Last year I called for the Council to keep the paddling pool in Ravenscourt Park open into September.
This would be a very modest cost for the amount of pleasure it gives to residents. In good weather the pool is full of young children happily splashing and laughing. Of course the weather in September is unreliable – but then it is the rest of time too. On average September is warmer in London than June.
But this year the pool will close on September 10th.
I am also campaigning for the lavatories next to the paddling pool to be kept open longer. At present they close at 5pm. In practice they are sometimes closed earlier. The Council says they are “quite secluded and likely to suffer from anti-social behaviour and/or vandalism.” That is an argument for keep them closed the whole time. Pretty feeble.