The South's £400m Olympic Legacy

ACTIVE: Children at a sports club at Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh

ACTIVE: Children at a sports club at Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

We have seen amazing feats of physical strength, endurance and spirit.

Whether it was Mo Farah’s incredible sprint for the line in the 5,000 metres or Britain’s cycling team smashing world record after world record, our national pride is certainly soaring.

But it seems Hampshire’s economy could soon be reaching the same great heights, with the Olympics set to bring £400m to the region in the next four years.

The huge economic boost comes as the Daily Echo launches its Spirit of 2012 campaign, encouraging people to be inspired by the successes of the sporting event.

And our investigation into the impact of the Games reveals that leisure centres and sports clubs in the county are already seeing a massive rise in Olympic-related business .

Leisure centres in the New Forest have had a record month for membership uptake, with an increase of 8.5 per cent compared to July |last year.

• Swimming pools in Southampton are seeing between six and seven per cent more people attending than at the same time last year.

• Fleming Park Leisure Centre in Eastleigh has achieved 168 per cent of its membership sales target for the month.

Bitterne Park Leisure Centre has signed up more than 200 people in the last month, which is the best monthly result for around two years.

• River Park in Winchester signed up 131 per cent of their target for sales for the month.

Fareham Leisure Centre has seen ten per cent more people at its exercise classes and is reaching capacity in the swimming pool on a daily basis.

The incredible surge in Hampshire residents getting active has been put down to the dozens of new British sporting legends created at the Olympics.

Hundreds cheered gold medallist Dani King on her homecoming to Hamble this week – with the cycling star saying she would be happy if just one person was inspired to take up sport because of her success.

But the research reveals that plenty more have been spurred on to get fit since Britain won 29 Olympic gold medals - and leisure centres are seeing a huge impact from the Games.

Jo Parker, manager of Fleming Park Leisure Centre, said: “We have sold more memberships than we have ever sold in a month, when normally we struggle to get to our sales target.

“We have also had a staggering amount of people coming in for swimming - our free swimming sessions for under-12s have been packed.

“We're trying to push our customers in the group exercise classes - telling them: 'We're not going for bronze, we're going for gold.' It's been brilliant.”

Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne said he welcomed the surge in uptake of sports activities.

He said: “This upswing in interest after the Olympics is fantastic, and is a real testament to the dedication and success of our Olympic athletes, like Hamble's very own Dani King, who have inspired people from all generations to get out there and be involved in sport.”

Fareham Leisure Centre said it had seen a noticeable increase in children taking up new sports.

Centre manager Ian Cook said: “Families and children in particular are being more active.

“We've had 200 more kids attending our summer holiday play scheme this year, and they've all been keen to try out new Olympic sports and emulate the success of their Olympic heroes.

“Swimming lessons are also proving even more popular than usual, with 50 per cent more kids signed up than last year.”

But the financial boost is not only going to be for sports clubs and businesses, according to economic experts.

Accountants at James Cowper have calculated that the region will get a £400m share of the nation's estimated £13billion Olympic economic legacy.

They say the figure is based on the expected benefits amassed from export orders, inward investments and an upsurge in tourism.

And they say the final figure may even exceed their estimates.

Business services partner Mike Farwell said: “The overall figure could be even higher if you also take into account the much discussed feelgood factor and new impetus for volunteering.

“The Games have been an enormously successful UK marketing campaign, and my advice to businesses is to take confidence from this and urgently consider how they can harness the Olympic momentum.”

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10:55am Sun 19 Aug 12

loosehead says...

Yet Southampton City Council are closing Oaklands swimming pool?
Yet Southampton City Council are closing Oaklands swimming pool? loosehead
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11:10am Sun 19 Aug 12

southy says...

Well be at the council meeting in Sept and lobby the council over the closure of the pool.
Well be at the council meeting in Sept and lobby the council over the closure of the pool. southy
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11:54am Sun 19 Aug 12

keepontriking says...

And the roads are becoming more and more dangerous for cyclists as HCC fails to fund adequate infrastructure.
And the roads are becoming more and more dangerous for cyclists as HCC fails to fund adequate infrastructure. keepontriking
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1:30pm Sun 19 Aug 12

Huffter says...

keepontriking wrote:
And the roads are becoming more and more dangerous for cyclists as HCC fails to fund adequate infrastructure.
Roads are not generally dangerous - it's the cyclists and cars that cause the problems.
[quote][p][bold]keepontriking[/bold] wrote: And the roads are becoming more and more dangerous for cyclists as HCC fails to fund adequate infrastructure.[/p][/quote]Roads are not generally dangerous - it's the cyclists and cars that cause the problems. Huffter
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2:00pm Sun 19 Aug 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

Huffter wrote:
keepontriking wrote:
And the roads are becoming more and more dangerous for cyclists as HCC fails to fund adequate infrastructure.
Roads are not generally dangerous - it's the cyclists and cars that cause the problems.
"It's the minority of cyclists and motorists that cause the problems." Thought I'd help by correcting you.
[quote][p][bold]Huffter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keepontriking[/bold] wrote: And the roads are becoming more and more dangerous for cyclists as HCC fails to fund adequate infrastructure.[/p][/quote]Roads are not generally dangerous - it's the cyclists and cars that cause the problems.[/p][/quote]"It's the minority of cyclists and motorists that cause the problems." Thought I'd help by correcting you. Ginger_cyclist
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3:07pm Sun 19 Aug 12

freemantlegirl2 says...

loosehead wrote:
Yet Southampton City Council are closing Oaklands swimming pool?
and shock there's NO other pools in Soton is there? by all means lobby to keep it open but it's in bad repair and the council subsidy was planned to be stopped long before this council got into power which is why Active Nation didn't take it over, it wasn't viable!!

Red Lodge went the same way but the residents managed to save it and it's now ok but needs a further injection of cash....

What happened to you agreeing with cuts Loosehead? Ok when the Tories are doing it eh? lol you can be sure they would have closed this pool too, it was on the cards and had been recommended already..... FIA request should get you that info
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Yet Southampton City Council are closing Oaklands swimming pool?[/p][/quote]and shock there's NO other pools in Soton is there? by all means lobby to keep it open but it's in bad repair and the council subsidy was planned to be stopped long before this council got into power which is why Active Nation didn't take it over, it wasn't viable!! Red Lodge went the same way but the residents managed to save it and it's now ok but needs a further injection of cash.... What happened to you agreeing with cuts Loosehead? Ok when the Tories are doing it eh? lol you can be sure they would have closed this pool too, it was on the cards and had been recommended already..... FIA request should get you that info freemantlegirl2
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3:42pm Sun 19 Aug 12

Paramjit Bahia says...

If Swimming pools in Southampton are seeing between six and seven per cent more people attending than at the same time last year. Then it has got to be a matter of super mega lunacy that Dear Leader led NuLabourites are trying to not only close Oaklands Swimming Pool, but are also trying to victimise two councillors who dared to defy North Korean style tyranny of their colleagues who behave like poodles in a very large collection of their Dear Leader.

