Bishop’s Stortford Town Council are pleased to advise that the construction of the Paddling Pool is now complete. We have received a lot of positive feedback from large numbers of people who have used it however have been experiencing a few teething problems. Until these are resolved the pool be open intermittently. We are working with the contractors to minimise the downtime however it will inevitably be closed periodically during the early part of June.
Having listened to comments, we will also be improving the nonslip properties of the outer path. You may wish to consider wearing footwear until the improvements have been made.
Once the issues have been resolved you will be able to enjoy the paddling pool during the summer months from 9am - 7pm. The public toilet will be open between 9am and 5pm. From 7pm - 10pm the illuminated centre feature will be operational.
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We believe we have now resolved the principal cause of intermittant operation and the pool has now operated faultlessly for several successive days. It is hoped that it will be open .during the weekend of 6th/7th June.
The pool will, however, be closed Jun 8th-12th in order that we can apply an additional anti-slip coating to the terracotta surround. This was requested by many users. We will also be undertaking some further work on the facility itself to reduce the probability of future failure. We apologise for any inconvenience.