Not just new, but our first caretaker. Thanks to the fundraising efforts of local volunteers, FoSP and Brixham Town Council we are employing a paid part-time caretaker. After interviewing a few applicants the job went to one of our existing volunteers, Charlie Gorton. Well done Charlie.
As well as looking after the pool and its surrounds, Charlie will be working with volunteer cleaners, maintenance, painters and others throughout the year.
From the Friends of Shoalstone Pool –
Thank you to The Oldenburg pub, on Winner Street in Paignton, for asking for one of our collection pots for their bar. The landlady, Tanya, has lots of memories of using Shoalstone Pool and wanted to give back.
If you’ve a bit of space on your show or bar counter, let us know and we’ll bring a collection pot round.
Fancy working outdoors over the summer at our lovely pool? We are currently advertising for lifeguards to be put on a rota between May and September 2017.
We will offer:
- A highly competitive rate of £7.05 per hour (plus 12% annual leave payment)
- Flexible shifts covering between 10 and 48 hours a week
- A safe, supportive and fun working environment
- The opportunity to be involved in a range of exciting events throughout the season
You will be:
- An NPLQ qualified lifeguard (with First Aid)
- Reliable, a good time keeper, and available to work flexible shifts throughout the summer season
- Able to react calmly and effectively in challenging situations
- Committed to working as part of a team, and with people from a wide range of different backgrounds
- Keen to serve the Brixham community – both locals and tourists – and deliver a high quality experience to pool users
For an application pack, send an email to carl.alan.reynolds(at)gmail.com. Closing date midday on February 15th 2017. We look forward to seeing your application.
One way to revive a pool is to use it for races. As part of our Shoalstone Revival we want to embrace the cold water swimming community…and visitors and locals who fancy a bit of madness on New Year’s Eve. So we got a cup – which we’ll award every year – cleaned the pool, baked mince pies and organised volunteers and lifeguards to look after our visitors.
Carl Reynolds won our inaugural two width sprint (we’ll need to adjust his handicap!), second was a visitor from London in his undies, and third was Tony Medlock. And thereafter the pool echoed to the cries and thrills of twenty or more people taking a reviving dip in our seaside jewel. And we raised a few more quid in donations.
Meanwhile over on Bolton Street, the Friends of Shoalstone Pool organised a coffee morning and raised £215 for the pool. Apologies to those of you who wanted to do both.
We’re currently planning a series of swimming and social events for 2017. If you’ve got a plan, idea or just want to help out, please get in touch.