​£300k Refurbished Swimming Pool Closed After ‘Faeces Accident’

You know that feeling when you've spent hundreds of thousands of pounds doing up a public swimming pool for the local community, only to have someone come and shit in it? FFS.


That's exactly what happened to Kingstanding swimming pool, which was temporarily closed today after a 'faeces accident'. Yep, I just shuddered too.

Birmingham City Council warned swimmers on Twitter that the recently refurbished pool would be temporarily closed to the public.

Birmingham Mail reports that, while classes for Tuesday 21 August had to be cancelled, it was hoped that the pool would reopen this evening, but only for adults.

The council wrote: "Please note: Kingstanding swimming pool is temporarily closed - hopefully will reopen at 7pm this evening for adults only.

"Unfortunately, this will mean the strokes lessons this evening will be cancelled. Info 0121 464 7890. Apologies for any inconvenience caused."

Credit: Facebook/Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre
Credit: Facebook/Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre

After someone asked what had happened, the council added: "As we understand it the pool needs to be cleaned due to a faeces accident."

The unfortunate news comes just two months after the pool reopened to the public, following a massive £300,000 refurb - which apparently includes a new yellow diver's helmet water feature, a baby slide, water buckets and a spray pistol.

Sounds lovely, doesn't it? What a shame it would be for someone to go and... Ah.

Where was this guy when we needed him - the fella who set up a camera to catch the people responsible for the poo that kept being left in front of his house.

Admittedly, the faecal matter here belonged to dogs, but that didn't stop ingenious Steve Tamblyn to channel his anger into something pretty innovative.

He posted footage shaming one lazy dog owner on social media, asking anyone who recognised them to remind them to 'pick up their dog's turd in front of my house'.

"Just because it's 6.47am doesn't mean no one is watching," he added.

Annoyingly, the woman's identity remains a mystery - but if she's seen the footage, it might at least make her think twice.

"I don't know whether she's seen it and decided to take an alternate route with her walks," Steve told 7News Adelaide, suggesting maybe she's even 'cleared out of the suburb' completely.

Come on, guys, whether it's someone's front lawn or a public swimming pool that's just been done up, let's stop leaving poo everywhere, shall we?

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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