Disabled woman wins permission for judicial review of Hampstead Ponds charges

Christina Efthimiou claims new charging regime discriminates against disabled swimmers

A disabled woman has won permission for a judicial review of the new charging regime for swimming at Hampstead ponds in north London, which she claims is discriminatory.

Christina Efthimiou, 59, who receives disability-related benefits, has swum regularly at the ladies’ pond for the last four years but was priced out of access to the water, which is an essential part of managing her disability and hugely benefits her physical and mental health.

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