Sunday, September 07, 2008

Good News For City Swimmers!

Plans to revamp Shirley Swimming Pool have been given the go ahead by city planners.

On Tuesday a panel of Councillors on the Planning and Rights of Way committee approved plans for the £1.1m redevelopment of Shirley Swimming Pool, in Kentish Road, Freemantle. The new pool will include a gym and cafe.

I went along and spoke in support of the application and I am delighted that the plans were approved.

Owner, Dave Perry, also announced his plans to provide free swimming tuition for local schools, St Marks CofE Junior and Foundry Lane primary.

The new pool will be an intergral part of the redevelopment of the area. Other changes in the pipeline include a new community centre with a sports area and facilities for day care social services. Across the road I am fighting to obtain funding for the the relocation of Regents Park School to the St Marks School site and working to secure the purchase of the Civil Service Sports Ground in Stafford Road for use by the schools and local people.

Click HERE for the Southern Daily Echo report.

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