Rubbish in pool forces closure

Vandals have forced the closure of the Lumsden Community Swimming Pool by throwing soiled nappies into it.

Constable Dave Leach, of Lumsden, said a rubbish bin was thrown into the pool on Saturday night.

The bin contained soiled nappies, food waste and general rubbish and forced the pool to close while it was emptied and cleaned, he said.

Mr Leach said if anyone had any information they could contact the Lumsden police station or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Lumsden Primary School principal Andrew Watson said the mindless act of a few people had affected the entire community. "The primary and high school students have not been able to use the pool and aqua fitness classes have been cancelled," he said.

He hoped the pool would reopen by Friday.

The Southland Times