Liskeard's pool is one of several in Cornwall still not open. and there are concerns on what the future will hold unless urgent funding comes through

Last ditch call for help to reopen Cornwall’s pools

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CORNWALL Council says it is exploring every possible option it can to get swimming pools open again as the writing on the wall begins to look increasingly stark.

Provider GLL has said it faces a £5million shortfall.

With a further loss of income predicted, and redundancy talks now underway, it has made a last-ditch request for help from the local authority.

Meanwhile, growing concerns over the future of the leisure facilities have led to protests in Bude and St Ives.

Centres in Launceston and Saltash are still completely shut and pools remain closed in Liskeard and Bude. Bodmin’s pool has just reopened with swimming available in bookable time slots.

Following an informal meeting of Cornwall Council’s cabinet last week, during which various proposals to solve the situation were discussed, GLL has now met again with the Council, and a formal paper will go to Cabinet this week for a decision to be made.

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Source: Cornish Times

Original publication 20 September, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 7th October 2020

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