New Temple Cowley Pools & Fitness Centre!

The Campaign for a New Temple Cowley Pools & Fitness Centre!


Thanks, Oxfordshire Guardian!

Posted on July 7, 2016 at 3:20 PM

Our thanks go to the mighty Oxfordshire Guardian, who featured the Save Temple Cowley Pools Campaign on their front page. Brilliant.

And some interesting quotes on the inside - the City Council refuse to "confirm or deny" that the Blackbird Leys swimming pool roof is leaking. We know it is, because we've seen it leaking when it rains, and we have the pictures to prove it. Remember, the City Council and the sheeple Labour Councillors playing 'follow my leader' continually condemned the Temple Cowley Pools building for being at "end of life" and "at risk of catastrophic failure". While we demonstrated clearly and repeatedly that every accusation was a combination of inaccurate, incomplete, misleading and untrue.

Well, even the demolition team on site at the moment are saying there's nothing wrong with Temple Cowley Pools, built in 1986, while the shiny new one at Blackbird Leys, opened in 2015, clearly does have things wrong with it. The wrong size (only 25m), the wrong place (on a 20mph residential estate away from the rest of East Oxford) and the wrong facilities. And it leaks.

All costing us, the taxpayers, over £13m when TCP could have been completely refurbished by the Council for £3m. Or handed to us to run at no expense to the public purse. Shame on the City Council, the senior officers paid so much to run it so badly, and the Labour Councillors who vote for the party rather than the people they have been elected to represent. They all need to do the right thing, before the building is gone; and they are forced to rebuild it when Catalyst's planning application does not get approval...

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