March 3, 2008
companies show interest in taking over Burnham-On-Sea pool
companies have so far expressed an interest in taking over Burnham-On-Sea's
threatened swimming pool, it was announced on Monday evening (March
Harvey, who is leading Sedgemoor District Council's 'Task and
Finish Group' to find a new owner to take over the facility, told
a meeting of town councillors that
the council has a positive response from interested parties.
companies have shown an interest in taking on the pool's 99-year
lease," she told the meeting.
of the firms are keen and ready to move forward, while the three
others are new."
news comes after Burnham-On-Sea.com reported last
month that the pool's lease is currently being advertised.
Sealed tenders are being accepted until March 17th and the offers
will be considered by the district council on March 26th.
very positive we're going to have a good response," added
District Council, the pool's current owner, intends to shut the
facility at the end of May unless a new owner can be found in
a bid to reduce the council's £1.8m funding shortfall.
during Monday's meeting, Tom Ashton, Chairman of the Save Our
Swimming pool (SOS) group, congratulated the town council for
putting pressure on the district council to keep the pool open.
huge campaign to save the threatened pool is underway by the SOS
group which is backed by Burnham-On-Sea.com which is the home
of the group's official
'Save Our Swimming Pool' website
sign online swimming pool petition
lease is advertised in bid to find new owner
held on possible community bid for Burnham pool
progress' made in search for new pool owner
Democrats give Burnham pool campaigners a boost
meets council bosses in fight to save Burnham pool
of public meetings set up to discuss pool progress
of a last-minute reprieve for pool are dashed
scheme was considered for pool site in 2006
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'