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Chance to learn life-saving skills at leisure centre’s ‘Save a Heart’ event

Posted on Monday 18th February 2013 at 12:24 pm by SH (Editor)

Filton Sports & Leisure Centre, incorporating the Dolphin Pool.

Filton Sports & Leisure Centre is giving local residents the chance to learn vital life-saving skills this week, as part of a link-up with the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC), its ‘charity of the year’ for 2013.

During February, GWAAC is running a fundraising initiative called ‘Love Your Air Ambulance’ to raise £250,000 of additional funds for a new Eurocopter EC 135 helicopter in order to replace the ageing Bölkow 105 model that it currently uses. A new helicopter would attend to patients four minutes faster, would allow a mother and child to fly to hospital together and would allow more space for the patient, equipment and mid-air treatment.

In support of this, Filton Sports & Leisure Centre is staging a ‘Save a Heart’ Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training event on Tuesday 19th February from 10am to 2pm and 4pm to 6pm (on a drop-in basis), to teach vital life-saving skills.

The air ambulance currently attends one cardiac arrest on average per day.

Speaking of their support of the charity, Kelly Pillinger, Assistant Manager at Filton Sports & Leisure Centre said:

“We have raised money for various charities over the years but this time we wanted to pool all our efforts and donate to just one. We chose to support Great Western Air Ambulance as they are local to us and provide such a wonderful service.”

“We are excited and privileged to be helping them raise funds and we would urge all our visitors and customers to get involved in our forthcoming events.”

More: In 2012, GWAAC paramedics attended a cardiac arrest related incident at swimming pool »

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Swimming pool boiler fault costs Council thousands in lost income

Posted on Tuesday 13th November 2012 at 5:27 pm by SH (Editor)

Filton Sports & Leisure Centre, incorporating the Dolphin Pool.A faulty boiler at Filton Sports & Leisure Centre has cost the Town Council thousands of pounds in lost income, according to a report prepared for tonight’s meeting of the Finance Committee.

Problems with the boiler account for the bulk of an estimated £5,631 loss, due to the main pool and/or learner pool having to be closed on eight separate days between 11th October and 4th November.

Other closures over the same period were due to an emergency incident during a sponsored swim on Saturday 13th October, staffing shortages and a “poo in the pool” incident.

£2,135 of the amount is attributed to lost income from public swimming sessions with the remainder being made up of refunds made to the swimming club and individuals booked on swimming lessons.

The Council’s Maintenance Manager Neil Palmer says the Council has been “let down badly” by a local firm that deals with the boiler.

Mr Palmer adds:

“They came out to fix the problem three times and the situation had still not been resolved causing us to shut the pool on those occasions. The problem has now been fixed and I will look forward to the companies invoice when it arrives as it will be disputed.”

Looking forward, Mr Palmer is recommending that the Town Council enters a service contract with a maintenance company, something he says he proposed to Councillors last last year.

Tonight’s meeting takes place at 7:30pm in The Pavilion, Elm Park.

Related link: Filton Pool on Twitter

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