Shropshire Star

Councillors call for one-year delay on Shrewsbury swimming pool decision

A decision on the future of Shrewsbury's swimming pool should be deferred for 12 months, say town councillors.


Members of Shrewsbury Town Council said it was too soon to decide where the town's pool should be based. They said more time was needed for groups in the town to come up with a business case to keep the pool at its existing base in the Quarry.

It comes after Stephen Gillian, a member of the Quarry Swimming and Fitness Forum, asked councillors at a meeting of the council last night whether they supported Shropshire Council's decision to make a recommendation on the location of the town's future swimming provision on July 13.

Councillor Alan Mosley, leader of the town council, said the authority believed that the town's pool must remain in the town centre at its current location.

Councillors agreed they are prepared to seek expertise in carrying out an assessment aimed at providing a business plan, an economic assessment of options and a report on the current premises' conditions.

"In the circumstances we believe that a decision on any alternative siting is premature at this time and should be deferred for a period of 12 months to allow this further work to be completed," said Councillor Mosley.

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