Bunch of hypocrites and closet Cons are filling their pockets by creating more and more glorified posts for themselves while rather than creating a sporting legacy after successful Olympic Games they are busy screwing up our sporting facilities in Southampton.

Rather than improving upon what we from old Labour created these parasites of Labour and Trade Union Movement are destroying what even managed to survive most brutal Tory cuts of Thatcher’s brats under Clllr. Smith.

NuLabour's total shameful shambles are likely to be their legacy in Southampton.
If Swimming pools in Southampton are seeing between six and seven per cent more people attending than at the same time last year. Then it has got to be a matter of super mega lunacy that Dear Leader led NuLabourites are trying to not only close Oaklands Swimming Pool, but are also trying to victimise two councillors who dared to defy North Korean style tyranny of their colleagues who behave like poodles in a very large collection of their Dear Leader. Bunch of hypocrites and closet Cons are filling their pockets by creating more and more glorified posts for themselves while rather than creating a sporting legacy after successful Olympic Games they are busy screwing up our sporting facilities in Southampton. Rather than improving upon what we from old Labour created these parasites of Labour and Trade Union Movement are destroying what even managed to survive most brutal Tory cuts of Thatcher’s brats under Clllr. Smith. NuLabour's total shameful shambles are likely to be their legacy in Southampton. Paramjit Bahia
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3:59pm Sun 19 Aug 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
If Swimming pools in Southampton are seeing between six and seven per cent more people attending than at the same time last year. Then it has got to be a matter of super mega lunacy that Dear Leader led NuLabourites are trying to not only close Oaklands Swimming Pool, but are also trying to victimise two councillors who dared to defy North Korean style tyranny of their colleagues who behave like poodles in a very large collection of their Dear Leader.

Bunch of hypocrites and closet Cons are filling their pockets by creating more and more glorified posts for themselves while rather than creating a sporting legacy after successful Olympic Games they are busy screwing up our sporting facilities in Southampton.

Rather than improving upon what we from old Labour created these parasites of Labour and Trade Union Movement are destroying what even managed to survive most brutal Tory cuts of Thatcher’s brats under Clllr. Smith.

NuLabour's total shameful shambles are likely to be their legacy in Southampton.
Next it will be pool lifeguards and leisure center staff going on strike because of it, last time it was librarians and bin men going on strike due to cuts and closures, you really know something is wrong with the world when those groups of employees go on strike, sort it out Soton City Council.
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: If Swimming pools in Southampton are seeing between six and seven per cent more people attending than at the same time last year. Then it has got to be a matter of super mega lunacy that Dear Leader led NuLabourites are trying to not only close Oaklands Swimming Pool, but are also trying to victimise two councillors who dared to defy North Korean style tyranny of their colleagues who behave like poodles in a very large collection of their Dear Leader. Bunch of hypocrites and closet Cons are filling their pockets by creating more and more glorified posts for themselves while rather than creating a sporting legacy after successful Olympic Games they are busy screwing up our sporting facilities in Southampton. Rather than improving upon what we from old Labour created these parasites of Labour and Trade Union Movement are destroying what even managed to survive most brutal Tory cuts of Thatcher’s brats under Clllr. Smith. NuLabour's total shameful shambles are likely to be their legacy in Southampton.[/p][/quote]Next it will be pool lifeguards and leisure center staff going on strike because of it, last time it was librarians and bin men going on strike due to cuts and closures, you really know something is wrong with the world when those groups of employees go on strike, sort it out Soton City Council. Ginger_cyclist
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4:10pm Sun 19 Aug 12

Paramjit Bahia says...

freemantlegirl2 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Yet Southampton City Council are closing Oaklands swimming pool?
and shock there's NO other pools in Soton is there? by all means lobby to keep it open but it's in bad repair and the council subsidy was planned to be stopped long before this council got into power which is why Active Nation didn't take it over, it wasn't viable!!

Red Lodge went the same way but the residents managed to save it and it's now ok but needs a further injection of cash....

What happened to you agreeing with cuts Loosehead? Ok when the Tories are doing it eh? lol you can be sure they would have closed this pool too, it was on the cards and had been recommended already..... FIA request should get you that info
FMG2, Please be assured that I am not saying this because I have no sympathy with people who use other services, like some closer to you about whom you have mentioned on this site in the past do, I am only trying to illustrate a valid point.

Would you still be justifying cuts on the basis of loss and profits if the cuts in services for disabled and some other vulnerable groups are proposed?

Please do not let your friendship with well placed people in NuLabour and loyalty to a party that has betrayed most of its values on which it was based, cloud your commitment to welfare of the society at large. Because if this ruthless lot gets away with closing Oaklands today it won’t be long before they go after services you may be using.

Only way to force these arrogant members of NuLabour Group from cutting services is to stand united against cuts, Oaklands should be saved as first and most important line of defence against unnecessary cuts.

Please accept my apology if I may have touched some sensitive toes, because I was merely trying to make a point. I request you to keep sticking with your progressive thinking rather than altering your usual intelligent views for the sake of loyalty to self serving councillors of your favourite party. Otherwise people like you could unwittingly end up in makeing same old Tories respectable once again.

Kind regards.
[quote][p][bold]freemantlegirl2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Yet Southampton City Council are closing Oaklands swimming pool?[/p][/quote]and shock there's NO other pools in Soton is there? by all means lobby to keep it open but it's in bad repair and the council subsidy was planned to be stopped long before this council got into power which is why Active Nation didn't take it over, it wasn't viable!! Red Lodge went the same way but the residents managed to save it and it's now ok but needs a further injection of cash.... What happened to you agreeing with cuts Loosehead? Ok when the Tories are doing it eh? lol you can be sure they would have closed this pool too, it was on the cards and had been recommended already..... FIA request should get you that info[/p][/quote]FMG2, Please be assured that I am not saying this because I have no sympathy with people who use other services, like some closer to you about whom you have mentioned on this site in the past do, I am only trying to illustrate a valid point. Would you still be justifying cuts on the basis of loss and profits if the cuts in services for disabled and some other vulnerable groups are proposed? Please do not let your friendship with well placed people in NuLabour and loyalty to a party that has betrayed most of its values on which it was based, cloud your commitment to welfare of the society at large. Because if this ruthless lot gets away with closing Oaklands today it won’t be long before they go after services you may be using. Only way to force these arrogant members of NuLabour Group from cutting services is to stand united against cuts, Oaklands should be saved as first and most important line of defence against unnecessary cuts. Please accept my apology if I may have touched some sensitive toes, because I was merely trying to make a point. I request you to keep sticking with your progressive thinking rather than altering your usual intelligent views for the sake of loyalty to self serving councillors of your favourite party. Otherwise people like you could unwittingly end up in makeing same old Tories respectable once again. Kind regards. Paramjit Bahia
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5:51pm Sun 19 Aug 12

lordshill loyal says...

freemantle the repairs are not as bad as the council are making out.spicer williams and that smug warwick payne should hang there heads in shame .olympic legacy my a***.the master plan has been signed sealed and delivered already.even if i came in with 500k to fix and run the place the north korean leaders at the civic still wouldnt be interested.they have sold the people of lordshill down the river.SPICER ,WILLIAMS WHITEHEAD AND THAT SMUG B****** PAYNE YOU ARE A DISGRACE.SAVE OAKLANDS SWIMMING POOL
freemantle the repairs are not as bad as the council are making out.spicer williams and that smug warwick payne should hang there heads in shame .olympic legacy my a***.the master plan has been signed sealed and delivered already.even if i came in with 500k to fix and run the place the north korean leaders at the civic still wouldnt be interested.they have sold the people of lordshill down the river.SPICER ,WILLIAMS WHITEHEAD AND THAT SMUG B****** PAYNE YOU ARE A DISGRACE.SAVE OAKLANDS SWIMMING POOL lordshill loyal
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6:28pm Sun 19 Aug 12

loosehead says...

freemantlegirl2 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Yet Southampton City Council are closing Oaklands swimming pool?
and shock there's NO other pools in Soton is there? by all means lobby to keep it open but it's in bad repair and the council subsidy was planned to be stopped long before this council got into power which is why Active Nation didn't take it over, it wasn't viable!!

