Wednesday, 11 July 2018

RLSS Water Safety Advice

Every year sadly 400 die from drowning in the UK.  With summer here the temptation to jump into a cool swimming pool, lake or river increases but so do the risks.

It is important to educate children on the dangers and also what to do in an emergency.

The RLSS (Royal Life Saving Society) have an amazing website with loads of brilliant information and give information to schools around the UK each summer on drowning prevention.

Key safety tips are - 

If someone is in difficulty in the water shout reassurance to them, shout for help and call the emergency services

Never jump in to rescue someone.  Help from the side by using buoyancy aids, a plastic bottle, dog lead etc. and reassure and give clear instructions.

Make sure the whole family can swim

Only swim at lifeguarded beaches or lifeguarded pools
Read safety signs at the entrance to the beach or swimming pool
Learn the meanings of the lifeguard flags at the beach
If swimming alone ensure someone knows where you are & what time you'll be due back
The RLSS state that using the SAFE code is always the best thing to do.  

Have a SAFE and happy summer.



spot the dangers


follow safety signs and advice


stay close to a friend or family member


shout for help and know the emergency number to call 


Crick Scarecrow Festival

The Crick Scarecrow and Music Festival is on this weekend 14th & 15th July and is set to be the biggest in its history with over 60 entries. It is open 10am to 5pm both days. Themed scarecrows to spot are Room on the Broom and 101 Dalmatians.

There will also be food on sale, a licensed bar, fancy dress contest for kids will take place on the Sunday only, judging will be at 3pm at the Crick Creates stage. Free Entry. Theme is Heroes & Villains.

Credit Crick Scarecrow Festival

Have a try at yoga, see the dog show, watch the Moulton Morris dancers and enjoy live music from 12 noon both days.

Visitors can vote for their favourite scarecrow and you can get a programme with all the times/activities for £2 with profits going to charity.

Parking is available at Crick Primary School, (entrance on Main Rd) on a first-come-first-served basis between 10am-6pm both days. Overflow Parking can be found at the Village Hall in Bucknills Lane and the Sports Centre Field on Yelvertoft Rd.


Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Woburn Lido

Woburn Lido is the nearest outdoor pool to Northampton and this summer I am definitely going to give it a try.

The Swimming Pool is approx. 22m x 8m and near Woburn Abbey Estate.

Normal opening times are 12noon to 7.30pm but due to the current heatwave the times have been changed. As of 2 July 2018 two sessions are operating 10:00am to 13:30pm and 14:30pm to 19:00pm.

It costs £5 per adult and £4 per child under 3's are FREE.  You can purchase a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £15.

Woburn Lido

The pool is heated and run by volunteers. It is cash only so please remember to get some on your way. There is parking available at the Lido but if this is full you can use the car park at the village hall or behind the Woburn Hotel and walk the short distance.

You can call 01525 290611 to confirm opening times or check their Facebook page which is updated regularly.

The address is Woburn Lido, Crawley Road, Woburn, MK17 9QG.It is approximately 30 miles from Northampton.

Woburn Lido

Enjoy xxx