Wimshurst Partners

The Board, having carefully considered three potential management contractors, are pleased to announce it has decided to renew the contract with the YMCA LSW. The Board and the YMCA LSW have worked well together within a partnership approach since 2007 and the pool has seen significant improvements in usage, continuity of management and infrastructure. We look forward to an exciting new chapter in the relationship as we work together to develop the business of Hampton Pool. This means that we can progress the building project that came out of the HPT 5 Year Strategic Plan of 2011.

The Y has introduced HPT to Wimshurst Partners, an architectural practice who have put together a series of concept sketches which can be viewed here. The Trust is planning to start the first stage of the project by 2015.

The planning application for the development of Hampton Pool is now available to view online at:

http://www2.richmond.gov.uk/lbrplanning/Planning_CASENO.aspx?strCASENO=16/3434/FUL&DocTypeID=51#docs

If you have any comments to make please get them in as soon as possible as the closing date is the 3rd of October. A decision on the planning application is currently due on the 21st October.

Thank you for all your support so far with this worthwhile development.

Hampton Pool Trust

At this year's AGM, Carrie Lees presented a series of resolutions for consideration that Marshall had been working on before he died. All resolutions were passed which now leaves them for consideration by the Board of Trustees.

The full document of resolutions is available to read here. If you have any comments, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Read more: Marshall's resolutions

We are very sad to announce that Marshall Lees died on Sunday 19 January after a brief illness.

Marshall Lees

Marshall was the project founder of Hampton Pool as a community run venture. It all started in 1983 when he became the prime mover and leader of the Sink or Swim campaign to have Hampton Pool (closed by the Council in 1981) re-opened. By late 1984 some £60,000 had been raised and the Council agreed to transfer the licence to operate the site to the community venture. Hampton Pool Ltd (now Hampton Pool Trust Ltd) was set up and by the summer of 1985 the refurbished and - for the first time - heated pool was re-opened.

Read more: HPT Founder Marshall Lees

It’s January 2014, it’s Hampton Pool Summer Picnic Concerts again. Actually, the team have been working on the concerts for July 2014 since September – yes we did take a bit of a holiday in August. We’ve been looking at everything, including: the staging, sound, lights and backstage; the bar and how it works; catering, toilets, everything.

The dates are set – 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 July 2014 – pencil them in your diary now

Currently the focus is on booking the line-up. We try to ensure that we’ve seen every artist that we book to ensure, as best we can, that they will delight everyone who comes to see them.

And you help us select the artists, too…

As those of you who have taken part in our online survey into the concerts will know, we ask concert goers which bands they would like to see at future concerts, what they thought of the bands at this year’s concerts and, of all of those who have performed before, which they would like to see again.

Read more: Summer Picnic Concerts 2014

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