Residents rally in bid to save swimming pool

Wednesday 27th November 2019 8:30 am
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Aberaeron Swimming Pool. Photo: Google ()

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A campaign is being launched to help save Aberaeron’s swimming pool.

Cllr Elizabeth Evans warned last month that the popular pool was in ‘grave danger of closure’ due to funding cuts, unless action was taken.

Cllr Evans said she remains optimistic over its future, praising locals who she says have ‘inundated’ her with offers of help – both pool users as well as residents who do not use the pool but wished to help in some way.

“We cannot lose the pool – and we’re not going to lose the pool,” she said.

“It is clear that there is a real sense of community ownership regarding our pool and everyone wants to see it succeed.”

This week she attended a ‘positive’ meeting with officers from the council’s leisure services department and the pool manager which, she said, recognised there were ‘significant’ financial challenges ahead.

“It was agreed that we work collaboratively to find a positive way forward so that the pool can be financially sustainable,” she added.

The campaign will kick off with the launch a fundraising drive for a new boiler - which Cllr Evans said is essential to the pool’s survival.­

See this week’s South Ceredigion paper for the full story, available in shops and as a digital edition now

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