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To: Barnet Council
We want you to reverse the decision to remove the diving facility at Barnet Copthall.
Why is this important?
Barnet Copthalls deep water pool has now closed for demolition. We thank each and every one of you that has supported us for the last three years non stop. We still need petition signatures as the people power behind this great cause stands us in good stead for future funding. Please help us reach 11,000 signatures!
The pool is now closed pending demolition despite the public outcry to save it.
Barnet has spent 47 million pounds on two new leisure centres but could not find a solution for one diving board. Many promises were made, but we have had to walk through treacle to move forward even slightly. The Mayor of Londons Crowdfundldn team were also told by Barnet that their scheme was unaffordable, they didn't mention ours.
The pool as you know is unique in the fact that there is no other like it between East London & Luton. It is large enough for Regional competitions, has a moveable floor and a five diving metre platform . The users of the pool are beyond heartbroken, particularly the children who have been out on the streets gaining signatures, raising funds through triathlons and attending council meetings. The scuba divers, public divers, dive lessons, squad divers, synchro, water polo and deep water fitness and aquatic fitness and therapy users are all also beyond consolable.
Personally although the last three years have taken their toll on us all mentally and emotionally it makes us more determined to replace this prized community grass roots facility and protect the Olympic Legacy of London 2012! This is a tragic loss to the Barnet Borough. Decreasing physical activity in 2019 is beyond comprehendible. Barnet are also building 12,000 new homes and reducing water space.
We want to build a game changing, fully inclusive, deep water pool for Barnet. We will have 50 aquatic activities every week and aim to have moveable steps into the pool and lifts up to the diving platforms!
We ask that you stick with us on this bumpy but worthy journey. Please keep sharing the petition and follow us on all social media channels. Comments are more than welcome.
Thanks for reading.
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