COUNCIL chiefs have admitted they have brought in extra security measures at a Huddersfield swimming pool.
Now a swimmer who claimed changing room policy was branding all men as perverts has slammed the Kirklees Council response.
As reported last week, Scissett man Craig Roper said rules banning men from swimming pool changing rooms when schoolchildren were there were implying that all men were perceived as paedophilic or a threat.
Mr Roper hit out after he was kicked out of Scissett Baths changing rooms because two schoolboys were still using it.
Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL), who run the baths, said the policy was there to protect all customers and applied both to male and female changing rooms.
But they have now admitted they were wrong.
But Mr Roper, whose story was reported across the UK, said the response was a “blatant fabrication of the truth” as a special locking system had only been implemented to the men’s area.
He said: “The magnetic locks which were recently fitted at tax payers’ expense were only fitted to the two access doors of the male public changing rooms.
“No magnetic locks have been fitted to the female public changing rooms.”
A spokeswoman for KAL admitted Mr Roper was correct.
She said: “KAL operates a general school swimming policy running across all its sites in which the schools themselves have agreed to provide adequate supervision for schoolchildren in changing rooms.
“At Scissett Baths, in response to concerns from the schools that use the baths, KAL has recently put in additional measures.
“These include making alternative changing areas available for when schoolchildren and public swimming coincide.
“The locks on the male changing room doors have been put in place to protect both the school swimming groups who have asked for the extra security and for the customers.
“At present, there are no locks on the female changing room doors because the schools have not expressed any concerns for schoolchildren within the female changing areas.
“If KAL receives any complaints about females in the changing rooms with children, we will consider the situation and take the necessary steps. In putting in these measures at Scissett Baths, we are trying to satisfy the needs of the schools and our customers in an old-fashioned pool building.”