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Articles from October 2010

Opening of Oaklands Leisure Pool, Flixton Road, Bungay

Trevor Fuller and his brother Alistair have for many years farmed a herd at Oaklands Farm, in Flixton Road.

Now, the entrepreneurial family has decided to branch out by building a swimming pool at the farm and opening it to the public.

The pool is fully under cover and includes spacious changing facilities, showers and toilets.

The Fullers plan to open it in the next couple of weeks, and bookings are already being taken.

Penny Fuller, an occupational therapist, said: “My husband Trevor and his brother Alistair have run a dairy herd here for years.

“With the farming industry facing tough times, they started looking for alternative uses for the farm buildings.

“We were successful in getting planning permission several years ago to convert the farm buildings into a small complex. The idea was to create self-catering holiday units with use of a new pool.

“The pool has come first, and we are hoping to convert the buildings in the future.”

Mrs Fuller said building the pool had not been straightforward. “Because we are on marshland a lot of engineering went into the base so it could withstand changes in the water table,” she explained.

The pool is open to all and has access for people with disabilities making it accessible to everybody!

The family is also working with Water Lilies Swimming School to provide a range of individual and small-group swimming classes tailored to suit.

Also planned are classes such as aquarobics, Pilates aquarobics and baby-and-toddler sessions.

The pool is being run on a pre-booked basis, with half-hour swimming slots. The pool is designed for a minimum of two people and a maximum of eight in the pool at any time for safety purposes.

The pool measures 9m by 12m and is deep enough for people to swim lengths and do tumble turns.

“I think people now recognise that healthy activities are really necessary in life and it is important to find yourself a bit of calm in a hectic world,” said Mrs Fuller.

“Everybody who walks in and has a look at the pool is quite impressed. It is beautiful, and you can see right across the marshland.”

More details at www.oaklandsleisure.co.uk.

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Private Tuition - Oct 2010 Half-Term

If you think your child would benefit from an extra boost or would like to perfect a technique, why not book a/some private lessons during the October Half-Term @ Badingham, Walpole or Shelfanger!

1:1 or 2:1 of the same swimming level

Prior booking and payment required


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