Brockwell Lido - chat, news and more

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. nigelduffy678

    nigelduffy678 New Member

    This from the man who set up a rival organisation with the only aim of disrupting Brockwell Lido Users. Having failed to be elected to the BLU Committee, your response was to try and takeover user representation with a rival club. Thankfully BLU is mandated to serve users by Lambeth Council and Fusion. Your one man vanity project isn't.

    It took a while, but the members that you did manage to hoodwink into joining your breakaway finally caught up with your twisted agenda. They proposed a merger with South London Swimming Club. This would mean you surrendering your power. You blocked this. I wonder why?

    Can we please just learn to get along, etc.
     
  2. editor

    editor hiraethified

    PLEASE NOTE: There's an awful lot of claims and counter claims being made in this thread but if users can't back them up with evidence, then I will consider removing them for what I hope are obvious reasons.

    That said, I have no interest in censoring debate or stopping people airing their grievances (and it would appear that there are many).
     
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  3. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Blimey - I thought swimming was supposed to chill people out....
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2019
  4. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    I still just want to bring a few cans of lager in to drink after my swim, never mind what material the bottom of the thing is made of, or whether the sauna is at the right temperature.
     
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  5. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    I thought it was the water that was cold at the Lido, now I know it is just the atmosphere in general!!!
     
  6. timothysutton1

    timothysutton1 Brixton resident.

    Brockwell Swimmers is not, and has never claimed to be, a rival organisation to the Brockwell Lido User group, BLU.

    As explained many many times, we are a registered Community Amateur Sports Club, exactly the same as the South London Swimming Club based at Tooting.

    Our members who use Brockwell Lido should also be entitled to equal representation by BLU which claims to represent the interests of ALL users of the Lido.

    Sadly this is not the case and why we have asked repeatedly to speak at their next Committee meeting.
     
  7. nigelduffy678

    nigelduffy678 New Member

    Why does your 'club' even exist? Brockwell Lido Users is mandated to represent all users.
     
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  8. timothysutton1

    timothysutton1 Brixton resident.

    You obviously do not know what a sports club is...

    BLU is not a sports club (same as it is not a Triathlon Club, or a Swimming Club, or any other sports club).

    Other pools have no problem with sports clubs hiring their lanes. This is how they fully utilisee their facilities and it also makes financial sense.

    Brockwell Lido should be no different and BLU should be positively encouraging this.
     
  9. TopCat

    TopCat Zap it!

    Can you evidence the restraining order you refer to? The accused seems to be using his real name so its no loss of privacy. It might give credence to your other accusations?
     
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  10. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    In community politics / community groups what I see here isn't unusual.

    I'm not criticising any poster here. I'm reserving any judgement as I know how difficult it is to run unpaid voluntary efforts that try to represent peoples interests to Council or its outsourced providers.

    I'm on the Brixton Rec Users Group committe so interested to read how Brockwell is doing. I'm also a swimmer.

    One point I would make.

    The Brixton Rec and the Brockwell lido are both owned by Lambeth Council. They are public assets with a history. Which is providing affordable setvices for the people in Lambeth.

    Fusion and in the case of the Rec Better/GLL have a contract with the Council.

    One of my concerns is that its the Councils job to ensure that the contract is fulfilled. A clean working public service.

    Whatever the arguements between different groups it should be the Council overseeing that the Lido is properly run and Fusion are managing the Lido in good way. Cleanliness , working sauna etc etc should be up to the Council to ensure. That's what we as residents pay them to do.

    Plus outsourced management is paid for out of the money we users pay to use the service.

    To be frank its an uphill struggle getting this across to the Council.

    Its imo one of the downsides of outsourcing management of public assets.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2019
  11. discobastard

    discobastard edited

    A ‘restraining order’ is very different to being told not to talk to people. If you’re going to publish stuff like this in a public forum you should really be more precise. Your words suggest legal action. Which is very unfair unless true. Regardless of the individual’s behaviour.
     
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  12. nigelduffy678

    nigelduffy678 New Member

    I apologise to Mr Sutton. He has been instructed by Fusion not to approach certain people whilst he is at the Lido. It is unclear what the implications are if he doesn't respect this request, something which happens frequently.
     
