Due to overwhelming demand, Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has launched an online version of the 50m Pool Petition. The online petition has been backed by Olympic Diver Chris Mears, who was the first signatory.
Last month Mike, along with the famous Shiverers Swimming Club, launched a petition for a new 50m pool in Hove. Advantages of a dividable 50m swimming pool – with adjustable floors – include cost and flexibility. A petition backing the wishes of residents was recently drawn up in order to highlight the desire locally for first-rate, flexible facilities. Parents, young swimmers, swimming groups and sports clubs have all backed the campaign for a dividable 50m facility.
Principal backers include Olympic diver Chris Mears, the Amateur Swimming Association and the Shiverers Swimming Club. To sign the online petition, click here.
Commenting, Mike said: “I am delighted that Chris Mears has agreed to back this entirely sensible proposal. Residents clearly want a first-rate 50m swimming pool with diving facilities. As well as embracing the Olympic legacy after the success of the London 2012 Games, it just makes long-term sense to provide children and adults in Brighton & Hove with the most flexible facilities.”