Just a few days after calling on residents to help get 1,000 signatures for the support for the King Alfred 50m swimming pool, Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, is delighted that the target has been smashed.
With backing from the famous Shiverers Swimming Club, Mike 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.
Supporters include Olympic diver Chris Mears, the Amateur Swimming Association, Shiverers Swimming Club, Swimtrek, Brighton Swimming Centre, Brighton Swimming Club, and Dolphins Disabled Swimming Club. To sign the online petition, click here.
Commenting, Mike said: “It’s amazing that just a few days after calling on residents to help get 1,000 online signatures we’ve smashed that target. Let’s now push to get 2,000 signatures. More and more residents agree that it just makes long-term sense to provide children and adults in Brighton & Hove with the most flexible facilities.”