Save Our Swimming Pool - Burnham-On-SeaThank you for visiting the official web site for the Save Our Swimming (SOS) pool campaign.

This site gives all the latest news and information about the fight to save Burnham-On-Sea Swimming Pool from closure due to financial cutbacks at Sedgemoor District Council. It intends to shut the facility by May 31st if a new owner cannot be found.

Burnham pool's future saved
DELIGHTED campaigners fighting to save Burnham-On-Sea's closure-threatened swimming pool are celebrating today after the district council announced on Tuesday (April 8th) that it had found new owners to take it over. Triathlon champion Sara-Jane Cox and her husband Mark Conklin have been named as the new lease holders. More...

Video: Pool press conference
THIS exclusive online video provides the main presentations during Tuesday lunchtime's press conference to formally introduce the new bosses of Burnham-On-Sea swimming pool. Video includes comments from new bosses Sara-Jane Cox and Mark Conklin. More...

Meet the pool's new bosses...
TRIATHLON champion Sara-Jane Cox and her husband Mark Conklin (pictured) have been named as the new lease holders of Burnham swimming pool, ending months of uncertainty about the facility's future. Sara is the daughter of local hoteliers David and Ann Cox. More...

Hopes high on pool's big day
CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save Burnham-On-Sea's closure-threatened swimming pool are set to hear on Tuesday (April 8th) whether new owners have been found to take it over. Hopes are high that a new owner has been found to take over the facility after Sedgemoor District Council recently confirmed a bidder is interested in taking over the pool. More...

More delay over pool decision
A DECISION about the future of Burnham's closure-threatened swimming pool has been further delayed and will not now be made until April 8th, it was announced on Friday (March 28th). The decision has been put back due to "highly complicated legal processes." More...

Pool prospects given a boost
THE prospect of a new owner being found to take over Burnham-On-Sea's closure-threatened swimming pool rose this week when the district council confirmed that several bids had been received to save the facility. The District Council confirmed more than one bid had been made. More...

Pool's D-day is set for March 26th
THE
fate of Burnham-On-Sea's closure-threatened swimming pool could be decided at the end of March, it was confirmed on Thursday evening (March 6th). Duncan McGinty, the Leader of the District Council, told a meeting that "much groundwork has been made." More...

Pool is 'UK's most threatened'
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 most threatened pools - and Burnham came top. SOS Group Chairman Tom Ashton said it is "very concerning." More...

Five firms show interest in pool
FIVE firms have expressed an interest in taking over Burnham-On-Sea's threatened swimming pool, it was announced on Monday (March 3rd). Teresa Harvey, who is leading the district council's task and finish group, said the council has had a good response. More...

Hundreds sign online petition
THE online petition to save Burnham-On-Sea's swimming pool from closure has become one of the UK's top 200 best-supported petitions on the Prime Minister's official Number 10 Downing Street website. By Friday morning (February 29th), a total of 766 people had signed the petition. More...

Pool community bid gathers pace
CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save Burnham-On-Sea's closure-threatened swimming pool met this week to discuss a possible community bid to take on ownership of the facility. Tom Ashton, Chairman of SOS met local Liberal Democrats to discuss the plan. More...

'Promising progress' in finding pool owner
"PROMISING progress" is being made in the search to find a new owner for Burnham-On-Sea's closure-threatened swimming pool, bosses from Sedgemoor District Council told 150 people at a packed meeting in the town on Thursday (February 7th). The public meeting gave residents a chance to grill the council. More...

Lib Dems back pool protesters
CANMPAIGNERS 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. Tessa Munt (pictured) met Tom Ashton, Chairman of the SOS group. More...

Pool meetings announced
THE dates of a series of a public meetings where local people will be able to quiz councillors about their progress in finding a new owner for Burnham's threatened swimming pool were announced on Thursday afternoon (January 24th). Five meetings are planned. More...

MP takes pool fight to council
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP has met bosses at Sedgemoor District Council to help the campaign to save the town's closure-threatened swimming pool. David Heathcoat-Amory met Council Leader Duncan McGinty and Chief Executive Kerry Rickards. More...

