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Royal Commonwealth Pool Closure again
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Geoff Pearson
2014-01-17 09:30:20 UTC
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The RCP is to be closed for 8 weeks to provide diving facilities for the
Glasgow Commonwealth Games:

"Reception have forwarded your email this morning regarding information on
the closure for the commonwealth games.

This is still being finalised so this is not concrete information. The dates
I have are that we will close from 22nd June 2013 - 15th August 2013. There
will be an email sent out to all of our members in February. This will
contain the information on what Edinburgh leisure is going to do for you
while the games are running i.e. other centres opening times, options on
freezing memberships, dates of closure etc.

I apologise that the information will take a while to be sent out. We are
working in conjunction with Glasgow games 2014 and Edinburgh council to get
these plans cemented and then get the information out to our members and
casual users.

I will speak with the centre manager today and update you on any dates or
times that she has in regards to this."

The recent tarting up of the Pool was in preparation for the Games but I
don't think that it was realised the closure would be for the whole of the
school holidays. This will be the third time the Games have disturbed life
in Edinburgh - the first two times cost us all a lot of cash as there was
insufficient funding. It is is no interest to Edinburgh - let's hope that
independence takes us out of the running permanently.
Richard Tobin
2014-01-17 10:20:13 UTC
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let's hope that
independence takes us out of the running permanently.
It would bring a lot more of the events that disrupt the life of
capitals of independent states.

-- Richard
August West
2014-01-17 10:35:39 UTC
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Post by Geoff Pearson
let's hope that
independence takes us out of the running permanently.
It would bring a lot more of the events that disrupt the life of
capitals of independent states.
But would that not all be restricted to the High Street & Cannongate,
which are just tourist ghetoes these days?
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charles
2014-01-17 10:40:15 UTC
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Post by Geoff Pearson
let's hope that
independence takes us out of the running permanently.
It would bring a lot more of the events that disrupt the life of
capitals of independent states.
But would that not all be restricted to the High Street & Cannongate,
which are just tourist ghetoes these days?
or even the Canongate - religious allusion - not military.
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August West
2014-01-17 10:45:51 UTC
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Post by August West
Post by Richard Tobin
Post by Geoff Pearson
let's hope that
independence takes us out of the running permanently.
It would bring a lot more of the events that disrupt the life of
capitals of independent states.
But would that not all be restricted to the High Street & Cannongate,
which are just tourist ghetoes these days?
or even the Canongate - religious allusion - not military.
Gah; yes, I know that, but my fingers bounced.
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charles
2014-01-17 11:07:35 UTC
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Post by August West
Post by charles
Post by August West
Post by Richard Tobin
Post by Geoff Pearson
let's hope that
independence takes us out of the running permanently.
It would bring a lot more of the events that disrupt the life of
capitals of independent states.
But would that not all be restricted to the High Street & Cannongate,
which are just tourist ghetoes these days?
or even the Canongate - religious allusion - not military.
Gah; yes, I know that, but my fingers bounced.
mine usually get crossed.
--
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Using a RISC OS computer running v5.18
Geoff Pearson
2014-01-23 06:17:45 UTC
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The RCP is to be closed for 8 weeks to provide diving facilities for the
"Reception have forwarded your email this morning regarding information on
the closure for the commonwealth games.
This is still being finalised so this is not concrete information. The
dates I have are that we will close from 22nd June 2013 - 15th August
2013. There will be an email sent out to all of our members in February.
This will contain the information on what Edinburgh leisure is going to do
for you while the games are running i.e. other centres opening times,
options on freezing memberships, dates of closure etc.
I apologise that the information will take a while to be sent out. We are
working in conjunction with Glasgow games 2014 and Edinburgh council to
get these plans cemented and then get the information out to our members
and casual users.
I will speak with the centre manager today and update you on any dates or
times that she has in regards to this."
The recent tarting up of the Pool was in preparation for the Games but I
don't think that it was realised the closure would be for the whole of the
school holidays. This will be the third time the Games have disturbed
life in Edinburgh - the first two times cost us all a lot of cash as there
was insufficient funding. It is is no interest to Edinburgh - let's hope
that independence takes us out of the running permanently.
A further message from the RCP:

"Our members will be receiving an email and information will be put up in
the centre on the 1st of May as to what is happening while the centre is
closed. This will include any other centre opening times that may be
changed to accommodate our club swimmers and early swim and gym customers.
It will also detail what is on offer in terms of changes to membership
payments. The date has been set as May 1st as I have said, therefor nothing
has been confirmed at this time so I wouldn't want to give you any
information just now on what has been suggested.

