Plea to help pool

Local residents are hoping the community will rally round to raise funds to make up the shortfall needed to get the Bridgnorth pool open again. A crowdfunding site has been set up by local resident Rachel Mills, and Nancy Brown held a public meeting in June to raise awareness of the issue. The pool, which has been shut since September, has had to undergo unforeseen extensive repair work to steel structures which were holding the roof up. Rachel said, “Bridgnorth pool is an essential resource for our town. It’s so important for youngsters in Bridgnorth to learn this potentially lifesaving skill; and so many other members of the community, including the school and the swimming club, rely on it.”
Chair of governors at Bridgnorth Endowed School Mark Freethy said, “The additional repairs were unexpected and, whilst we received good support from Sport England and the DfE emergency improvement fund, we are still some £70k short of the total needed. Halo Leisure are managing the works on behalf of the school and it’s hoped the pool will reopen before the summer holidays. I hope we can get the community behind this effort to raise the last element of funding so that Halo can complete the work they started and give the town better facilities than ever.”

The crowdfunding site can be found at justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bridgnorthpool

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