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FOI 8351

Swimming Pools

Request

1) How many swimming pools located in the Brentwood local authority area were available to the public at 1 April 2010 and of those how many were: a) 25m pools; b) 50m pools and c) other pools.

· Please indicate against each category how many were:

i. located in premises owned and operated by the local authority

ii. located in premises owned by the local authority but operated by a third party

iii. located in premises not owned or operated by the local authority

iv. Located in a school premises and whether the school is state run, academy or any other status.

2) What changes have been made to public swimming pool provision since 1 April 2010 including the opening of new facilities, the closure of facilities or alterations to opening times?

3) What were the fees, charges including membership fees for each category of user including for clubs and schools on 1 April 2010 and 1 April 2013 for each pool?

4) What was the expenditure in your local authority for running and maintaining swimming pools in the financial year 2010/11 and what is the budget, for the financial year 2013/14?

5) What income was generated from fees, charges including membership fees in the financial year 2010/11 and what is the budgeted income for the financial year 2013/14?

Response

1) How many swimming pools located in the Brentwood local authority area were available to the public at 1 April 2010 and of those how many were: a) 25m pools; b) 50m pools and c) other pools.

• Please indicate against each category how many were:

i. located in premises owned and operated by the local authority - None

ii. located in premises owned by the local authority but operated by a third party – One – Brentwood Leisure Trust. All the information relating to their swimming pool is available on their website and is reported to the Charities Commission. Some information is also attached.

iii. located in premises not owned or operated by the local authority – Please contact those organisations directly as Brentwood Borough Council does not hold that information

iv. Located in a school premises and whether the school is state run, academy or any other status. – Please contact Essex County Council as they manage the schools across Essex include those in the Brentwood area.

2) What changes have been made to public swimming pool provision since 1 April 2010 including the opening of new facilities, the closure of facilities or alterations to opening times? See 1 – ii above

3) What were the fees, charges including membership fees for each category of user including for clubs and schools on 1 April 2010 and 1 April 2013 for each pool? See 1 – ii above

4) What was the expenditure in your local authority for running and maintaining swimming pools in the financial year 2010/11 and what is the budget, for the financial year 2013/14? n/a

5) What income was generated from fees, charges including membership fees in the financial year 2010/11 and what is the budgeted income for the financial year 2013/14? n/a