Red Lodge went the same way but the residents managed to save it and it's now ok but needs a further injection of cash....

What happened to you agreeing with cuts Loosehead? Ok when the Tories are doing it eh? lol you can be sure they would have closed this pool too, it was on the cards and had been recommended already..... FIA request should get you that info
freemantle girl. Labour promised the tenants of Erskine court that if they get in they would stop it closing but are closing it.
Oaklands was already in the middle of repairs & the Tories had it in their manifesto that if it had to go in the Lordshill Master Plan a brand new one would be built.
I have put forward ideas on how they could make this facility self financing
by using the gym as a smaller gym & fitness centre plus use the theatre & put in a small cafe/restaurant.
David LLoyds is far too expensive for many locals so this type of facility priced at the right level would attract a lot of customers.
Exactly where have I advocated cuts to services?
When/what services were the tories cutting?
Labour scared people up here that the Tories would shut the pool but that was lies.
To then say they were shutting it to save money to restore pay was proof of the lies they've given to the residents of Lordshill & Coxford.
Ian Woodland/ Ant Smoking knows exactly how much the Labour Party has lied but comes on here insulting any one who points it out
[quote][p][bold]freemantlegirl2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Yet Southampton City Council are closing Oaklands swimming pool?[/p][/quote]and shock there's NO other pools in Soton is there? by all means lobby to keep it open but it's in bad repair and the council subsidy was planned to be stopped long before this council got into power which is why Active Nation didn't take it over, it wasn't viable!! Red Lodge went the same way but the residents managed to save it and it's now ok but needs a further injection of cash.... What happened to you agreeing with cuts Loosehead? Ok when the Tories are doing it eh? lol you can be sure they would have closed this pool too, it was on the cards and had been recommended already..... FIA request should get you that info[/p][/quote]freemantle girl. Labour promised the tenants of Erskine court that if they get in they would stop it closing but are closing it. Oaklands was already in the middle of repairs & the Tories had it in their manifesto that if it had to go in the Lordshill Master Plan a brand new one would be built. I have put forward ideas on how they could make this facility self financing by using the gym as a smaller gym & fitness centre plus use the theatre & put in a small cafe/restaurant. David LLoyds is far too expensive for many locals so this type of facility priced at the right level would attract a lot of customers. Exactly where have I advocated cuts to services? When/what services were the tories cutting? Labour scared people up here that the Tories would shut the pool but that was lies. To then say they were shutting it to save money to restore pay was proof of the lies they've given to the residents of Lordshill & Coxford. Ian Woodland/ Ant Smoking knows exactly how much the Labour Party has lied but comes on here insulting any one who points it out loosehead
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8:10pm Sun 19 Aug 12

Lone Ranger. says...

lordshill loyal wrote:
freemantle the repairs are not as bad as the council are making out.spicer williams and that smug warwick payne should hang there heads in shame .olympic legacy my a***.the master plan has been signed sealed and delivered already.even if i came in with 500k to fix and run the place the north korean leaders at the civic still wouldnt be interested.they have sold the people of lordshill down the river.SPICER ,WILLIAMS WHITEHEAD AND THAT SMUG B****** PAYNE YOU ARE A DISGRACE.SAVE OAKLANDS SWIMMING POOL
Lordshill loudmouth ... who shouts his big mouth off at public meetings and offers nothing but abuse...
.
Doesnt anything to help others just mouths off.
.
[quote][p][bold]lordshill loyal[/bold] wrote: freemantle the repairs are not as bad as the council are making out.spicer williams and that smug warwick payne should hang there heads in shame .olympic legacy my a***.the master plan has been signed sealed and delivered already.even if i came in with 500k to fix and run the place the north korean leaders at the civic still wouldnt be interested.they have sold the people of lordshill down the river.SPICER ,WILLIAMS WHITEHEAD AND THAT SMUG B****** PAYNE YOU ARE A DISGRACE.SAVE OAKLANDS SWIMMING POOL[/p][/quote]Lordshill loudmouth ... who shouts his big mouth off at public meetings and offers nothing but abuse... . Doesnt anything to help others just mouths off. . Lone Ranger.
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9:25pm Sun 19 Aug 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

On a side note related to the topic, does anyone know of any cycling clubs in the locality of the Bitterne ward of Southampton? If not then one within the city would do.
On a side note related to the topic, does anyone know of any cycling clubs in the locality of the Bitterne ward of Southampton? If not then one within the city would do. Ginger_cyclist
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9:29am Mon 20 Aug 12

userds5050 says...

freemantlegirl2 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Yet Southampton City Council are closing Oaklands swimming pool?
and shock there's NO other pools in Soton is there? by all means lobby to keep it open but it's in bad repair and the council subsidy was planned to be stopped long before this council got into power which is why Active Nation didn't take it over, it wasn't viable!!

Red Lodge went the same way but the residents managed to save it and it's now ok but needs a further injection of cash....

What happened to you agreeing with cuts Loosehead? Ok when the Tories are doing it eh? lol you can be sure they would have closed this pool too, it was on the cards and had been recommended already..... FIA request should get you that info
Yeah, but don't talk about an Olympic legacy while shutting down swimming pools. The Olympics legacy is just three weeks of sport with over half of our medalists public school educated. The reality is shut swimming pools, school fields sold off and sports clubs losing their funding.
[quote][p][bold]freemantlegirl2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Yet Southampton City Council are closing Oaklands swimming pool?[/p][/quote]and shock there's NO other pools in Soton is there? by all means lobby to keep it open but it's in bad repair and the council subsidy was planned to be stopped long before this council got into power which is why Active Nation didn't take it over, it wasn't viable!! Red Lodge went the same way but the residents managed to save it and it's now ok but needs a further injection of cash.... What happened to you agreeing with cuts Loosehead? Ok when the Tories are doing it eh? lol you can be sure they would have closed this pool too, it was on the cards and had been recommended already..... FIA request should get you that info[/p][/quote]Yeah, but don't talk about an Olympic legacy while shutting down swimming pools. The Olympics legacy is just three weeks of sport with over half of our medalists public school educated. The reality is shut swimming pools, school fields sold off and sports clubs losing their funding. userds5050
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9:50am Mon 20 Aug 12

dave1958 says...

loosehead wrote:
freemantlegirl2 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Yet Southampton City Council are closing Oaklands swimming pool?
and shock there's NO other pools in Soton is there? by all means lobby to keep it open but it's in bad repair and the council subsidy was planned to be stopped long before this council got into power which is why Active Nation didn't take it over, it wasn't viable!!

