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Nudist swimmers complain they have been kicked out of leisure centre after floor to ceiling windows set to be installed

Nudist swimmers have complained they were booted out of a leisure centre after a renovation will see the installation of floor to ceiling windows.

Alton Sports Centre used to host once-a-month sessions for swimmers who wanted to strip off.

Swimming costumes, like the ones in this picture, are allowed
SWNS Swimming costumes, like the ones in this picture, are allowed

The naturist group says it has been holding the sessions since the 1990s, and that 34 people regularly attend to swim naked.

Plans for the new building  include a substantial amount of glazing and floor to ceiling windows along two sides of the main pool, making it visible from the cafe, reception, climbing and soft play areas.

One aggrieved nudist, Julian, who did not give his last name, told the BBC that those who had attended the final session on Sunday “were very dismayed indeed” by the decision.

He accused the centre’s management of “not engaging with or discussing the issue in any way with the naturist users of the sports centre during the construction of the replacement building”.

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Source: Daily Telegraph

Original publication 10 January, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 13th January 2020

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