Monday, May 17, 2010

700 letters of objection to the plan to close Nairn Swimming Pool

Save Nairn Swimming Pool activist Loreine Thomson has now collected more than 700 letters of objection to the Pool Closure Plan. She told the Gurn:
'I have received almost 700 letters of objection regarding the swimming pool with more coming in each day. Almost 35% of the objectors live outside the town - Forres, Dyke, Cawdor, Piperhill, Culloden, Balloch, Elgin, Geddes etc. - the need for our Pool impacts on a very wide community catchment area and on all ages.

Our Swimming Club is one of the best nationally and regularly contributes swimmers to our national teams. If the Pool closes, Scotland will lose potential swimmers for the Commonweath Games in 2014. The Pools at Culloden and Inverness are not at all suitable for the Swimming clubs.

Highland Council promote 'a Healthier Highlands' as part of the Highland wide Local Development Plan - are they setting aside this goal even before the Plan has passed the first stage! Come on Highland Council stand by what you write, keep Nairn Swimming Pool open.'

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