Red Lodge went the same way but the residents managed to save it and it's now ok but needs a further injection of cash....

What happened to you agreeing with cuts Loosehead? Ok when the Tories are doing it eh? lol you can be sure they would have closed this pool too, it was on the cards and had been recommended already..... FIA request should get you that info
freemantle girl. Labour promised the tenants of Erskine court that if they get in they would stop it closing but are closing it.
Oaklands was already in the middle of repairs & the Tories had it in their manifesto that if it had to go in the Lordshill Master Plan a brand new one would be built.
I have put forward ideas on how they could make this facility self financing
by using the gym as a smaller gym & fitness centre plus use the theatre & put in a small cafe/restaurant.
David LLoyds is far too expensive for many locals so this type of facility priced at the right level would attract a lot of customers.
Exactly where have I advocated cuts to services?
When/what services were the tories cutting?
Labour scared people up here that the Tories would shut the pool but that was lies.
To then say they were shutting it to save money to restore pay was proof of the lies they've given to the residents of Lordshill & Coxford.
Ian Woodland/ Ant Smoking knows exactly how much the Labour Party has lied but comes on here insulting any one who points it out
Loosehead you should change your name to loose cannon. Get your facts right, or contact Jeremy Moulton, or Brian Parnell before you spout off on things.

Erskine Court IS NOT CLOSING, I repeat Erskine Court IS NOT CLOSING.
The residents there are safe and the whole building is going to be refurbished with extra flats being put on the site.

So can I suggest that as I said you check with Jeremy Moulton, or Brian Parnell, before you post things that are misleading, inaccurate and are not the truth.

In all your posting your very good at making fun of Labour when in control of City Council, but remember it goes two ways, and perhaps you should start going to your conservative association meetings that way you will find out from your four Test Conservative councillors what is going on, rather than you make it up as you go along, with all your thatcherite venom.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freemantlegirl2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Yet Southampton City Council are closing Oaklands swimming pool?[/p][/quote]and shock there's NO other pools in Soton is there? by all means lobby to keep it open but it's in bad repair and the council subsidy was planned to be stopped long before this council got into power which is why Active Nation didn't take it over, it wasn't viable!! Red Lodge went the same way but the residents managed to save it and it's now ok but needs a further injection of cash.... What happened to you agreeing with cuts Loosehead? Ok when the Tories are doing it eh? lol you can be sure they would have closed this pool too, it was on the cards and had been recommended already..... FIA request should get you that info[/p][/quote]freemantle girl. Labour promised the tenants of Erskine court that if they get in they would stop it closing but are closing it. Oaklands was already in the middle of repairs & the Tories had it in their manifesto that if it had to go in the Lordshill Master Plan a brand new one would be built. I have put forward ideas on how they could make this facility self financing by using the gym as a smaller gym & fitness centre plus use the theatre & put in a small cafe/restaurant. David LLoyds is far too expensive for many locals so this type of facility priced at the right level would attract a lot of customers. Exactly where have I advocated cuts to services? When/what services were the tories cutting? Labour scared people up here that the Tories would shut the pool but that was lies. To then say they were shutting it to save money to restore pay was proof of the lies they've given to the residents of Lordshill & Coxford. Ian Woodland/ Ant Smoking knows exactly how much the Labour Party has lied but comes on here insulting any one who points it out[/p][/quote]Loosehead you should change your name to loose cannon. Get your facts right, or contact Jeremy Moulton, or Brian Parnell before you spout off on things. Erskine Court IS NOT CLOSING, I repeat Erskine Court IS NOT CLOSING. The residents there are safe and the whole building is going to be refurbished with extra flats being put on the site. So can I suggest that as I said you check with Jeremy Moulton, or Brian Parnell, before you post things that are misleading, inaccurate and are not the truth. In all your posting your very good at making fun of Labour when in control of City Council, but remember it goes two ways, and perhaps you should start going to your conservative association meetings that way you will find out from your four Test Conservative councillors what is going on, rather than you make it up as you go along, with all your thatcherite venom. dave1958
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10:30am Mon 20 Aug 12

Paramjit Bahia says...

dave1958 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
freemantlegirl2 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Yet Southampton City Council are closing Oaklands swimming pool?
and shock there's NO other pools in Soton is there? by all means lobby to keep it open but it's in bad repair and the council subsidy was planned to be stopped long before this council got into power which is why Active Nation didn't take it over, it wasn't viable!!

Red Lodge went the same way but the residents managed to save it and it's now ok but needs a further injection of cash....

What happened to you agreeing with cuts Loosehead? Ok when the Tories are doing it eh? lol you can be sure they would have closed this pool too, it was on the cards and had been recommended already..... FIA request should get you that info
freemantle girl. Labour promised the tenants of Erskine court that if they get in they would stop it closing but are closing it.
Oaklands was already in the middle of repairs & the Tories had it in their manifesto that if it had to go in the Lordshill Master Plan a brand new one would be built.
I have put forward ideas on how they could make this facility self financing
by using the gym as a smaller gym & fitness centre plus use the theatre & put in a small cafe/restaurant.
David LLoyds is far too expensive for many locals so this type of facility priced at the right level would attract a lot of customers.
Exactly where have I advocated cuts to services?
When/what services were the tories cutting?
Labour scared people up here that the Tories would shut the pool but that was lies.
To then say they were shutting it to save money to restore pay was proof of the lies they've given to the residents of Lordshill & Coxford.
Ian Woodland/ Ant Smoking knows exactly how much the Labour Party has lied but comes on here insulting any one who points it out
Loosehead you should change your name to loose cannon. Get your facts right, or contact Jeremy Moulton, or Brian Parnell before you spout off on things.

Erskine Court IS NOT CLOSING, I repeat Erskine Court IS NOT CLOSING.
The residents there are safe and the whole building is going to be refurbished with extra flats being put on the site.

So can I suggest that as I said you check with Jeremy Moulton, or Brian Parnell, before you post things that are misleading, inaccurate and are not the truth.

In all your posting your very good at making fun of Labour when in control of City Council, but remember it goes two ways, and perhaps you should start going to your conservative association meetings that way you will find out from your four Test Conservative councillors what is going on, rather than you make it up as you go along, with all your thatcherite venom.
Dave, Many thanks for correcting Tory lie. Scaremongering to attract support, typical Bush trick, of Tories could have caused lot of distress to people from Erskin Court.

It may be a good idea if NuLabour now start demanding from Tories in Council, which one of them is responsible for feeding false information to their over active supporters i.e. pay back time for what happened at the last meeting.

OR Loosehead should now explain basis of his information.

