Pool And Gym Not Making Enough Money
A finance report presented to councillors at last week’s Community Services meeting showed that the Normandy Pool has currently made £35,000 less than expected since the start of the new financial year in April.
The Council anticipated that the pool should have earned £43,000 by now, but it’s only brought in £8,000.
Finance officers say that swimming lessons “have usually been a key driver for income recovery” adding that they are now being advertised again.
The gym is also underperforming. That was expected to raise £8,000 but has only made £2,600.
The report says increased use of the gym over the winter period is expected to raise more income in the second half of the year.
In February, councillors agreed to run a feasibility study into building a new pool at Carn Gwaval, close to the school and existing sports hall.
It’s expected that could cost up to £1.5m.