Was it the year 2000 or 1999 when Stoke Newington School was augmenting its case for turning down appeals with the lament that materials for the gorgeous new swimming pool complex under construction across the road were being stached in its playground? My, hasn't a lot of water - ho ho - passed under the bridge since then? But at last - at long, long last - the Clissold Leisure Centre is to reopen. The great day will be 15th December. Some people are very relieved. Others may have to find some new way to pass the time.