Strangely other day same person was moaning because people from left had latched on to his past as landlord of DHSS claimants. Perhaps expecting someone who according to his own comments wanted to be a Tory candidate to tell the truth is unrealistic day dreaming...
[quote][p][bold]dave1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freemantlegirl2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Yet Southampton City Council are closing Oaklands swimming pool?[/p][/quote]and shock there's NO other pools in Soton is there? by all means lobby to keep it open but it's in bad repair and the council subsidy was planned to be stopped long before this council got into power which is why Active Nation didn't take it over, it wasn't viable!! Red Lodge went the same way but the residents managed to save it and it's now ok but needs a further injection of cash.... What happened to you agreeing with cuts Loosehead? Ok when the Tories are doing it eh? lol you can be sure they would have closed this pool too, it was on the cards and had been recommended already..... FIA request should get you that info[/p][/quote]freemantle girl. Labour promised the tenants of Erskine court that if they get in they would stop it closing but are closing it. Oaklands was already in the middle of repairs & the Tories had it in their manifesto that if it had to go in the Lordshill Master Plan a brand new one would be built. I have put forward ideas on how they could make this facility self financing by using the gym as a smaller gym & fitness centre plus use the theatre & put in a small cafe/restaurant. David LLoyds is far too expensive for many locals so this type of facility priced at the right level would attract a lot of customers. Exactly where have I advocated cuts to services? When/what services were the tories cutting? Labour scared people up here that the Tories would shut the pool but that was lies. To then say they were shutting it to save money to restore pay was proof of the lies they've given to the residents of Lordshill & Coxford. Ian Woodland/ Ant Smoking knows exactly how much the Labour Party has lied but comes on here insulting any one who points it out[/p][/quote]Loosehead you should change your name to loose cannon. Get your facts right, or contact Jeremy Moulton, or Brian Parnell before you spout off on things. Erskine Court IS NOT CLOSING, I repeat Erskine Court IS NOT CLOSING. The residents there are safe and the whole building is going to be refurbished with extra flats being put on the site. So can I suggest that as I said you check with Jeremy Moulton, or Brian Parnell, before you post things that are misleading, inaccurate and are not the truth. In all your posting your very good at making fun of Labour when in control of City Council, but remember it goes two ways, and perhaps you should start going to your conservative association meetings that way you will find out from your four Test Conservative councillors what is going on, rather than you make it up as you go along, with all your thatcherite venom.[/p][/quote]Dave, Many thanks for correcting Tory lie. Scaremongering to attract support, typical Bush trick, of Tories could have caused lot of distress to people from Erskin Court. It may be a good idea if NuLabour now start demanding from Tories in Council, which one of them is responsible for feeding false information to their over active supporters i.e. pay back time for what happened at the last meeting. OR Loosehead should now explain basis of his information. Strangely other day same person was moaning because people from left had latched on to his past as landlord of DHSS claimants. Perhaps expecting someone who according to his own comments wanted to be a Tory candidate to tell the truth is unrealistic day dreaming... Paramjit Bahia
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1:48pm Mon 20 Aug 12

bernard7 says...

Ginger cyclist look up sotonia, most local cycling club i know of
Ginger cyclist look up sotonia, most local cycling club i know of bernard7
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8:13pm Mon 20 Aug 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

bernard7 wrote:
Ginger cyclist look up sotonia, most local cycling club i know of
Thank you bernard.
[quote][p][bold]bernard7[/bold] wrote: Ginger cyclist look up sotonia, most local cycling club i know of[/p][/quote]Thank you bernard. Ginger_cyclist
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11:06am Tue 21 Aug 12

loosehead says...

dave1958 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
freemantlegirl2 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Yet Southampton City Council are closing Oaklands swimming pool?
and shock there's NO other pools in Soton is there? by all means lobby to keep it open but it's in bad repair and the council subsidy was planned to be stopped long before this council got into power which is why Active Nation didn't take it over, it wasn't viable!!

Red Lodge went the same way but the residents managed to save it and it's now ok but needs a further injection of cash....

What happened to you agreeing with cuts Loosehead? Ok when the Tories are doing it eh? lol you can be sure they would have closed this pool too, it was on the cards and had been recommended already..... FIA request should get you that info
freemantle girl. Labour promised the tenants of Erskine court that if they get in they would stop it closing but are closing it.
Oaklands was already in the middle of repairs & the Tories had it in their manifesto that if it had to go in the Lordshill Master Plan a brand new one would be built.
I have put forward ideas on how they could make this facility self financing
by using the gym as a smaller gym & fitness centre plus use the theatre & put in a small cafe/restaurant.
David LLoyds is far too expensive for many locals so this type of facility priced at the right level would attract a lot of customers.
Exactly where have I advocated cuts to services?
When/what services were the tories cutting?
Labour scared people up here that the Tories would shut the pool but that was lies.
To then say they were shutting it to save money to restore pay was proof of the lies they've given to the residents of Lordshill & Coxford.
Ian Woodland/ Ant Smoking knows exactly how much the Labour Party has lied but comes on here insulting any one who points it out
Loosehead you should change your name to loose cannon. Get your facts right, or contact Jeremy Moulton, or Brian Parnell before you spout off on things.

Erskine Court IS NOT CLOSING, I repeat Erskine Court IS NOT CLOSING.
The residents there are safe and the whole building is going to be refurbished with extra flats being put on the site.

So can I suggest that as I said you check with Jeremy Moulton, or Brian Parnell, before you post things that are misleading, inaccurate and are not the truth.

In all your posting your very good at making fun of Labour when in control of City Council, but remember it goes two ways, and perhaps you should start going to your conservative association meetings that way you will find out from your four Test Conservative councillors what is going on, rather than you make it up as you go along, with all your thatcherite venom.
So why was it stated by Warwick -Payne that it was shutting?
Dave I can only repeat what a worried tenant saw & heard at a meeting with Warwick Don & Keith.
Are you saying she was wrong & is lying
[quote][p][bold]dave1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freemantlegirl2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Yet Southampton City Council are closing Oaklands swimming pool?[/p][/quote]and shock there's NO other pools in Soton is there? by all means lobby to keep it open but it's in bad repair and the council subsidy was planned to be stopped long before this council got into power which is why Active Nation didn't take it over, it wasn't viable!! Red Lodge went the same way but the residents managed to save it and it's now ok but needs a further injection of cash.... What happened to you agreeing with cuts Loosehead? Ok when the Tories are doing it eh? lol you can be sure they would have closed this pool too, it was on the cards and had been recommended already..... FIA request should get you that info[/p][/quote]freemantle girl. Labour promised the tenants of Erskine court that if they get in they would stop it closing but are closing it. Oaklands was already in the middle of repairs & the Tories had it in their manifesto that if it had to go in the Lordshill Master Plan a brand new one would be built. I have put forward ideas on how they could make this facility self financing by using the gym as a smaller gym & fitness centre plus use the theatre & put in a small cafe/restaurant. David LLoyds is far too expensive for many locals so this type of facility priced at the right level would attract a lot of customers. Exactly where have I advocated cuts to services? When/what services were the tories cutting? Labour scared people up here that the Tories would shut the pool but that was lies. To then say they were shutting it to save money to restore pay was proof of the lies they've given to the residents of Lordshill & Coxford. Ian Woodland/ Ant Smoking knows exactly how much the Labour Party has lied but comes on here insulting any one who points it out[/p][/quote]Loosehead you should change your name to loose cannon. Get your facts right, or contact Jeremy Moulton, or Brian Parnell before you spout off on things. Erskine Court IS NOT CLOSING, I repeat Erskine Court IS NOT CLOSING. The residents there are safe and the whole building is going to be refurbished with extra flats being put on the site. So can I suggest that as I said you check with Jeremy Moulton, or Brian Parnell, before you post things that are misleading, inaccurate and are not the truth. In all your posting your very good at making fun of Labour when in control of City Council, but remember it goes two ways, and perhaps you should start going to your conservative association meetings that way you will find out from your four Test Conservative councillors what is going on, rather than you make it up as you go along, with all your thatcherite venom.[/p][/quote]So why was it stated by Warwick -Payne that it was shutting? Dave I can only repeat what a worried tenant saw & heard at a meeting with Warwick Don & Keith. Are you saying she was wrong & is lying loosehead
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11:08am Tue 21 Aug 12

