Look into this and learn

ONCE again we have the council giving Henry Boot an extra six months to submit plans for the redevelopment of the old Tropicana, in which

ONCE again we have the council giving Henry Boot an extra six months to submit plans for the redevelopment of the old Tropicana, in which the only thing of interest to us is a swimming pool. We have no idea of its size, or how long will it be with us. Over a year ago I wrote a letter asking North Somerset Council how much of an effort had been put into finding out how much it would cost to give the ratepayers a pool? No answer. I had read in the national press that in London the council of Hackney had a similar situation to us. Its London Fields Lido was closed in 1985, but it decided to refurbish it. The new pool is 50m long. It cost £2.5 million, paid for by the council, which also investigated having a bubble roof put on it in the winter. The cost of this was put at under £500,000 but they went with just a heated pool for now. Is it not possible that Councillor Elfan Ap Rees could look into this and learn about what they have achieved? I also wrote a letter covering a news feature on the Heritage Lottery Fund in which their Stephen Johnson said "the lottery fund could help or even pay to build a pool for councils, but once built, it has to be run and maintained by the various councils out of admission charges". All this was in early 2006. Could not one of our senior councillors at least look into the points I have raised?LAWRENCE F ORME - Shrubbery Avenue, Weston


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