Page last updated at 18:14 GMT, Monday, 20 July 2009 19:14 UK

Closure date for town's pool set

Sedgemoor Splash
The site of the swimming pool is to be sold off to save money

Bridgwater will be without any public swimming facilities from the end of August following a decision to close the existing Splash pool.

Sedgemoor District Council had originally agreed to not close the pool until a new one was built, but said it had run out of money.

A spokesman said closing the pool would ensure the money saved would go towards a new facility at Chilton Trinity.

The decision to close the pool and sell the land met with strong opposition.

Earlier this month swimmers staged a protest outside in a last minute attempt to save their pool.

Sedgemoor District Council claimed the pool currently costs the tax payer £700,000 per year.

The spokesman added it was aiming for 2012 as a timescale for a new pool and the council had committed £1.5m towards the pool at the Chilton Trinity site.



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