January 15, 2008
take to the airwaves in fight to save Burnham pool
residents took to the airwaves to campaign for the future of the
town's swimming pool on Tuesday morning (January 15th).
were invited to join in a live radio debate about the future of
the threatened pool when BBC Somerset's Radio Bus visited the
town 24 hours before Sedgemoor District Council is due to decide
the pool's fate.
Smith from Burnham Disabled Swimming Club explained that the pool
is "a lifeline" for her members and added that the Berrow
Road facility has helped her walk again.
Graham Witts of St Andrew's Church explained how he's got his
congregation praying for its future.
in a fiery debate, Tom Ashton, Chairman of the Save Our Swimming
Pool campaign group, put his questions about the finances of the
pool directly to Sedgemoor District Council's Ann Bown.
BBC Bus was parked outside the pool throughout Tuesday morning.
photo shows Margaret Smith from Burnham Disabled Swimming Club,
Reverend Graham Witts of St Andrew's Church, being interviewed
beside the BBC's bus by Andrew Enever and Jo Philips on Tuesday
vicar collects 300 signatures in support of pool
swimmers hold protest outside Burnham pool
campaigners demand answers on running costs
turnout at packed swimming pool public meeting
group meets MP to discuss future of pool
meeting set to be held on future of pool
sign petition to save Burnham swimming pool
fight closure of Burnham swimming pool' vow campaigners
swimming pool 'may permanently close by April 2008'