A KENT lido did not open this week despite Britain sizzling in a heatwave – because the temperature is one degree too low.
Council killjoys refused to open the outdoor pool in Gillingham because it wasn’t deemed hot enough.
The outdoor pool, which is only open at weekends until July 23, is sometimes open during the week – so long as temperatures reach 24 degrees.
However, council bosses say the pool will not be opened as temperatures only reached 23⁰C.
Bob Dimond, the council’s head of sport leisure, tourism and heritage, said a decision was made to keep the pool closed today for routine cleaning as it had been very busy over the weekend.
The move has infuriated members of the pool’s friends group, FOSP (Friends of Strand Pool), who were hoping to make the most of the facilities as the country basks in glorious sunshine.
The group tweeted: “Sorry folks. @MedwaySport aren’t opening the pool today despite the weather and the agreement when it’s over 24⁰C that they would.
“We are disappointed. Please message the council with your comments. FOSP are trying to find out more info as to why.”
But the council refused to back down and so the pool has remained shut today.