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Quarter of a million rand facelift for Langa swimming pool

by City of Cape Town
17 Sep 2007
City of Cape Town
City of Cape Town

As a result of Ward Councillor, Brian Watkyns, raising questions about the unacceptable conditions at the municipal swimming pool in Washington Street, Langa it is to get a major facelift before opening for the summer season.


Cllr Brian Watkyns, says the pool will open a month later than the other municipal pools as the major refurbishment can only start in October during drier weather.

In a report submitted to the September meeting of Subcouncil 15, the City is to spend nearly R200 000 to seal the swimming pool walls. To ensure this is done successfully, Council has to wait for the wet winter weather to pass before applying the fibre. Council hopes to complete this by the end of October. Another R8 000 is to be used to provide brick paving around the pool.

"I have put R57 000 from my Ward allocation budget for the installation of special facilities for the disabled at the swimming pool. These include R40 000 for a special ramp and R17 000 for disabled toilet facilities," says Cllr Watkyns.

The pool's water filtering system, which caused many closures of the facility in the past, has been fixed and the current budget provides for the lawns around the pool to be mowed once a month.

"These upgrades are part of our commitment to render equal services to all our communities, and it is hoped that this pool will become the benchmark for other municipal pools instead of being one that we are ashamed of" says Cllr Watkyns

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MEDIA RELEASE
NO. 352/2007
17 SEPTEMBER 2007

ISSUED BY:
DIRECTORATE: COMMUNICATION
CITY OF CAPE TOWN
TEL: 021 400 2201

MEDIA QUERIES:
CLLR BRIAN WATKYNS
WARD 53
CHAIR: SUBCOUNCIL 15 - PINELANDS
TEL: 021 531 3437
CELL: 083 444 4807

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