Bramley Baths to stage their AGM in the baths... that is, in the water

Triathlete Beginners for at Bramley Baths, Leeds..Owen Scurrah-Smyth is pictured during the session..11th January 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme
Triathlete Beginners for at Bramley Baths, Leeds..Owen Scurrah-Smyth is pictured during the session..11th January 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme
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Most annual general meetings are held in a boardroom, round a table and involve rather mundane facts and figures but not at Bramley Baths.

The social enterprise, which took over the running of the baths from the council several years ago, will be holding their latest AGM on Tuesday September 26 in the pool - that is, in the water.

Photo Essay.. The Bramley Mermaids..Yorkshire Aquatic Life, Bramley Baths, Leeds.6th September 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Photo Essay.. The Bramley Mermaids..Yorkshire Aquatic Life, Bramley Baths, Leeds.6th September 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

This rather novel approach to governance necessarily requires that members don their swimsuits and swim trunks in order to participate.

Now the group, which has been one of the most successful social enterprises of its kind in the country, is calling on local people to get involved.

Former Leeds West Labour MP John Battle, who chairs the group said they wanted to hear from people living in the local area who were interested in helping to continue its success.

“Our AGM is held actually in the pool,” explained Mr Battle. “All of the paperwork is done beforehand but the actual AGM is held in the water, so we have to get our trunks on.”

Our AGM is held actually in the pool. All of the paperwork is done beforehand but the actual AGM is held in the water, so we have to get our trunks on.

John Battle, chair of Bramley Baths social enterprise group

The baths was earmarked for closure until it was taken over by members of the local community in 2013. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength, staging dozens of innovative events, including an underwater disco, underwater movie screenings and ‘opera in the pool’.The meeting will begin at 7pm on Tuesday September 26 at the baths. Don’t forget your towel.

Photo Essay.. The Bramley Mermaid..Yorkshire Aquatic Life, Bramley Baths, Leeds..Lucy Meredith dressed as a mermaid.6th September 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Photo Essay.. The Bramley Mermaid..Yorkshire Aquatic Life, Bramley Baths, Leeds..Lucy Meredith dressed as a mermaid.6th September 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

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