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May 01 2013

John Lyon Swim School – Latest News on Closure

swimmer_photo_2We had an email today from a parent who has children that attended the swim school, providing some more details on the closure.

They say that they have been given a letter from the School Bursar, Michael Gibson (email here) which says:

“After discussions with Harrow Council, the School has decided to close the current Sport Centre operation to member and external users. The popularity of the Sports Centre has brought a high volume of users to the School, and this has become detrimental to the Hill environment. The Sports Centre will continue to be used for School purposes during its normal hours.”

Having email the local councillors for Harrow on the Hill, only one, Simon Williams (Conservative) took any interest; councillors Ann Gate (Labour, wife of the ex-West Harrow councillor, paedophile Brian Gate, who accepted a police caution earlier this year) and David Gawn (independent, who was convicted for fraud/dishonesty  offences in December last year) clearly felt that bothering to respond to an emailed enquiry was beneath them.

The letter concludes, “…we regret that its closure has become necessary.”

We understand that 22 people stand to lose their jobs once the centre closed at the end of next month.

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