Queens Park Councillors, Nick Childs and Amanda Evans, are requesting urgent assurances on behalf of residents, that the future of St Lukes Pool, will be assured as part of the City’s long term leisure provision.
The concerns have arisen after a new report on the future of the City’s leisure provision appeared to rule out future investment in the popular community facility and referred to alternative provision elsewhere in the east of the City.
Commenting on the situation, Cllr Nick Childs said:
“We will vigorously oppose any attempt made by the Green Administration to close or run down the St Lukes Swimming Pool. This conveniently located and beautiful listed pool must be part of future plans for leisure provision in our city.
“The pool is well used and loved in our community including by children at St Luke’s School who learn to swim there. Its closure would be an act of social vandalism that would be fought tooth and nail by Labour ward councillors and our community.
“We will be seeking urgent assurances, from the Green Minority Council, that under no circumstances will the pool be closed and that also, that future investment will be factored in to the City’s Leisure Plans to ensure the pool is maintained to the highest standard.”
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