PETERSFIELD'S open-air swimming pool has received a cash boost from the town council. The authority has splashed out £10,000 on the pool's re-tiling fund. With a £75,000 appeal under way to restore the jewel in the town's crown, Petersfield Town Council added £5,000 from its revenue reserves, on top of an application from EHDC developers' contributions for an equal amount. Deputy mayor Vaughan Clarke lamented the recent weather, and its limiting scope for outdoor swimming. "April was good, May was poor, June was appalling, and July was disastrous," he said with a rueful smile, before adding that he hoped for an upturn in fortunes in August. Meanwhile, Hilary Ayer made a plea for residents to take part in the Butser Hill charity run, choosing the re-tiling appeal as the appointed charity. "It will help to boost their efforts," she said. To aid the pool's swift return to glory, residents can also make donations at the pool, or send them to the supporters' secretary, Diane Harvey, at 13 Broom Road, Petersfield GU31 4HG, or fundraising committee member Vaughan Clarke at 26 Pulens Lane, Petersfield GU31 4DB. In addition, pool supporters can buy a tile, priced £3, by making a donation at HSBC Petersfield, at the pool itself, or at the offices of the Petersfield Herald at 24 High Street, Petersfield.