Basildon's top dog for swimming

Basildon's top dog for swimming

Basildon's top dog for swimming

First published in News

PEOPLE in Basildon go swimming more often than anywhere else in the country, according to new figures.

Statistics from Sport England show almost one in ten residents in the borough swim at least once a week.

It comes as the £38million Basildon Sporting Village, in Cranes Farm Road, was named as one of the top 50 places to swim in the country, in a report by the Independent.

Councillor Kevin Blake said: “We’ve always been clear about what a first-class facility we have here in Basildon, both for the local community and elite athletes, but it’s always nice to be recognised by others.

“The Sporting Village is a great centralised facility which serves the entire borough.”

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1:56pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

If it serves the whole borough next time they need to sell off some greenspace/parkland to help pay for it can they sell some outside of Basildon please?

Basildon has paid for it all so far.....

Time Billericay chipped a few tens of acres
If it serves the whole borough next time they need to sell off some greenspace/parkland to help pay for it can they sell some outside of Basildon please? Basildon has paid for it all so far..... Time Billericay chipped a few tens of acres Howard Cháse
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3:13pm Sun 26 Jan 14

TheWizzard says...

You would think Blakey (as a fully paid member of the sv) would be losing a few pounds by now, he is hardly a good advert for what he calls a first class facility
You would think Blakey (as a fully paid member of the sv) would be losing a few pounds by now, he is hardly a good advert for what he calls a first class facility TheWizzard
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4:25pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Devils Advocate says...

!0% of our residents swim there at least once a week? That is definitely not 10% of the whole of the borough, they would be swimming ten deep.
Perhaps they mean 10% of just a small part of the borough, or 10% of the people who use it come from Basildon.
Have a quick recount eh?
!0% of our residents swim there at least once a week? That is definitely not 10% of the whole of the borough, they would be swimming ten deep. Perhaps they mean 10% of just a small part of the borough, or 10% of the people who use it come from Basildon. Have a quick recount eh? Devils Advocate
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8:08pm Sun 26 Jan 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

They would do, free bath....
They would do, free bath.... You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
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12:08am Mon 27 Jan 14

heartbeat says...

Is it a lot cheaper than Garons in Southend? No way 10% of Southend's population could afford to swim at Garons once a week, particularly with sky-high bus fares (apart from senior citizens maybe).
Is it a lot cheaper than Garons in Southend? No way 10% of Southend's population could afford to swim at Garons once a week, particularly with sky-high bus fares (apart from senior citizens maybe). heartbeat
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7:59am Mon 27 Jan 14

Rich,..Carol says...

The sporting village is a real nice place to swim. We use it twice a week, clean tidy smart place. Nice friendly atmosphere. It takes me under 15 minutes to drive there from Ramsden heath and its worth the drive.
The sporting village is a real nice place to swim. We use it twice a week, clean tidy smart place. Nice friendly atmosphere. It takes me under 15 minutes to drive there from Ramsden heath and its worth the drive. Rich,..Carol
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3:30pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Devils Advocate says...

Rich,..Carol wrote:
The sporting village is a real nice place to swim. We use it twice a week, clean tidy smart place. Nice friendly atmosphere. It takes me under 15 minutes to drive there from Ramsden heath and its worth the drive.
Do you have a reserved parking place then money,..bags? I thought parking was hopeless and much more of poor Basildon's park would need to go for you people's leisure.
[quote][p][bold]Rich,..Carol[/bold] wrote: The sporting village is a real nice place to swim. We use it twice a week, clean tidy smart place. Nice friendly atmosphere. It takes me under 15 minutes to drive there from Ramsden heath and its worth the drive.[/p][/quote]Do you have a reserved parking place then money,..bags? I thought parking was hopeless and much more of poor Basildon's park would need to go for you people's leisure. Devils Advocate
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5:39pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

Safer swimming there than in the pool in Billericay when the short sighted overweight middle aged pothead lifeguard is on duty..
Safer swimming there than in the pool in Billericay when the short sighted overweight middle aged pothead lifeguard is on duty.. Howard Cháse
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