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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.
pool's future saved
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.
Pool press conference
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...
the pool's new bosses...
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.
high on pool's big day
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.
delay over pool 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...
prospects given a boost
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.
D-day is set for March 26th
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).
McGinty, the Leader of the District Council, told a meeting that "much
groundwork has been made." More...
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
firms show interest in pool
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...
sign online petition
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.
community bid gathers pace
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...
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.
Dems back pool protesters
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...
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...
takes pool fight to council
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.
closure deferred until May
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.
D-Day for Burnham pool
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...
campaigners go on air
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...
as pool homes unveiled
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.
hold pool protest
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.
back pool campaign
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.
group demands answers
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.
turnout at pool meeting
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
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...
public meeting announced
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...
pool campaigners meet MP
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...
meeting to be held on pool
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.
sign petition to save pool
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.
group vows to fight pool closure
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.
'could shut by April 2008'
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.
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