Proposed regional 'health campus' could
be based in Burnham-On-Sea
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.
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'.
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 Councils
duty to ensure that council tax payers' money is used well - resolution
of the matter will be deferred to an executive meeting in January."
information will be provided on a preliminary assessment of the
councils ability to create, in partnership with others,
a 'Health Campus' of regional significance."
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.
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.
future of Burnham-On-Sea's 35-year-old swimming pool has been
hanging in the balance for several months.
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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