Having recently held a packed public meeting on the future of the King Alfred Leisure Centre, Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has condemned a report on the leisure facility made by a secretive Brighton & Hove City Council cross-party Project Board.
The Brighton & Hove City Council Policy & Resources Committee is meeting on Thursday 11th July to rubber stamp a series of recommendations. However, Mike was astonished to learn that plans for a 50m swimming pool have been abandoned at this early stage, in favour an inferior 25m pool. To read the report, click here.
Commenting, Mike said: I was incredibly disappointed by the outcome of this report. Not embracing a 50m pool is a completely wasted opportunity. It was abundantly clear from the public meeting that I recently held that residents overwhelming support a 50m pool and it appears that the council has failed to listen. This decision, if it is approved at the committee meeting, demonstrates a complete lack of vision, particularly when we are supposed to build upon our Olympic legacy.