NOT being a sheep and following the comments of others on the Warrington Guardian Facebook page, I decided to go and have a swim in the new Great Sankey pool.

Despite the torrent of comments (from people who were just viewing pictures, most likely thumbnail size on their phones) it is an excellent facility.

The lighting is great, easy access to the pools and the place is unrecognisable from what it was before.

Social media, especially Twitter and Facebook, is becoming a cesspit, a place where people can say the worst things without any basis of fact and it becomes true.

Criticise Sankey hub if you like for the delays.

Criticise it for the cost, which has spiralled.

Criticise it for being an old building which probably should have been knocked down.

But don’t criticise the insides before it has even opened.