Many thanks to everyone who attended our AGM (and the hundreds more who watched via our Facebook Live video).
Chairman John Battle told the AGM that we’d had another successful year, with investment in both the building and in staff.
We’ve had a £500,000 eco-hub installed, which features:
- A new pool plant, with new filtration system, pipework and valves. The new pool filtration system will mean we will be able use less chlorine. The pool plant area will also have a new roof.
- Three new boilers and two new hot water tanks (which have recently been installed).
- New air handling units on poolside and new air conditioning in the gym and studio.
- A complete clean and maintenance of the pool
We’ve also successfully raised money for a new disabled pool hoist and for a new greenhouse for our community garden.
The AGM heard we recorded a £600,215 turnover. We had a £16,000 deficit this year, which we expected. This was due to four weeks of closures for the eco-hub work and an investment in staff (we now employ 43 people (18 full-time equivalent). We have £174,784 in our reserves.
Other figures highlighted at the meeting included:
- 1,800 children being taught to swim each week
- 16 schools holding lessons here
- 1,073 children having after-school lessons
- 70 babies learning to swim
- 262 active members
Treasurer Nick Quinn said we were financially stable as an organisation.
We are also starting to look at the next stage of improvements to the Baths’ historic Grade II Listed building, including work to the roof.
The AGM – which also re-elected three board members – finished with a fab mermaid cake and a performance by the fabulous Bramley Mermaids in the pool – and a free swim for all who brought their trunks and cozzies.