Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, is delighted by the response from residents to the newly launched online version of the 50m Pool Petition and hopes to get 1,000 before Christmas. The online petition has been backed by Olympic Diver Chris Mears, who was the first signatory.
Recently 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 Ė with adjustable floors Ė 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: ďWhile I am pleased that residents are rushing to sign up to the petition for a new 50m swimming pool, I am not surprised that plans for an exciting new leisure centre are proving popular. Over a thousand residents agree that it just makes long-term sense to provide children and adults in Brighton & Hove with the most flexible facilities. I am sure that weíll have many more signatures as the 50m pool campaign gains momentum Ė letís get 1,000 before Christmas.Ē