Celebrations as cash to be splashed on Dovercourt Swimming Pool

Celebrations as cash to be splashed on pool

Celebrations as cash to be splashed on pool

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SWIMMING pool campaigners are celebrating in anticipation of a £670,000 investment being allocated to their run down facility.

Tendring Council has been advised to agree the “radical investment” to Dovercourt Swimming Pool ahead of its Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, January 23.

A new ground floor unisex changing village and fitness room will be built if plans are passed. It is hoped the gym will move into the new fitness room.

If grant funding is achieved, extra cash will be made available for Walton and Brightlingsea pools.

Campaigners were outraged when Tendring Council decided to split a £700,000 cash pot, earmarked for Dovercourt, between Brightlingsea and Walton pools, too.

Harwich councillor Jo Henderson welcomed the new proposal.

“It is a shame it has taken four years to get to this but it is what we were asking for," she said.

"The current changing room is dire. The new village will be family friendly, the gym on the lower level will sort out the disabled access problems and also make it more accessible for people with health conditions."

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1:54pm Sat 19 Jan 13

The Lawman says...

Congratulations to all those who have worked hard, and continue to do so, to secure the funding the pool so desperately needs - thank you.

My only concern remains Tendring District Council who appear to have no concept of "doing the right thing" and treating the whole district fairly and equitably. Will they deliver? Fingers crossed.
Congratulations to all those who have worked hard, and continue to do so, to secure the funding the pool so desperately needs - thank you. My only concern remains Tendring District Council who appear to have no concept of "doing the right thing" and treating the whole district fairly and equitably. Will they deliver? Fingers crossed. The Lawman
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5:07pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Im_Like_HELLO says...

Excellent - so much has been lost over the last couple of decades, in the way of community swimming pools and leisure facilities, to the private sector whose health clubs and gym memberships are astronomical.
Excellent - so much has been lost over the last couple of decades, in the way of community swimming pools and leisure facilities, to the private sector whose health clubs and gym memberships are astronomical. Im_Like_HELLO
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10:10am Mon 21 Jan 13

Arthur Fonzarelli says...

Let us hope that Frinton do not put in a request for some new toilets in the meantime, otherwise the 670k will soon be allocated to our Tendring 'partners'.
Let us hope that Frinton do not put in a request for some new toilets in the meantime, otherwise the 670k will soon be allocated to our Tendring 'partners'. Arthur Fonzarelli
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