Blackmore Vale Lions present £1000 cheque for Milborne Port Pool

Blackmore Vale Lions President, Ian Simpson, presented a cheque for £1000 to Roz Barrett, the Chairman of the Milborne Port Community Swimming Pool Committee, on Tuesday 1st November 2016.


Roz explained that the money would help to pay for some of the final costs incurred in putting up their new swimming pool enclosure. After 5 years of fundraising and two refurbishments, a new enclosure was finally put over the Community Swimming Pool during the school’s half term break. This was only made possible by finding a firm in Sweden – Gullberg & Jansson – willing to offer them a large discount by supplying to them direct and if they agreed to put the enclosure up themselves. However, during the manufacturing process, the manufacturer – Aquacomet – had concerns about them putting up the enclosure themselves and suggested that they send over 2 installers to help with the construction. This was too good an opportunity to pass up, but was a cost they hadn’t budgeted for, so the Lions Club money has come at just the right time.

They also want to thank the following, who have helped them recently with supplying concrete, a new shed at cost and pipework needed; lending a scaffolding tower and digger; transport to the airport and accommodation for our 2 installers: Andrew Hopkins Concrete Ltd, Yeovil Fencing Centre and Ambassador Pools; F J Reeves & Sons, R B Fry Plumbing and Heating Engineers Ltd and Jon Roberts; Howard Mosely and BWP Private Hire; The Kings Arms, Charlton Horethorne. There’s still work to be done on the flooring around the pool, but they are delighted with their new enclosure and look forward to extending their swimming season by a month or two either end of next year’s season.


Also in the photograph are Miss Suzie Milligan, Head Teacher of Milborne Port Primary School, Mr Dennis Parker, member of the Swimming Pool Committee, 9 pupils of the school with first hand experience of the pool and whose families have helped with the recent work, and Lions, David Birt and George Wagland.

The Blackmore Vale Lions are very pleased to present this cheque to Milborne Port Community Swimming Pool Project as this type of beneficial aid with local schools, fits exactly into the type of service to the local community that Lions Clubs around the world take great joy in supporting.

We wish Milborne Port Community Swimming Pool every success and we hope that families will use the pool to its fullest extent.