loosehead says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
dave1958 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
freemantlegirl2 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Yet Southampton City Council are closing Oaklands swimming pool?
and shock there's NO other pools in Soton is there? by all means lobby to keep it open but it's in bad repair and the council subsidy was planned to be stopped long before this council got into power which is why Active Nation didn't take it over, it wasn't viable!!

Red Lodge went the same way but the residents managed to save it and it's now ok but needs a further injection of cash....

What happened to you agreeing with cuts Loosehead? Ok when the Tories are doing it eh? lol you can be sure they would have closed this pool too, it was on the cards and had been recommended already..... FIA request should get you that info
freemantle girl. Labour promised the tenants of Erskine court that if they get in they would stop it closing but are closing it.
Oaklands was already in the middle of repairs & the Tories had it in their manifesto that if it had to go in the Lordshill Master Plan a brand new one would be built.
I have put forward ideas on how they could make this facility self financing
by using the gym as a smaller gym & fitness centre plus use the theatre & put in a small cafe/restaurant.
David LLoyds is far too expensive for many locals so this type of facility priced at the right level would attract a lot of customers.
Exactly where have I advocated cuts to services?
When/what services were the tories cutting?
Labour scared people up here that the Tories would shut the pool but that was lies.
To then say they were shutting it to save money to restore pay was proof of the lies they've given to the residents of Lordshill & Coxford.
Ian Woodland/ Ant Smoking knows exactly how much the Labour Party has lied but comes on here insulting any one who points it out
Loosehead you should change your name to loose cannon. Get your facts right, or contact Jeremy Moulton, or Brian Parnell before you spout off on things.

Erskine Court IS NOT CLOSING, I repeat Erskine Court IS NOT CLOSING.
The residents there are safe and the whole building is going to be refurbished with extra flats being put on the site.

So can I suggest that as I said you check with Jeremy Moulton, or Brian Parnell, before you post things that are misleading, inaccurate and are not the truth.

In all your posting your very good at making fun of Labour when in control of City Council, but remember it goes two ways, and perhaps you should start going to your conservative association meetings that way you will find out from your four Test Conservative councillors what is going on, rather than you make it up as you go along, with all your thatcherite venom.
Dave, Many thanks for correcting Tory lie. Scaremongering to attract support, typical Bush trick, of Tories could have caused lot of distress to people from Erskin Court.

It may be a good idea if NuLabour now start demanding from Tories in Council, which one of them is responsible for feeding false information to their over active supporters i.e. pay back time for what happened at the last meeting.

OR Loosehead should now explain basis of his information.

Strangely other day same person was moaning because people from left had latched on to his past as landlord of DHSS claimants. Perhaps expecting someone who according to his own comments wanted to be a Tory candidate to tell the truth is unrealistic day dreaming...
So you believe everything a Labour councillor says?
This was not a Tory lie it came from a Labour voter who went to the meeting & was disgusted at Warwick-Paynes attitude
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freemantlegirl2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Yet Southampton City Council are closing Oaklands swimming pool?[/p][/quote]and shock there's NO other pools in Soton is there? by all means lobby to keep it open but it's in bad repair and the council subsidy was planned to be stopped long before this council got into power which is why Active Nation didn't take it over, it wasn't viable!! Red Lodge went the same way but the residents managed to save it and it's now ok but needs a further injection of cash.... What happened to you agreeing with cuts Loosehead? Ok when the Tories are doing it eh? lol you can be sure they would have closed this pool too, it was on the cards and had been recommended already..... FIA request should get you that info[/p][/quote]freemantle girl. Labour promised the tenants of Erskine court that if they get in they would stop it closing but are closing it. Oaklands was already in the middle of repairs & the Tories had it in their manifesto that if it had to go in the Lordshill Master Plan a brand new one would be built. I have put forward ideas on how they could make this facility self financing by using the gym as a smaller gym & fitness centre plus use the theatre & put in a small cafe/restaurant. David LLoyds is far too expensive for many locals so this type of facility priced at the right level would attract a lot of customers. Exactly where have I advocated cuts to services? When/what services were the tories cutting? Labour scared people up here that the Tories would shut the pool but that was lies. To then say they were shutting it to save money to restore pay was proof of the lies they've given to the residents of Lordshill & Coxford. Ian Woodland/ Ant Smoking knows exactly how much the Labour Party has lied but comes on here insulting any one who points it out[/p][/quote]Loosehead you should change your name to loose cannon. Get your facts right, or contact Jeremy Moulton, or Brian Parnell before you spout off on things. Erskine Court IS NOT CLOSING, I repeat Erskine Court IS NOT CLOSING. The residents there are safe and the whole building is going to be refurbished with extra flats being put on the site. So can I suggest that as I said you check with Jeremy Moulton, or Brian Parnell, before you post things that are misleading, inaccurate and are not the truth. In all your posting your very good at making fun of Labour when in control of City Council, but remember it goes two ways, and perhaps you should start going to your conservative association meetings that way you will find out from your four Test Conservative councillors what is going on, rather than you make it up as you go along, with all your thatcherite venom.[/p][/quote]Dave, Many thanks for correcting Tory lie. Scaremongering to attract support, typical Bush trick, of Tories could have caused lot of distress to people from Erskin Court. It may be a good idea if NuLabour now start demanding from Tories in Council, which one of them is responsible for feeding false information to their over active supporters i.e. pay back time for what happened at the last meeting. OR Loosehead should now explain basis of his information. Strangely other day same person was moaning because people from left had latched on to his past as landlord of DHSS claimants. Perhaps expecting someone who according to his own comments wanted to be a Tory candidate to tell the truth is unrealistic day dreaming...[/p][/quote]So you believe everything a Labour councillor says? This was not a Tory lie it came from a Labour voter who went to the meeting & was disgusted at Warwick-Paynes attitude loosehead
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11:22am Tue 21 Aug 12

keepontriking says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Huffter wrote:
keepontriking wrote:
And the roads are becoming more and more dangerous for cyclists as HCC fails to fund adequate infrastructure.
Roads are not generally dangerous - it's the cyclists and cars that cause the problems.
"It's the minority of cyclists and motorists that cause the problems." Thought I'd help by correcting you.
That's fine. No probs.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huffter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keepontriking[/bold] wrote: And the roads are becoming more and more dangerous for cyclists as HCC fails to fund adequate infrastructure.[/p][/quote]Roads are not generally dangerous - it's the cyclists and cars that cause the problems.[/p][/quote]"It's the minority of cyclists and motorists that cause the problems." Thought I'd help by correcting you.[/p][/quote]That's fine. No probs. keepontriking
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2:43pm Tue 21 Aug 12

Paramjit Bahia says...

loosehead wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
dave1958 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
freemantlegirl2 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Yet Southampton City Council are closing Oaklands swimming pool?
and shock there's NO other pools in Soton is there? by all means lobby to keep it open but it's in bad repair and the council subsidy was planned to be stopped long before this council got into power which is why Active Nation didn't take it over, it wasn't viable!!

