Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

November 10, 2005
Proposed regional 'health campus' could be based in Burnham-On-Sea

Burnham-On-Sea swimming pool

Ambitious proposals for a regional 'health campus' - which could be based in Burnham-On-Sea and include a brand new swimming pool - were unveiled this week.

Although a decision on the future of Burnham's existing swimming pool has been put on hold until January, Sedgemoor District Council's executive committee discussed the plan for a brand new health campus of 'regional significance'.

Sedgemoor District Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Given SDC's commitment to ensuring that adequate swimming provision is always a feature of this district - whilst remaining mindful of the Council’s duty to ensure that council tax payers' money is used well - resolution of the matter will be deferred to an executive meeting in January."

"Further information will be provided on a preliminary assessment of the council’s ability to create, in partnership with others, a 'Health Campus' of regional significance."

She added that the possibility of creating a "jointly funded swimming pool complex for the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area with minimised revenue costs to Sedgemoor District Council" would be discussed.

The council's executive committee also decided that King Alfred Sports Centre would be transferred to Somerset County Council at the earliest opportunity - at no cost to Sedgemoor District Council.

The future of Burnham-On-Sea's 35-year-old swimming pool has been hanging in the balance for several months.

Extensive maintenance work is needed to bring the facilities and changing rooms up to modern standards - and the building could be levelled and rebuilt or the site sold off.


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