Pool closure deferred until May
HOPES of a last minute reprieve for Burnham-On-Sea swimming pool appear to have been dealt a blow with a decision by district councillors on Wednesday afternoon (January 16th) that the facility will shut on May 31st unless a new owner can be found. More...

It's D-Day for Burnham pool
THE fate of Burnham-On-Sea swimming pool could be finally be decided known later (Wednesday January 16th) when district councillors discuss proposals to shut the facility as part of a cost-cutting measure. A meeting of the full District Council in Burnham's Princess Hall will take place this afternoon. More...

Pool campaigners go on air
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents took to the airwaves to campaign for the future of the town's swimming pool on Tuesday morning (January 15th). Residents were invited to join in a live radio debate about the future of the threatened pool when BBC Somerset visited. More...

Outrage as pool homes unveiled
BURNHAM-On-Sea.com has obtained shocking evidence that proves 34 homes have been earmarked for the land currently occupied by Burnham's swimming pool. Campaigners battling to save the pool say these images "completely destroy" the argument that the district council is shutting the pool purely because it is making a £250,000 a year loss. More...

Swimmers hold pool protest
OVER thirty angry members of local swimming clubs held a noisy protest outside Burnham-On-Sea pool on Saturday morning (January 5th) to air their views about Sedgemoor District Council's controversial plans to shut the facility. The group of protestors included pool users and members of Burnham Swimming Club and Bridgwater Swimming Club. More...

Churchgoers back pool campaign
HUNDREDS of churchgoers in Burnham-On-Sea have backed the fight to save the town's swimming pool from closure. Reverend Graham Witts of St Andrew's Church has this week handed the independent campaign group Save Our Swimming Pool a petition signed by 300 parishioners over the Christmas period. More...

Pool group demands answers
CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save Burnham swimming pool have called into question whether the facility really is losing £250,000 per year, as cash-strapped Sedgemoor District Council claims. The Save Our Swimming Pool (SOS) campaign group has filed a Freedom of Information Request with the council. More...

Huge turnout at pool meeting
MORE than 200 Burnham-On-Sea residents packed into a public meeting on Thursday night (December 20th) to have their say on controversial plans to close the town's swimming pool. A petition signed by 725 students at Highbridge's King Alfred School was unveiled and Conservative councillor Cllr Peter Clayton said he would quit his local party if the closure goes ahead. More...

Pool public meeting announced
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents will be able to have their say on controversial plans to close Burnham-On-Sea swimming pool at a special open meeting this Thursday (December 20th). The event will be held at 6.30pm in Lakeside Holiday Park and will be open to all. More...

Swim pool campaigners meet MP
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP, David Heathcoat-Amory, held talks with campaigners battling to save the town's swimming pool from closure on Friday evening (December 14th). The meeting came after Sedgemoor District Council recently said the pool would close in April 2008. More...

Public meeting to be held on pool
A PUBLIC meeting is set to be held in Burnham-On-Sea next week where residents and users of the town's swimming pool will be able to air their views about the controversial plans to shut the facility. The event is being organised by Burnham campaign group SOS - Save Our Swimming pool. More...

700 sign petition to save pool
OVER 700 people have already signed a petition calling for Burnham-On-Sea's swimming pool to be saved from closure. The signatures have been collected in the first three days of the campaign to save the Berrow Road facility from cost-cutting plans by Sedgemoor District Council. More...

New group vows to fight pool closure
A NEW campaign group has been set up in Burnham-On-Sea to fight controversial plans to permanently close the town's swimming pool. Burnham-On-Sea.com reported on Wednesday how cash-strapped Sedgemoor District Council had announced plans to shut the Berrow Road pool by April 2008. More...

Pool 'could shut by April 2008'
BURNHAM-On-Sea's swimming pool could be set to permanently close next year under controversial proposals unveiled by the cash-strapped district council on Wednesday (December 5th). Sedgemoor District Council's Executive Committee announced on Wednesday it may permanently shut the pool by April 2008. More...

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