List of council-funded women-only swimming sessions

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Dear Bradford City Council,

1. Please list all council-funded public swimming pools that provide 'women only' or 'ladies only' (or similarly described) swimming sessions in your local authority.

2. Which of the listed facilities that advertise 'women only' or 'ladies only' (or similarly described) swimming sessions, provide an environment that is exclusively single sex, i.e., for females only, and which facilities provide a session that is mixed sex, i.e., do not exclude males who identify as a woman?

3. Please send me a copy of the council policy or policies that cover the provision of 'women only' or 'ladies only' (or similarly described) swimming sessions.

4. Please tell me, do the council-funded leisure centres and sports facilities provide single sex changing rooms and showers in your local authority?

Yours faithfully,
Mrs F. McGinty

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Dear Mrs McGinty
 
I refer to your request dated 21^st June 2023 under the Freedom Of
Information Act asking to supply the following information:
 
1. Please list all council-funded public swimming pools that provide
'women only' or 'ladies only' (or similarly described) swimming sessions
in your local authority.
 
2. Which of the listed facilities that advertise 'women only' or 'ladies
only' (or similarly described) swimming sessions, provide an environment
that is exclusively single sex, i.e., for females only, and which
facilities provide a session that is mixed sex, i.e., do not exclude males
who identify as a woman?
 
3. Please send me a copy of the council policy or policies that cover the
provision of 'women only' or 'ladies only' (or similarly described)
swimming sessions.
 
4. Please tell me, do the council-funded leisure centres and sports
facilities provide single sex changing rooms and showers in your local
authority?
 
 
The Council’s response is set out below:
 

 1. Please find attached a list of all the female only sessions offered
with in our serve.
 1. Please refer to the attached document which indicates the sessions
where we are able to provide female only staff.
 1. There is no existing policy or procedure regarding ‘Women Only’ or
Ladies Only’ within the service. Although, these types of sessions
have become the norm with in our service when planning our program.
Although there are no specific female only policies, the council
promotes Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity across the whole
authority and offers staff training to improve awareness.
 1. Across our portfolio we have a number of buildings of various ages.
Our newer builds and some re-furbished facilities now have changing
villages, which are communal changing spaces for all genders. We do
still have a couple of sites which offer single gender changing rooms.

 
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Dear Sport & Culture SARs and FOIs,
Many thanks for your response; however, it remains unclear whether the women-only sessions allow men who identify as women to participate.
Do you allow men who identify as women to participate in women-only swimming sessions?

Many thanks and kind regards
Mrs F McGinty

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Sent on behalf of John Coulton

 

 

Dear Mrs McGinty

 

Thank you for your email dated 19^th July 2023 requesting a review of the
decision made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

I have considered the information presented to me and I can confirm where
facilities operate single gender sessions that we would allow access to
that session of a person who identified as that gender.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

John Coulton

MCIMSPA, MISPE

Sports Facilities Manager

07582 101522

 

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Department of Place

 

 

 

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