Red Lodge went the same way but the residents managed to save it and it's now ok but needs a further injection of cash....

What happened to you agreeing with cuts Loosehead? Ok when the Tories are doing it eh? lol you can be sure they would have closed this pool too, it was on the cards and had been recommended already..... FIA request should get you that info
freemantle girl. Labour promised the tenants of Erskine court that if they get in they would stop it closing but are closing it.
Oaklands was already in the middle of repairs & the Tories had it in their manifesto that if it had to go in the Lordshill Master Plan a brand new one would be built.
I have put forward ideas on how they could make this facility self financing
by using the gym as a smaller gym & fitness centre plus use the theatre & put in a small cafe/restaurant.
David LLoyds is far too expensive for many locals so this type of facility priced at the right level would attract a lot of customers.
Exactly where have I advocated cuts to services?
When/what services were the tories cutting?
Labour scared people up here that the Tories would shut the pool but that was lies.
To then say they were shutting it to save money to restore pay was proof of the lies they've given to the residents of Lordshill & Coxford.
Ian Woodland/ Ant Smoking knows exactly how much the Labour Party has lied but comes on here insulting any one who points it out
Loosehead you should change your name to loose cannon. Get your facts right, or contact Jeremy Moulton, or Brian Parnell before you spout off on things.

Erskine Court IS NOT CLOSING, I repeat Erskine Court IS NOT CLOSING.
The residents there are safe and the whole building is going to be refurbished with extra flats being put on the site.

So can I suggest that as I said you check with Jeremy Moulton, or Brian Parnell, before you post things that are misleading, inaccurate and are not the truth.

In all your posting your very good at making fun of Labour when in control of City Council, but remember it goes two ways, and perhaps you should start going to your conservative association meetings that way you will find out from your four Test Conservative councillors what is going on, rather than you make it up as you go along, with all your thatcherite venom.
Dave, Many thanks for correcting Tory lie. Scaremongering to attract support, typical Bush trick, of Tories could have caused lot of distress to people from Erskin Court.

It may be a good idea if NuLabour now start demanding from Tories in Council, which one of them is responsible for feeding false information to their over active supporters i.e. pay back time for what happened at the last meeting.

OR Loosehead should now explain basis of his information.

Strangely other day same person was moaning because people from left had latched on to his past as landlord of DHSS claimants. Perhaps expecting someone who according to his own comments wanted to be a Tory candidate to tell the truth is unrealistic day dreaming...
So you believe everything a Labour councillor says?
This was not a Tory lie it came from a Labour voter who went to the meeting & was disgusted at Warwick-Paynes attitude
Loosehead, have you not read on other thread that I will check this out with otherside and will come back to you within couple of days?

I can't do that immediately because at the moment I am occupied with other things.

Because I have known Dave for many years, while I may not always agree with him, YES I trust and respect him more than a Tory behind assumed ID.

Because disturbingly large number of people on this site do post fibs (as I pointed the comment of your Tory mate to you at the week end) you can hardly blame me for what I am doing.

Have a nice day.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freemantlegirl2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Yet Southampton City Council are closing Oaklands swimming pool?[/p][/quote]and shock there's NO other pools in Soton is there? by all means lobby to keep it open but it's in bad repair and the council subsidy was planned to be stopped long before this council got into power which is why Active Nation didn't take it over, it wasn't viable!! Red Lodge went the same way but the residents managed to save it and it's now ok but needs a further injection of cash.... What happened to you agreeing with cuts Loosehead? Ok when the Tories are doing it eh? lol you can be sure they would have closed this pool too, it was on the cards and had been recommended already..... FIA request should get you that info[/p][/quote]freemantle girl. Labour promised the tenants of Erskine court that if they get in they would stop it closing but are closing it. Oaklands was already in the middle of repairs & the Tories had it in their manifesto that if it had to go in the Lordshill Master Plan a brand new one would be built. I have put forward ideas on how they could make this facility self financing by using the gym as a smaller gym & fitness centre plus use the theatre & put in a small cafe/restaurant. David LLoyds is far too expensive for many locals so this type of facility priced at the right level would attract a lot of customers. Exactly where have I advocated cuts to services? When/what services were the tories cutting? Labour scared people up here that the Tories would shut the pool but that was lies. To then say they were shutting it to save money to restore pay was proof of the lies they've given to the residents of Lordshill & Coxford. Ian Woodland/ Ant Smoking knows exactly how much the Labour Party has lied but comes on here insulting any one who points it out[/p][/quote]Loosehead you should change your name to loose cannon. Get your facts right, or contact Jeremy Moulton, or Brian Parnell before you spout off on things. Erskine Court IS NOT CLOSING, I repeat Erskine Court IS NOT CLOSING. The residents there are safe and the whole building is going to be refurbished with extra flats being put on the site. So can I suggest that as I said you check with Jeremy Moulton, or Brian Parnell, before you post things that are misleading, inaccurate and are not the truth. In all your posting your very good at making fun of Labour when in control of City Council, but remember it goes two ways, and perhaps you should start going to your conservative association meetings that way you will find out from your four Test Conservative councillors what is going on, rather than you make it up as you go along, with all your thatcherite venom.[/p][/quote]Dave, Many thanks for correcting Tory lie. Scaremongering to attract support, typical Bush trick, of Tories could have caused lot of distress to people from Erskin Court. It may be a good idea if NuLabour now start demanding from Tories in Council, which one of them is responsible for feeding false information to their over active supporters i.e. pay back time for what happened at the last meeting. OR Loosehead should now explain basis of his information. Strangely other day same person was moaning because people from left had latched on to his past as landlord of DHSS claimants. Perhaps expecting someone who according to his own comments wanted to be a Tory candidate to tell the truth is unrealistic day dreaming...[/p][/quote]So you believe everything a Labour councillor says? This was not a Tory lie it came from a Labour voter who went to the meeting & was disgusted at Warwick-Paynes attitude[/p][/quote]Loosehead, have you not read on other thread that I will check this out with otherside and will come back to you within couple of days? I can't do that immediately because at the moment I am occupied with other things. Because I have known Dave for many years, while I may not always agree with him, YES I trust and respect him more than a Tory behind assumed ID. Because disturbingly large number of people on this site do post fibs (as I pointed the comment of your Tory mate to you at the week end) you can hardly blame me for what I am doing. Have a nice day. Paramjit Bahia
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12:51am Wed 22 Aug 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

