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County council jumps in to save Kingsbury Pool

Wednesday 23rd December, 2009

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Securing the immediate future of Kingsbury Pool is a clear signal that we believe this facility is important in the community and we hope that it will continue to be.
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Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Warwickshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Children, Young People and Families
Warwickshire County Council’s Cabinet has agreed to safeguard the immediate future of popular Kingsbury Pool by rubber-stamping its funding for a further year.

The county council, in partnership with the parish council, originally took over the management of the pool 13 years ago when the school could no longer afford to keep it open.

Due to current budget pressures, the authority looked at alternative ways in which it could keep the swimming pool open for the community to continue to enjoy.

But yesterday’s Cabinet meeting saw the county council approve funding from 1 April 2010. A steering group has also been tasked with securing the long term future of the pool through additional funding and a review of pricing and marketing strategies.

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Warwickshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Children, Young People and Families, said: “We recognise how significant this pool is for the community and in particular the children from schools who learn to swim there.

“The county council is keen to support positive activities for young people and maintain a facility which will prove valuable as we approach the 2012 Olympic Games.

“Securing the immediate future of Kingsbury Pool is a clear signal that we believe this facility is important in the community and we hope that it will continue to be.”