greenbank pool opens for the 2017 season on april 29th!!

Welcome back for the 2017 season and welcome to all our first time visitors.  We have some exciting news for the 2017 season with simplified and extended opening hours.  All season long we'll now be open to 7pm, giving all swimmers an extra 30 minutes a day in the summer months and a regular season long 30 minute swim session for adults only at the end of the day.

 

TIMES WEEKDAYS WEEKEND ADULTS-ONLY
OPEN CLOSE OPEN CLOSE EXTENSION
TERM TIME HOURS 12:00 AM 6:30 PM 10:00 AM 6:30 PM 6:30 - 7:00 PM
HOLIDAY HOURS (w/c 29th May and 24th Jul to 3rd Sep) 10:00 AM 6:30 PM 10:00 AM 6:30 PM 6:30 - 7:00 PM

During hot periods, we can get very busy and may need to control admissions to the premises. Please call us to check on the up to date conditions before setting off!

At Greenbank Swimming Pool, we pride ourselves on creating fun and friendly environment for families and friends to enjoy, however we must insist on a set of policies to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all our customers.  These can be found on the website and displayed at the pool entrance.

ENTRANCE FEES 2017

The prices listed are general entrance fees to the premises as we DO NOT HAVE ANY SPECTATORS RATES OR ANY OTHER DISCOUNTED RATES.

ADULT (AGE 18+) £5.50
CHILD (AGE 2 - 17) £4.50
SENIOR (AGE 60+) £3.60
CHILDREN UNDER 2 YEARS FREE

There are a number of small, valuables lockers in the "social room" opposite the entrance and office. You'll need a pound coin, returned when you have finished with the locker.  The pool accepts no responsibilty for items left in the changing rooms.
We have a NO RE-ADMITTANCE policy, meaning once you have paid to enter, we can not permit you to leave and then return.
We also DO NOT HAVE PASS OUT TICKETS.
Payment may be by cash, card or cheque BUT unfortunately we do not offer cash back.
There are cash machines located on the high street, and its advised that you take out any cash you may need beforehand.
Our Pool shop only accepts cash.

If you are a frequent visitor to Greenbank, you may wish to purchase a season ticket. This ticket allows you entrance to the pool for the entire season and can save you a lot of money!

2017 SEASON TICKET PRICES: WEEKDAY FAMILY TICKET
OVER 8S UP TO 4 UP TO 5 UP TO 6 UP TO 7 UP TO 8
UNTIL 13TH MAY (Street residents) £70 £140 £157 £174 £191 £208
UNTIL MAY 13TH (non Street residents) £75 £150 £167 £184 £201 £218
ALL TICKETS AFTER 13TH MAY £90 £170 £187 £204 £221 £228

* In recognition of the financial support received from Street Parish council these prices are only available to Street residents, which does NOT include Glastonbury, Walton or the surrounding villages. Please show a utility bill or similar proof of address when collecting tickets.

Season tickets are for parents/partners and their children 17 and under (including foster children) living at the same address. Grandparents, cousins, foreign students, carers and child minders do not qualify. Students aged 18 to 21 who provide valid proof of enrolment in full-time education can be included, but this does not extend to work experience or any other paid course (either full or
part-time). Children under 2 years are free, but please include them on the application above. Single tickets are not available to children under 8 – they must be included on a family ticket that has at least one adult family member. Tickets are not transferable and are available for use only by the named person.

We also run a refer a friend scheme to reward our regular visitors or recommending us to their friends and family.  Details can be downloaded here.

Download the 2017 Season Ticket Application form

POLICIES

CHILD SAFETY AND SUPERVISION

All children under 8 and children 8 to 15 years who are non or weak swimmers must be accompanied on the premises and kept under close supervision by an adult 18 years or above. It is recommended that one adult should only supervise two children who are within the above criteria.

The childrens pool: Children with or without swim aids who cannot stand in the deep end of the pool and remain within their depth must be accompanied in the water by an adult.

The main pool: Children under 8 and non or weak swimmers must be accompanied in the water by an adult and are not permitted in the deep end.

Adults supervising children from the poolside may be asked by a lifeguard to accompany them in the water. Safety advice given by a lifeguard and the Pool rules must be obeyed to ensure the comfort and safety of all pool users.

For safety reasons it may be necessary to control admissions to the Pool during busy periods.

Please note: Children must be able to swim two lengths of the pool, nonstop of either front crawl or breaststroke, without using doggy paddle. At the discretion of a lifeguard, customers may be asked to demonstrate they can swim two lengths. Safety advice given by the lifeguards must be adhered to.

SMOKING

You are permitted to smoke within the ground but not near or in any buildings, within the changing rooms or under partially under covered areas. However we do ask that you are considerate of the people around you and be aware of drifting smoke.  Whenever possible please move to a quiet, unoccupied part of the pool grounds.

INFLATABLES, WOGGLES AND PLAY EQUIPMENT

Large inflatables, including lilos, large rubber rings and Woggles are not permitted in the pool. Only rubber rings that are less than 20 inches in diameter are allowed. Children using rubber rings must be closely supervised by an adult at arms length in the water due to the dangers of slipping through the ring or it tipping upside down. During very busy periods, rubber rings may be removed
from the pool due to these risks and the risk of blocking visibility to the bottom of the pool. Seated baby rings are permitted at all times but must also be closely supervised by an adult in the water at arms length. The use of play equipment such as; small inflatables, floats, snorkels, face masks, flippers and hand paddles are permitted but will be controlled and depending on how busy the pool is and removed during busy periods. This is due to an increased risk of injuries and children getting out of
their depth. The equipment itself may also block visibility of the bottom of the pool.

