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Future of Westbury's Victorian swimming pool is debated

The future of Westbury's Victorian swimming pool is to be discussed at a public meeting.

Wiltshire Council is reviewing leisure services in the country although nowhere has been earmarked for closure as yet.

But those who use the Victorian pool fear it could be a target and have already started a campaign to save it.

The meeting will take place at The Laverton, in Westbury, at 1900 BST on Thursday.

Bob Lee, one of the main organisers of Save Westbury Swimming Pool, said: "We recently lost our community hospital which was perfectly good, the building wasn't falling down.

"It was a fantastic place and we maybe started a little late on that. We're not going to get caught out this time."

Pam Cox, who regularly uses the pool to ease pain in her joints, said: "It would have a major impact on my life.

"I can't get to another pool and even if I could the temperatures are too cold and I would struggle with it."

Councillor Stuart Wheeler, who is leading the review, has said the popularity of the pool and its history would be taken into account.

A consultation is under way and there will be no announcement until the summer.



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