Jersey

Havre des Pas pool guards may be scrapped to save cash

Havre des Pas pool, St Helier
Image caption The Victorian sea pool is popular with both local people and visitors

A lifeguard service at a bathing pool in Jersey could be scrapped to save government cash.

The Havre des Pas outdoor pool in St Helier currently has two guards from May until October, with a third guard during school summer holidays.

It is owned by the States and run by Education, Sport and Culture.

Ending the lifeguard service would save £25,000 and it is one proposal to be considered by the politicians who review government policy.

The sea water Pool at Havre des Pas was built in the 19th Century and is a prominent feature of the bay.

The pool fell into disrepair a number of years ago, but its changing rooms, sun terrace and cafe were restored and the pool is a popular attraction for islanders and visitors.

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