GENERAL ADMISSION RULES

For the safety comfort and enjoyment of all pool patrons there are some general admission rules:

• No glass containers
• No music and radios
• No ball games anywhere on the premises, this includes beach balls, smaller balls and frisbees.
• No roller skates, skate boards, scooters or bicycles to be used on the premises. Bicycle racks are available within the car park, but please bring a lock!
• No dogs, except guide dogs or disabled trained dogs.
• No running
• No acrobatics
• No bombing or spinny jumps
• No ducking
• No back diving or no-handed dives
• No throwing objects
• No splashing
• No pushing in
• No heavy petting

The management and staff reserve the right to refuse admission.
In order to enforce compliance with the pools rules, regulations and policies disciplinary action may be taken if there is a breach of the rules, regulations and policies.

PARKING

Greenbank pool’s car park is managed by Mendip District Council. There are a limited number of spaces in the car park directly outside the pool including one dedicated blue badge parking bay. For further information on alternative places to park refer to the map belowThere are more than 1300 parking spaces in Street with 50 dedicated blue badge spaces. The furthest car park is an 8 minute flat walk away from the pool.  Please, whereve possible, use these official car parks rather than on street parking and respect the pools neighbours.

A seasonal parking permit is available from Mendip District Council.  Please call them on 0300 303 8588 or read through the information here.

disabled access

Greenbank Pool is a listed building and there is only limited access for wheelchairs to the pool at the rear entrance to the pool. Please note there is no disabled parking in this area as it is a private road. Special floatation devices designed for disabled swimmers are permitted however large inflatables are not allowed. Disabled changing facilities are also provided including a seated shower and an assistance alarm.

disabled PARKING

There is currently one disabled parking space in the Greenbank Pool car park but others are available in Streets other car parks
(see map).

private evening POOL HIRE

Stuck for an idea for your next birthday party or school/group event? Why not hire the pool as a great way to celebrate an occasion or simply have a get to together! For those sunnier evenings why not have a BBQ? Bring your own food and charcoal and your party is complete!

A Provisional Booking form is available to download here.

PRIVATE HIRE PRICES (for full 2 hour session)
FOR LESS THAN 100 PEOPLE PER HOUR £110
FOR MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE PER HOUR (Max 250) £140
WET PLAY AREA £26

Lifeguard supervision is provided at all private hires and is included in the cost of hiring the pool. Use of the BBQ and wet play area is free however this price excludes the opening of the shop. Payments must be made at the end of the party by cash or cheque, as unfortunately we don’t accept credit card for private hire.

need to know!

• The maximum number of people permitted on the premises is 250 people during a private hire.
• Swimmers will be cleared from the pool 10 minutes before the end and all party goers should have vacated the premises up to 10 minutes after the stated time of hire period.
• Music is not permitted as we do not have a public music licence.
• No glass containers.
• The pool is only available for hire until the 28th of August (subject to hours of sunset) and is not available on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
• Private hire will start from public closing time (1830 or 1900 depending on season) and can be booked for up to two hours only.
See our list of opening times if you wish to check dates.
• Normal pool rules will apply during private hire.

However, if you are feeling put off by the weather, you can cancel by 3pm on the day of the hire, free of charge.

You will be sent this information upon hiring the pool, along with a full copy the conditions of child safety & supervision notice, the emergency action plans and a leaflet on cooking barbecued food safety, when the manager confirms the booking in writing.

SHOP OASIS

Our on site shop sells hot and cold beverages, confectionery and ice creams. We also sell armbands, goggles, swim nappies and sun cream. As there is no re-admittance, we recommend that you bring food and drink with you. Alternatively you can order food from Rendezvous cafe that delivers to the pool, however please be aware of their opening and closing times. For their menu
click here.

HISTORY

Following the wishes of Alice Clark, Greenbank Pool was commissioned by her nephew Bancroft Clark to provide swimming facilities to the residents of Street, particularly to women and children, as men were inclined to swim naked in the River Brue.

Since opening on the 30th of April 1937, over four and a half million people have come and enjoyed Greenbank Pool and the pool welcomes many new customers each year.

As a registered charity Greenbank Pool continues to open each season thanks to a gratefully received grant from Street Parish Council, a trust fund left by Alice Clark and of course the thousands of visitors who visit the pool each year.

A full history of Greenbank can be read on History boards located in the social room.

ADDRESS
Wilfrid Rd, Street, Somerset,
BA16 OEU

PHONE
01458 442468

EMAIL
info@greenbankpool.co.uk

 


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Working at Greenbank

Greenbank Pool opens for a 19 week summer season, from late April through to September. To keep the pool and grounds in such great order and to keep all our visitors safe and happy we need great people working here; in the office and shop, looking after the grounds, maintaining the pool and surrounds and, of course, lifeguarding. There are plenty of vacancies for both casual and full time lifeguards (applicants must have an NPLQ, National Pool Lifesaving Qualification) to share the pressure of the peak season and evening bookings. On site training will be provided pre season and on an ongoing basis.

The roles will be full time, part time and on a casual basis.  Flexibility is required to meet the needs of a business that operates 7 days a week.  Flexible working hours helps provide a balance of work and leisure.

The following roles will be recruiting from Feb 1st 2017.  To apply, or for further information, email Greenbank using the email address in the link below, write a letter to the manager or call on 01458 442468. 

Where possible provide a CV with your application and include the following information

Within 10 days of your application, successful applicants will be contacted and invited to interview.

Job Description Assistant Manager

Job Description Lifeguard

Job Description Cashier

Job Description Senior Shop Staff

Job Description Junior Staff

For further info on NPLQ training, go to the RLSS' (Royal Life Saving Society) website....here, there are many local courses being run between now and the start of the season!

EMAIL (Job enquiry)
info@greenbankpool.co.uk