Published: March 6, 2008
Burnham-On-Sea pool 'is UK's most threatened swimming pool'

Burnham-On-Sea's swimming pool has this week been named the UK's most-threatened swimmimg pool.

The Daily Telegraph published a list of the least safest pools in terms of their future operation and Burnham came top.

Tom Ashton of Burnham's Save Our Swimming Pool group (pictured holding the article) said: "It is very concerning that the pool has been recognised in this way - we are doing everything we can to ensure the pool's future is safeguarded."

In the article, Duncan Goodhew, the British Olympic swimming gold medallist, states: "It's a disgrace, a national scandal. Every school within a certain radius must have a pool, and every Specialist Sports College should have a pool. A swimming pool is not something a school should have to fight for."


Official 'Save Our Swimming Pool' website

Five groups show interest in taking over pool
Hundreds sign online swimming pool petition
Pool's lease is advertised in bid to find new owner
Talks held on possible community bid for Burnham pool
'Promising progress' made in search for new pool owner
Liberal Democrats give Burnham pool campaigners a boost
MP meets council bosses in fight to save Burnham pool
Series of public meetings set up to discuss pool progress
Hopes of a last-minute reprieve for pool are dashed
Housing scheme was considered for pool site in 2006
Burnham vicar collects 300 signatures in support of pool
Angry swimmers hold protest outside Burnham pool
Pool campaigners demand answers on running costs
Huge turnout at packed swimming pool public meeting
Campaign group meets MP to discuss future of pool
Public meeting set to be held on future of pool
700 sign petition to save Burnham swimming pool
'We'll fight closure of Burnham swimming pool' vow campaigners
Burnham swimming pool 'may permanently close by April 2008'


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