February 1, 2008
Lib Dems give their support to Burnham pool campaigners
battling to save Burnham-On-Sea swimming pool from possible closure
have been given the support of the town's Liberal Democrat prospective
parliamentary candidate this week.
Munt (pictured below) met Tom Ashton, Chairman of the Save Our
Swimming pool campaign group, on Thursday (January 31st) to discuss
the threatened closure of the pool.
Ashton told Burnham-On-Sea.com after the two-hour meeting: "It
was a very positive session, in which Tessa and the Liberal Democrats
gave us their full support."
was adamant that the closure should not go ahead and told me she
would also support a community-funded bid to run the pool if another
company cannot be found to take it on in time for the May deadline."
month, Sedgemoor District Council deferred its final decision
on whether to close the pool until May 31st to give a task group
more time to find new owners for the facility.
MP, David Heathcoat-Amory, has also been very vocal in his support
of those campaigning against the closure.
Ashton added: "I'm very pleased that we have got strong cross-party
meets council bosses in fight to save Burnham pool
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