1,000 signatures reached
To: Vale of the White Horse District Council
Open Abbey Meadow Outdoor Pool NOW!
Open Abbey Meadow Outdoor Pool and sprinklers NOW!
Why is this important?
Chipping Norton, Banbury, Wallingford, Reading, High Wycombe and Hinskey are all outdoor pools that are OPEN right now! And FULLY BOOKED! Try getting a slot at Hinksey - good luck!
Why not Abingdon?
The council say 'covid - no money'.
We say, covid - get healthy outdoor swimming.
We say, covid - improve your mental health through exercise.
We say, covid - bring people into the town centre to support struggling businesses.
We say covid - staycation and go to the pool!
The pool should be running extra sessions from 6am until 10pm in the summer to get everyone in - not staying shut up.
All those other pools can be run at extra capacity, so is it just poor management?
We say no to Abingdon becoming a ghost town dormitory to Oxford - the pool brings tens of thousands of people into the town centre every summer, supporting local businesses and the wider economy. Where will those business rates be coming from when the whole of Abingdon closes?
Open the Pool now - it is not a dispensable, last on the list, afterthought - it is an essential public asset.
The splashpark and the kiosk are shut as well, which is bonkers - the toilets keep getting closed - what is going on? This is the beating heart of Abingdon!
Support the pool, let's get it open, let's send the Vale of the White Horse District Council a message. You've got the control of the council now Lib Dems - show us that you can use this opportunity that the people of Abingdon gave you wisely.
How it will be delivered
E-mail them and deliver talk at the council meeting.