Wednesday, 25 September 2013

King’s Meadow Baths #rdguk saved, but will you be able to afford to go in?

One of the biggest items on the agenda of the Policy committee earlier in the week was King's Meadow Baths – item 8 on the agenda.

There were a number of organisations/people who had expressed an interest in acquiring the site from the Council each with a different opinion on how the baths should be restored.

Labour's preferred option was Clifton Lido. I'm sure they will do a good job of restoring the baths, but the per swim price mentioned of £20 is going to be unaffordable for many people.

Their second preference was Mr Ali's scheme but unfortunately he proposes to fill the pool in.

I voted in support of the King's Meadow Campaign proposal which called on the council to provide backing for a national lottery bid. Unfortunately we were defeated. So it would seem that we are either going to end up with a pool which is too expensive or no pool.

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