The reason the centre is closed for the 5 weeks previous and 2 weeks
afterwards is so the centre can be set up for the games. This will involve a
mass overhaul of the centre to set up for TV/lighting equipment, the rooms
are going to change in a big way from what we use them for. News rooms in
our studio's etc.

We have still to hear what exactly will occur in the 5 weeks prior to the
event. This may be included in the information you are sent at the start of
May. "
Geoff Pearson
2014-04-15 15:19:52 UTC
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Post by Geoff Pearson
The RCP is to be closed for 8 weeks to provide diving facilities for the
"Reception have forwarded your email this morning regarding information
on the closure for the commonwealth games.
This is still being finalised so this is not concrete information. The
dates I have are that we will close from 22nd June 2013 - 15th August
2013. There will be an email sent out to all of our members in February.
This will contain the information on what Edinburgh leisure is going to
do for you while the games are running i.e. other centres opening times,
options on freezing memberships, dates of closure etc.
I apologise that the information will take a while to be sent out. We are
working in conjunction with Glasgow games 2014 and Edinburgh council to
get these plans cemented and then get the information out to our members
and casual users.
I will speak with the centre manager today and update you on any dates or
times that she has in regards to this."
The recent tarting up of the Pool was in preparation for the Games but I
don't think that it was realised the closure would be for the whole of
the school holidays. This will be the third time the Games have
disturbed life in Edinburgh - the first two times cost us all a lot of
cash as there was insufficient funding. It is is no interest to
Edinburgh - let's hope that independence takes us out of the running
permanently.
"Our members will be receiving an email and information will be put up in
the centre on the 1st of May as to what is happening while the centre is
closed. This will include any other centre opening times that may be
changed to accommodate our club swimmers and early swim and gym customers.
It will also detail what is on offer in terms of changes to membership
payments. The date has been set as May 1st as I have said, therefor
nothing has been confirmed at this time so I wouldn't want to give you any
information just now on what has been suggested.
The reason the centre is closed for the 5 weeks previous and 2 weeks
afterwards is so the centre can be set up for the games. This will involve
a mass overhaul of the centre to set up for TV/lighting equipment, the
rooms are going to change in a big way from what we use them for. News
rooms in our studio's etc.
We have still to hear what exactly will occur in the 5 weeks prior to the
event. This may be included in the information you are sent at the start
of May. "
Now to be closed 21 June -15 August. Alternatives are Dalry, Gracemount and
Warrender. Members are to get 10% discount for the duration as compensation.
11 weeks preparing for 4 days of diving.
Geoff Pearson
2014-07-17 16:34:55 UTC
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Post by Geoff Pearson
The RCP is to be closed for 8 weeks to provide diving facilities for the
"Reception have forwarded your email this morning regarding information
on the closure for the commonwealth games.
This is still being finalised so this is not concrete information. The
dates I have are that we will close from 22nd June 2013 - 15th August
2013. There will be an email sent out to all of our members in February.
This will contain the information on what Edinburgh leisure is going to
do for you while the games are running i.e. other centres opening times,
options on freezing memberships, dates of closure etc.
I apologise that the information will take a while to be sent out. We
are working in conjunction with Glasgow games 2014 and Edinburgh council
to get these plans cemented and then get the information out to our
members and casual users.
I will speak with the centre manager today and update you on any dates
or times that she has in regards to this."
The recent tarting up of the Pool was in preparation for the Games but I
don't think that it was realised the closure would be for the whole of
the school holidays. This will be the third time the Games have
disturbed life in Edinburgh - the first two times cost us all a lot of
cash as there was insufficient funding. It is is no interest to
Edinburgh - let's hope that independence takes us out of the running
permanently.
"Our members will be receiving an email and information will be put up in
the centre on the 1st of May as to what is happening while the centre is
closed. This will include any other centre opening times that may be
changed to accommodate our club swimmers and early swim and gym
customers. It will also detail what is on offer in terms of changes to
membership payments. The date has been set as May 1st as I have said,
therefor nothing has been confirmed at this time so I wouldn't want to
give you any information just now on what has been suggested.
The reason the centre is closed for the 5 weeks previous and 2 weeks
afterwards is so the centre can be set up for the games. This will
involve a mass overhaul of the centre to set up for TV/lighting
equipment, the rooms are going to change in a big way from what we use
them for. News rooms in our studio's etc.
We have still to hear what exactly will occur in the 5 weeks prior to the
event. This may be included in the information you are sent at the start
of May. "
Now to be closed 21 June -15 August. Alternatives are Dalry, Gracemount
and Warrender. Members are to get 10% discount for the duration as
compensation. 11 weeks preparing for 4 days of diving.
And now Portobello is to close 28 July- 5 August and Gracemount to close a
bit too. These Games are not tuning out very friendly at all.

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