  13. TopCat

    TopCat Zap it!

    So this is the detail of the restraining order? I think you just gave clarity to the situation. Not good.
     
  14. brockwellswim

    brockwellswim New Member

    Brockwell takes Bronze

    We are thrilled to announce that the Brockwell Swimmers team won bronze at the delayed annual Club Relays which took place Thursday evening 1st August. This was helped by the fact that there were only three teams. However this was an achievement in itself, as the club only had four weeks to plan the event and many swimmers are on holiday this time of year. We hope in 2020 we can go back to our usual slot of the last Thursday in May and invite more teams.

    Races started prompt at 8pm with six four-person relays followed by one ten-person squadron relay. Other clubs represented were our local Windrush Triathlon club and the Serpentine Swimmers. Each team had around thirteen swimmers which totaled roughly forty competitors in the water. It was great to see the Lido open and utilised when it would otherwise have been closed.

    First place went to Windrush who won an impressive four of the seven races; second went to Serpentine who won two; and third (not last) came our thirteen strong Brockwell Swimmers team winning one race. Special admiration goes to Megan and Lizzie who each swam a length of butterfly. Impressive stuff.

    A big thanks to everyone who took part and helped make this a very special evening of fun swimming.

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  15. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    To be frank I'm getting totally confused with these different groups at the Brockwell Lido.

    Who represents what.
     
  16. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Just to clarify you aren't same as timothysutton1 ?
     
  17. tim

    tim EXPLODED TIM! (Help me!!!)

    The PFLBL are the people's representatives
     
  18. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    no - that is Timothy Sutton.
     
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  19. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I know it can seem funny in one way. But for me the Council is the winner out of this.

    One thing our beloved New Labour Council learned was to make sure they didnt have any Life of Brian problems. Any dissidents are destroyed- ex Cllr Rachel is the prime example.
     
  20. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    While I'm aware that they have used their own names to sign up, I'm not that keen on all the accusations being thrown about by, and about, Timothy Sutton, Tomas Smith and Nigel Duffy.

    If they know each other, and have a genuine beef, this isn't the place to sort it out.
     
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  21. TopCat

    TopCat Zap it!

    This is exactly the place.
     
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  22. brockwellswim

    brockwellswim New Member

  23. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Tim, I see you've taken to liking your own instagram posts with your sock puppet second accounts.
     
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  24. Ms Ordinary

    Ms Ordinary randompointlesschemistry

    Anyone know how to sign up for the evening water-polo sessions at Brockwell Lido - do you have to join the Brockwell Swimmers Club first?
     
  25. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    It's run by SLSC. Here's the info I was sent:

    All levels are welcome and total beginners are free to join - just come down to Brockwell Lido on a Tuesday (8pm) or Tooting Bec Lido on a Thursday (7.45pm) and we'll show you the ropes. Tuesdays are 18+ and Thursdays are all ages.
    Just so you know, you'll need to be strong enough to swim and tread water in the deep end for long periods of time. No jewellery can be worn and goggles can't be worn after warm up. We provide all the kit you need.
    Your first session is free and after that you'll need to join SLSC for £29/year and sessions are £10 each.
     
  26. Ms Ordinary

    Ms Ordinary randompointlesschemistry

    Thank you!
    Just wanted to clarify as I had a confusing conversation with someone earlier today, who wanted to join the Lido sessions, but had just paid £10 to join Brockwell Swimmers to sign up for them.
     
  27. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    they also do water polo but I think it's at Alleyns.
     
  28. Ms Ordinary

    Ms Ordinary randompointlesschemistry

    I'm pretty sure she thinks she's signed up for a free session at the Lido... though sounds like she can turn up to that one on Tuesday anyway :)
     
  29. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    I might be wrong - it's all very confusing. I seem to recall that Brockwell Swimmers weren't allowed to use the lido and got up a petition. In any case the Brockwell Swimmers website has their sessions down for Alleyns.
     
  30. brockwellswim

    brockwellswim New Member

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