On Tuesday 17th May Tendring District Councillors Steady, Yallop and Chapman, together with Town Councillor Ian Block, who has Special Responsibility for the swimming pool, held a meeting with an Officer from Tendring District Council and put forward some ideas on the repairs of the swimming pool. Every idea is being explored, but we are all aware of the cost of keeping the pool open.
The repairs are only a minor part of the equation. The pool has a deficit of approx. £50k per year and each swim is being subsidised by approx. £7.20. Wages being the biggest expense. We have had offers to do the groundwork for the repairs in a hope that Tendring District Council will open the pool this year and enable us time to look into other ways of funding the pool for continued use.
The pool is built on salt marsh and mud so because of the continuous movement it is impossible to put a roof over it.
Representations have been made to Tendring’s Cabinet Members. A presentation has been given to the Corporate Director at Tendring to be added as an appendix to his report, which went before the Management Team on May 18th.