keepontriking wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Huffter wrote:
keepontriking wrote:
And the roads are becoming more and more dangerous for cyclists as HCC fails to fund adequate infrastructure.
Roads are not generally dangerous - it's the cyclists and cars that cause the problems.
"It's the minority of cyclists and motorists that cause the problems." Thought I'd help by correcting you.
That's fine. No probs.
Yeah, I've seen comments similar before on youtube and the ruckus it made you'd think it was world war 3.
[quote][p][bold]keepontriking[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huffter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keepontriking[/bold] wrote: And the roads are becoming more and more dangerous for cyclists as HCC fails to fund adequate infrastructure.[/p][/quote]Roads are not generally dangerous - it's the cyclists and cars that cause the problems.[/p][/quote]"It's the minority of cyclists and motorists that cause the problems." Thought I'd help by correcting you.[/p][/quote]That's fine. No probs.[/p][/quote]Yeah, I've seen comments similar before on youtube and the ruckus it made you'd think it was world war 3. Ginger_cyclist
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9:32pm Wed 22 Aug 12

loosehead says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
keepontriking wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Huffter wrote:
keepontriking wrote:
And the roads are becoming more and more dangerous for cyclists as HCC fails to fund adequate infrastructure.
Roads are not generally dangerous - it's the cyclists and cars that cause the problems.
"It's the minority of cyclists and motorists that cause the problems." Thought I'd help by correcting you.
That's fine. No probs.
Yeah, I've seen comments similar before on youtube and the ruckus it made you'd think it was world war 3.
Ginger there's also Antelope Racing team in Nursling & they train on Tuesday nights & are on the internet so you have a choice
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keepontriking[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huffter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keepontriking[/bold] wrote: And the roads are becoming more and more dangerous for cyclists as HCC fails to fund adequate infrastructure.[/p][/quote]Roads are not generally dangerous - it's the cyclists and cars that cause the problems.[/p][/quote]"It's the minority of cyclists and motorists that cause the problems." Thought I'd help by correcting you.[/p][/quote]That's fine. No probs.[/p][/quote]Yeah, I've seen comments similar before on youtube and the ruckus it made you'd think it was world war 3.[/p][/quote]Ginger there's also Antelope Racing team in Nursling & they train on Tuesday nights & are on the internet so you have a choice loosehead
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8:45am Thu 23 Aug 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

loosehead wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
keepontriking wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Huffter wrote:
keepontriking wrote:
And the roads are becoming more and more dangerous for cyclists as HCC fails to fund adequate infrastructure.
Roads are not generally dangerous - it's the cyclists and cars that cause the problems.
"It's the minority of cyclists and motorists that cause the problems." Thought I'd help by correcting you.
That's fine. No probs.
Yeah, I've seen comments similar before on youtube and the ruckus it made you'd think it was world war 3.
Ginger there's also Antelope Racing team in Nursling & they train on Tuesday nights & are on the internet so you have a choice
Yeah, I was looking to join more of a social cycling club than a racing one.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keepontriking[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huffter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keepontriking[/bold] wrote: And the roads are becoming more and more dangerous for cyclists as HCC fails to fund adequate infrastructure.[/p][/quote]Roads are not generally dangerous - it's the cyclists and cars that cause the problems.[/p][/quote]"It's the minority of cyclists and motorists that cause the problems." Thought I'd help by correcting you.[/p][/quote]That's fine. No probs.[/p][/quote]Yeah, I've seen comments similar before on youtube and the ruckus it made you'd think it was world war 3.[/p][/quote]Ginger there's also Antelope Racing team in Nursling & they train on Tuesday nights & are on the internet so you have a choice[/p][/quote]Yeah, I was looking to join more of a social cycling club than a racing one. Ginger_cyclist
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12:01pm Thu 23 Aug 12

loosehead says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
keepontriking wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Huffter wrote:
keepontriking wrote:
And the roads are becoming more and more dangerous for cyclists as HCC fails to fund adequate infrastructure.
Roads are not generally dangerous - it's the cyclists and cars that cause the problems.
"It's the minority of cyclists and motorists that cause the problems." Thought I'd help by correcting you.
That's fine. No probs.
Yeah, I've seen comments similar before on youtube and the ruckus it made you'd think it was world war 3.
Ginger there's also Antelope Racing team in Nursling & they train on Tuesday nights & are on the internet so you have a choice
Yeah, I was looking to join more of a social cycling club than a racing one.
Sotonia in North Baddesley are like that
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keepontriking[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huffter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keepontriking[/bold] wrote: And the roads are becoming more and more dangerous for cyclists as HCC fails to fund adequate infrastructure.[/p][/quote]Roads are not generally dangerous - it's the cyclists and cars that cause the problems.[/p][/quote]"It's the minority of cyclists and motorists that cause the problems." Thought I'd help by correcting you.[/p][/quote]That's fine. No probs.[/p][/quote]Yeah, I've seen comments similar before on youtube and the ruckus it made you'd think it was world war 3.[/p][/quote]Ginger there's also Antelope Racing team in Nursling & they train on Tuesday nights & are on the internet so you have a choice[/p][/quote]Yeah, I was looking to join more of a social cycling club than a racing one.[/p][/quote]Sotonia in North Baddesley are like that loosehead
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1:19pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

loosehead wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
keepontriking wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Huffter wrote:
keepontriking wrote:
And the roads are becoming more and more dangerous for cyclists as HCC fails to fund adequate infrastructure.
Roads are not generally dangerous - it's the cyclists and cars that cause the problems.
"It's the minority of cyclists and motorists that cause the problems." Thought I'd help by correcting you.
That's fine. No probs.
Yeah, I've seen comments similar before on youtube and the ruckus it made you'd think it was world war 3.
Ginger there's also Antelope Racing team in Nursling & they train on Tuesday nights & are on the internet so you have a choice
Yeah, I was looking to join more of a social cycling club than a racing one.
Sotonia in North Baddesley are like that
Cool, as soon as i get a nice new bike I'll look them up.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keepontriking[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huffter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keepontriking[/bold] wrote: And the roads are becoming more and more dangerous for cyclists as HCC fails to fund adequate infrastructure.[/p][/quote]Roads are not generally dangerous - it's the cyclists and cars that cause the problems.[/p][/quote]"It's the minority of cyclists and motorists that cause the problems." Thought I'd help by correcting you.[/p][/quote]That's fine. No probs.[/p][/quote]Yeah, I've seen comments similar before on youtube and the ruckus it made you'd think it was world war 3.[/p][/quote]Ginger there's also Antelope Racing team in Nursling & they train on Tuesday nights & are on the internet so you have a choice[/p][/quote]Yeah, I was looking to join more of a social cycling club than a racing one.[/p][/quote]Sotonia in North Baddesley are like that[/p][/quote]Cool, as soon as i get a nice new bike I'll look them up. Ginger_cyclist
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