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plymouth, seaton swimming pool closure

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Message 1 - posted by skipster2k2, Jan 30, 2006

What do you think of the closure of Seaton Swimming pool? Is it the loss of a valuable resource for local people, or are the city council right to close a pool losing 100,000 a year?
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Message 2 - posted by U2426416 - alt id 6, Jan 30, 2006

Of course it had to be closed. It was an expensive underused embarrassment to my parish of Knackersknowle.
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Message 3 - posted by U2487692, Jan 30, 2006

I've been there. It's tacky old army pool falling apart and used by very few. There are loads of better pools for clubs and individuals all over the city.
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Message 4 - posted by skipster2k2, Jan 31, 2006

Langholme could you tell me where these other pools are I only know Seaton and Central Park (havent lived in Plymouth that long). Seaton is quite useful for me as its close to work so I can go on my lunch break. I admit its tacky but it would take relatively little to do it up. Seems silly to close a public resource that is making a loss when the plymouth dome is being kept open which is also making a loss and provides much less recreation to local people.
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Message 5 - posted by U2379384 - alt id 3, Jan 31, 2006

I've been told there are about 20 x 25m plus pools in the city.I've recently been involved with family members who have swum at the Devonshire, Ford Park, HMS Drake, Elfordleigh, China Fleet and more.
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Message 6 - posted by skipster2k2, Feb 1, 2006

A lot of the ones you listed require you to be members of the club that owns them though, which are usually a ludicrous price if all you want to do is swim!
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Message 7 - posted by U2426416 - alt id 6, Feb 1, 2006

Isn't Central Park enough for everyone?
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Message 8 - posted by skipster2k2, Feb 1, 2006

I go to central park in the evenings and it is always busy, also some clubs aernt allowed to use the pool, for example my local canoe club isnt allowed to use the pool for practice and teaching beginners, whereas we are at seaton so no central park isnt enough for everyone.
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Message 9 - posted by green gent, Oct 12, 2007


I am having similar problem with my local council (Leeds).
They are knocking down a popular sports centr, which is 32 years old.
And the replacment will have fewer facilities, ie no squash, diving pool and sauna.
It would have cost 6 million for a total refurb, and 17 million for a new building.
The new one will be a built using private finance (PFI) and maintained by the same company.
The council will be paying for it for the next 25 years, just like a mortgage.
Just like they are doing with alot of schools.

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