At a meeting held last Thursday
it was decided that the funds required to get the swimming pool opened again
would have to be found through voluntary contributions and/ or some sort of
fund raising event.
AIS quoted a price for the running costs for the pool for the period 1st June to March 31st next year the cost being £1500 although to enable the pool to get re-opened soonest an initial payment of £500 would allow the pool to open.
With this in mind a bank account has been set up so that anyone wishing to make a donation can go into the Savings Bank and pay into this account. We so far have £150 and are now asking for your support in raising the funds. Please help.
We would also like volunteers to help in cleaning and repairing the pool if you have time that you could spare to help come along to the next meeting on
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|From the Editors:-
GOOD NEWS ON THE SWIMMING POOL FRONT, JUST SHOWS YOU CAN GET THINGS DONE IF YOU TRY. CONGRATULATION TO ALL WHOM CAME ALONG TO THE MEETING.
WE HAD TROUBLE PROCESSING THE MET PAGE THIS WEEK , SORRY FOR ANY INCONVIENCE. HOPEFULLY THE STAT'S WILL BE IN NEXTS WEEKS EDITION FOR THOSE PEOPLE INTERESTED IN THOSE THINGS.
IT WOULD SEEM THAT THE DAYS OF THE TRI STAR ARE NUMDERED, AFTER ABOUT 15 YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE TO THE ISLAND. OVER THE COMING FEW YEARS THESE WILL BE REPLACED BY A NEW FLEET OF AIRBUS JETS.
WE HAVE NO FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE RMS AND IT'S SCHEDULE, AS SOON AS WE HEAR SOMETHING WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTERED. MEANWHILE SHE IS STEAMING HER WAY TO CARDIFF AND DRY DOCK.
TJ and phil
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There has been another staff change within the detachment; Constable Dave Stevens arrived last Sunday from St Helena. His wife Fiona is accompanying him and we welcome them both to our Island community on their first visit. Dave will be here for a two-year tour of duty with the detachment and we wish him all the best for his stay. Dave replaces Constable Christopher Green who has taken up employment with SerCo as a fire fighter. We wish him well in his future employment.
This month we have planned a Pedal Cycle Test with the Cubs. The aim is to ensure that they can ride safely and that their cycles are maintained properly so that they are not a danger to themselves and other road users.
Before riding a pedal cycle, make sure that the brakes are in working order, make sure that the tyres are correctly inflated and in good condition. To warn other road users of your approach, have a bell fitted. At night when using a pedal cycle, have a white light fitted to the front, and a red light to the rear.
In a recent incident a child fell off their pedal cycle while out riding and received an injury to the head. Fortunately, the child was wearing a suitable helmet and sustained only slight injuries. Had he not been wearing the helmet, the injury could have been worse. Although there is no legislation about riding a pedal cycle with a helmet, you are advised to wear the appropriate headgear when out riding. You should also wear appropriate footwear to protect your feet.
There is legislation however for other offences whilst riding a pedal cycle, which I would like to bring to your attention. You must not ride on the road in a reckless and dangerous manner, in a careless and inconsiderate manner, whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs or carry more than one person unless the bicycle is adapted for that purpose.
I am sure that the information given above will be of some help to you.
Reginald M Williams
Inspector of Police
EDITORS - Tony Jenkins & Phillip
The New Islander Office, Fort Hayes, Georgetown, Ascension Island.
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Deadline for all contributions is 6.00pm on Monday