84% agree a new swimming pool in Dawley would benefit the local economy

Telford & Wrekin Council is taking the next steps towards its proposals to build a new swimming pool in the Dawley area. 84% of respondents in the recent consultation strongly agree a new swimming pool in Dawley would benefit the local economy.

84%  agree a new swimming pool in Dawley would benefit the local economy

Councillor Shaun Davies, leader of Telford &Wrekin Council, said:

“We are committed to creating a better borough for our residents and one way we can do this is to make sure people have good access to first rate leisure facilities.  The council has an amazing track record in swimming in Telford and believe we are the only local authority in the country to offer free swimming to under 25s and just £1 for over 50sand concessionary groups.  We are doing this to ensure these groups can access health and fitness without cost being a barrier.

“We also recognise that some parts of the borough need additional investment in facilities, which is why we are bringing forward plans to build a new pool in the Dawley area.

“The initial consultation shows overwhelming support for the proposals and highlights our commitment to building more leisure facilities in Telford.  We are on the side of residents who have told us they support our proposals for further investment in their health and wellbeing.”

Councillor Bob Wennington, recently elected member for Dawley & Aqueduct ward, added:

“I have been talking to hundreds of local residents over the past few weeks and months and they have made it clear that a new swimming pool is a priority for them and their families.  I look forward to working with the council leader and the authority as a whole to help make this happen.”

More information on the Dawley pool consultation process can be found here.



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