Lymington seawater baths ‘won’t become a dinghy park’ say councillors

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COUNCIL chiefs have angrily denied that Lymington ’s famous seawater baths could be turned into a dinghy park.

Former mayor Martina Humber claimed that the Royal Lymington Yacht Club had persuaded the town council to consider converting the loss-making site into a storage area for boats.

But she was criticised by fellow members, who described her remarks as “absolutely outrageous”.

They were debating a recent decision to remove the current mayor, Cllr Jacqui England – a keen supporter of the lido – from the chairmanship of the seawater baths sub-committee.

It comes just weeks after councillors agreed to review the future of the pool.

They denied that the facility was in danger of being bulldozed but refused to give a guarantee that the baths will remain “exactly as they are”.

Cllr Humber said the yacht club had repeatedly expressed an interest in the site over the past 20 years.

She added: “I think the club, which has a lot of members on this council, may have persuaded the council to think about having a dinghy park at the seawater baths.”

But Cllr John Oliff-Cooper, chairman of the amenities committee, said her comments were “completely ridiculous”. Forecasting a bright future for the baths, he described her statement as “absolutely outrageous – and probably slanderous”.

She made the claim during a long and ill-tempered debate over the way that council sub-committee chairmen were appointed.

A yacht club spokesman was unavailable for comment.

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1:16pm Fri 20 Jul 12

southy says...

Bit of public information for those that use Kendle ave as a rat run.
Phase 1 works is scheduled to begin in Kendle Ave, Monday 23rd July or about 2 days road closures. Windermere avenue Monday 20th August.
Bit of public information for those that use Kendle ave as a rat run. Phase 1 works is scheduled to begin in Kendle Ave, Monday 23rd July or about 2 days road closures. Windermere avenue Monday 20th August. southy
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2:00pm Fri 20 Jul 12

dopplershift says...

I'll bear that in mind whilst I'm swimming in Lymington Lido. Thanks Southy!!
I'll bear that in mind whilst I'm swimming in Lymington Lido. Thanks Southy!! dopplershift
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2:01pm Fri 20 Jul 12

owen_thesaints says...

southy wrote:
Bit of public information for those that use Kendle ave as a rat run.
Phase 1 works is scheduled to begin in Kendle Ave, Monday 23rd July or about 2 days road closures. Windermere avenue Monday 20th August.
Do you mean Kendal? And this is relevant to Lymington how?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Bit of public information for those that use Kendle ave as a rat run. Phase 1 works is scheduled to begin in Kendle Ave, Monday 23rd July or about 2 days road closures. Windermere avenue Monday 20th August.[/p][/quote]Do you mean Kendal? And this is relevant to Lymington how? owen_thesaints
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2:07pm Fri 20 Jul 12

southy says...

owen_thesaints wrote:
southy wrote:
Bit of public information for those that use Kendle ave as a rat run.
Phase 1 works is scheduled to begin in Kendle Ave, Monday 23rd July or about 2 days road closures. Windermere avenue Monday 20th August.
Do you mean Kendal? And this is relevant to Lymington how?
I do mean kendal. its not unless you travel though Kendal ave on your way though to the A35.
I did say a bit of public information.
[quote][p][bold]owen_thesaints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Bit of public information for those that use Kendle ave as a rat run. Phase 1 works is scheduled to begin in Kendle Ave, Monday 23rd July or about 2 days road closures. Windermere avenue Monday 20th August.[/p][/quote]Do you mean Kendal? And this is relevant to Lymington how?[/p][/quote]I do mean kendal. its not unless you travel though Kendal ave on your way though to the A35. I did say a bit of public information. southy
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2:19pm Fri 20 Jul 12

ajw1986 says...

theres a groupon/living social offer on at the moment. so grab some tickets while you can, would be a shame if this was shut.
theres a groupon/living social offer on at the moment. so grab some tickets while you can, would be a shame if this was shut. ajw1986
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3:02pm Fri 20 Jul 12

owen_thesaints says...

southy wrote:
owen_thesaints wrote:
southy wrote:
Bit of public information for those that use Kendle ave as a rat run.
Phase 1 works is scheduled to begin in Kendle Ave, Monday 23rd July or about 2 days road closures. Windermere avenue Monday 20th August.
Do you mean Kendal? And this is relevant to Lymington how?
I do mean kendal. its not unless you travel though Kendal ave on your way though to the A35.
I did say a bit of public information.
In which case thanks for the heads up! Should I wish to travel to Lymington I will avoid the Kendal Avenue area.

Have you contacted the travel teams on local radio? This news deserves a far wider audience.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owen_thesaints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Bit of public information for those that use Kendle ave as a rat run. Phase 1 works is scheduled to begin in Kendle Ave, Monday 23rd July or about 2 days road closures. Windermere avenue Monday 20th August.[/p][/quote]Do you mean Kendal? And this is relevant to Lymington how?[/p][/quote]I do mean kendal. its not unless you travel though Kendal ave on your way though to the A35. I did say a bit of public information.[/p][/quote]In which case thanks for the heads up! Should I wish to travel to Lymington I will avoid the Kendal Avenue area. Have you contacted the travel teams on local radio? This news deserves a far wider audience. owen_thesaints
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8:17pm Fri 20 Jul 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Since going on that blasted water metre the only bath i have is there!
Since going on that blasted water metre the only bath i have is there! Fatty x Ford Worker
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10:24pm Fri 20 Jul 12

Turtlebay says...

Fatty x Ford Worker wrote:
Since going on that blasted water metre the only bath i have is there!
That's odd. I saved a fortune by going on a water meter.
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[quote][p][bold]Fatty x Ford Worker[/bold] wrote: Since going on that blasted water metre the only bath i have is there![/p][/quote]That's odd. I saved a fortune by going on a water meter. ---- Turtlebay
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