Newcastle City Council
United Kingdom

The Council is proposing to change the use of the second pool located in the centre of Newcastle. Its new use will be a youth facility for disadvantaged children. It involves the renovation of the old disused school building behind the city pool and a change of use of the second pool.

We are not opposed to the provision of new facilities for the people of Newcastle but we are against the removal of them. The loss of this city centre pool would have massive implications on Newcastle public and competitive swimming. There are no plans to replace this facility. The pool is regularly used by swimmers, sports groups, schools and churches. Its loss would be detrimental to people of Newcastle.

A youth development project would be a welcome addition to Newcastle but in the correct location and not to the detriment of the minimal sports facilities currently available to Geordie's at present.

We, the undersigned, call upon Newcastle City Council to reconsider the plan to change the use of Newcastle City Pool's second pool.

We believe it is a historic and vital part of the city's sporting heritage and will play a key role in the city's future sporting provision for its citizens.

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The Save Newcastle City Pool petition to Newcastle City Council was written by Robert Whittle and is in the category Sports at GoPetition.