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Lockerbie swimming pool fund reversal bid

9 February 10 09:55 GMT

An attempt is being made to reverse a council's decision not to support a south of Scotland swimming pool bid.

A special motion has been submitted to Dumfries and Galloway Council trying to overturn a committee decision to strike the Lockerbie scheme from future plans.

Councillors voted against backing the bid due to concerns over the financial implications of providing support.

However, a full council meeting later this week will now be asked to reconsider that move.

A total of 13 councillors have signed a special motion calling on the full council to overturn the decision.

Council officers have estimated the project could cost the local authority about £2m in building costs and a further £150,000-a-year to help run.

Those concerns prompted the resources committee to vote 9-5 against supporting the scheme, despite a 3,000-signature petition backing it.

The project will now be considered again at a full council meeting on Thursday.

A special motion argues that not all information available was put before councillors at the committee meeting.

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