Bathing Water Directive that comes into force in 2015.
The key reason for apply for designation is that we will be able to work with the EA and call on their resources and expertise to ensure the highest water quality at the Lake. If we remain undesignated the EA can only offer us limited advice. Other bodies such as Wessex Water and Bristol City Council may also be able to allocate funds and resources to help us deal with any issues.
If you would like more information or have any comments please contact us via the Contacts page
Proposal to Extend the Swimming Area
At the AGM a member requested that the Committee consider extending the swimming area. A report on the feasibility of this has now been written and will be considered by the Committee in due course. Details of the proposed extention are given below:
Proposed extention to swimming area
- Existing swimming limit
- Proposed new swimming limit
- Proposed new fishing limit
- Existing gate to be removed
- New set of swimming steps to be installed
- Existing concrete angling swim to be replaced by new swim that can be used as a monitoring station. New swim will be designed to be in keeping with Lake.
- Existing path to be moved back by two metres to extend lawn area
- New sunbathing raft fixed to cliff with one set of steps on side – dimension 5m x 2m – construction similar to pontoon but with a lower freeboard
- New location for angling notice board, and hedge to separate angling and swimming areas
- Floating aquatic plant island and aerator to be moved down Lake
- Generally the new area will be kept as natural as possible
Proposal in context of Lake
Work on the sauna is progressing. We are just about to put in a planning application for the proposal shown above.
The next step will be to get a number of quotes for the construction of the sauna.
We hope to install the sauna in the autumn with a possible opening on New Years Day 2014.
Outline drawing of proposed suana
Winter Swimming Sessions
Breaking the ice - News Years Day 2002.
At the AGM a member suggested that we run swimming sessions throughout the winter. We need to find out if there is enough interest to make this feasible.
If you are interested in this please contact Alison (Club Administrator) via the Contact page.
Henleaze Swimming Club - 2012 Trustees Report and Statutory Financial Statement
The Club is pleased to present the Report of the Trustees and unaudited Financial Statements of the Club for the period ended 30 September 2012
Click on the links below to view online.
Printed copies will also be available at our AGM on the 6th December 2012.
If you have any comments or would like a printed copy, please email us
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If you have problems with these links, copies of the above documents can be obtained by emailing us.