Lib Dem spokesperson for Community Safety , and Cllr for Mossley Hill, Cllr Lynnie Williams is calling for the halting of the closure of the pool at I M Marsh.
The call comes in a motion to tonight's (14 June) Culture and Tourism Select Committee of the City Council.
The pool at JMU campus is due to close in September as part of the redevelopment and closure of the campus.
‘So far no alternative arrangements have been made to relocate the diving club which uses the site.’
‘The pool is used by the whole community and the I M Marsh pool is the only facility in the area which provides specialist diving training’
‘The Council has a duty to help find an alternative venue for this group. Time is ticking by. There’s just weeks before a long term solution needs to be found’
Full text of motion to Culture and Tourism Ctte: Pool Closure at IM Marsh Campus – Cllr Lynnie Williams
”Committee notes that the pool at IM Marsh will be closed from September this year as part of the redevelopment and closure of the campus. The pool provides the only facility in the area for specialised diving. The pool is well used and much needed. Committee requests that the relevant Cabinet Member assist in the identification of alternative venues for this sport or potential charitable organisations who may be willing to assist in offering specialised diving.”
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