Tottenham Green Pool agrees to reduce pricesFusion Lifestyle has promised to lower prices and improve cleanliness following a campaign by locals
Fusion Lifestyle has promised to deliver major changes at Tottenham Green Pool following a campaign by the residents network ACORN Haringey.
The fitness operator – which runs Tottenham Green Leisure Centre – has reduced the cost of an adult swim to £5.75 (it was previously £8). The updated price will appear on its website from Monday, 25th July. It has also reintroduced the £1 Junior Swim programme. Funded by Haringey Council, this lowers the price of a swim for children under 16 from £2.70, and will run throughout the summer holidays.
In addition to this, Fusion will introduce more Family Swim and Fun and Wave sessions over the holidays. A spokesperson added that the company “intends to continue providing more of these Family Swim sessions in September”. Cleaning hours will increase significantly from 32 to 96 hours per week, too, while the pool and facilities will be more regularly maintained. Recruitment for this is currently underway, and Fusion says the changes will be in place by the end of July
In 2019, four people were rushed to hospital following a chlorine gas leak at the pool. In the years since, the leisure centre has been heavily criticised for its poor hygiene standards and high price points, among other things.
The proposed changes come following a mounting campaign spearheaded by ACORN. In June, demonstrators gathered outside the leisure centre to demand better affordability, management and maintenance. This was followed by a meeting between Fusion management and ACORN in July.
A spokesperson for the residents network said: "The commitment from Fusion to slash prices, increase Family Swims and cleaning hours as well as maintenance is a great step in our campaign to save Tottenham Green Pool.
“After hundreds of locals signed our petition and many joined us in our protest outside the pool last month, Fusion had no choice but to listen to us and promise the much needed improvements. Now we have to keep a close eye on the facility and make sure the change actually happens, or we'll be right back making ourselves heard."
A further meeting between ACORN and Fusion management is scheduled for August, to ensure that targets have been met.