Enjoy the sun but stay out of the water

By on 05/07/2013 in Cllr Bedser
Cllr Steve Bedser

Cllr Steve Bedser

As Birmingham continues to bask in the sunshine, the city council has warned people to stay out of ponds, lakes and canals across the city.

Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Steve Bedser, today urged people to play it safe as they make the most of the summer weather.

He said: “We want people to enjoy the sunshine but we also want them to be sensible. So the message is simple: Stay out of the water and stay safe.

“Open water may look inviting on the surface but there are often hidden dangers underneath.

“If you want to swim, we have swimming pools across Birmingham where people can swim safely and in many cases free of charge.”


For more information contact Geoff Coleman on 0121 303 3501

Birmingham Parks

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