Here are the plans at last for this December’s proposed changes to Holme Pierrepont. Have a look and see what you think – and please do share your thoughts in the comments box below…
A few points:
- The proposed changes use the plastic Omniflot system, much like on the top half of the course as it is now, but with slightly different bollards
- Much like the earlier plans, most of the deep pools are proposed to be filled in
- There’s a proposed wall to be built across the Magic Roundabout to seperate the back channels from the main flow
- The course above the Pyramid pool and below the bottom stopper won’t see many changes
- This is all we’ve got so far – plans and an artist’s impression. The next stage is computer modelling.
The onus is now on the BCU to persuade the course’s users that these changes will be an improvement. I’ve offered as much help as I can afford to spread the message and to put out the facts.
We need to be able to envisage how the new course will look and perform.
We need to see successful examples of Omniflots in action that are forming the sort of playspots and river features we’re being promised.
We need to see that it’ll support and encourage rafting enough to keep the course earning money and open when it changes ownership.
In short, we’ve got a fantastic and unique facility already – we need persuading that these changes are a guaranteed improvement, rather than hurried modifications for the sake of it. Hundreds of people have pledged their support for full consultation and a deep channel course. Let’s keep up this free and open flow of information, because we need convincing.