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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.
#Barnet #BarnetCopthall #Copthall #Crowdfundldn #SaveBarnetDiving #NorthLondon

How it will be delivered

London Borough of Barnet

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2019-11-23 21:19:17 +0000

We’ve only gone and launched our website:

2019-08-31 14:05:02 +0100

The saddest post so far. Yesterday Barnet Copthall Deep Water pool closed for demolition. We are beyond heartbroken. The last three years we have been bowled over by the level of support from everyone that's signed and shared this petition. We still need people to sign and share the petition as when we apply for major capital funding it shows the amazing people power behind our plans to replace this prized grass roots facility. Please do follow us on social and post your comments as it all helps! Thank you

2019-07-06 10:24:06 +0100

Dear All,
So the time has nearly come that the bulldozers arrive to demolish the only deep water pool in Barnet, North London. Children and adults alike are truly heartbroken. The end of a 40 year era at Barnet Copthall.
We are asking all of our friends, families and supporters to please send the petition on again:
Thank you for signing the petition #SaveBarnetDiving, can you help spread the word by forwarding the link below to your friends?

2019-04-23 11:40:51 +0100

Hi Everyone! We need just five minutes of your time please. Please have your say on the new Copthall Master Plan. The plan still does not include the deep water pool despite many additions to the Copthall site ( which we support)

2019-04-08 09:32:49 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2019-04-08 08:17:06 +0100

What can YOU do to help:
Comment, share, repost, tweet our posts on social links below.
Share the petition on Whatsapp / Text / Email the petition link. We are finding lots of people don’t know due to the campaign being over 2.5 years ago.
Email Sadiq Khan
[email protected] - The Mayors CrowdfundLDN team refused our pitch for 50K - despite there being a one million pound fund. Of which they only awarded 700K
The MP for the Hendon Ward, where the only deep water pool is located, is Dr Matthew Offord.
[email protected]

Keep at it everyone! We are not going down without a fight.
Thank you.
Tell everyone you know!

2019-04-08 08:15:50 +0100

We are only 22 sigs away from 10K
When you share the petition on average we get between 1 and 5 new signatures!

2019-03-19 21:30:01 +0000

Please keep sharing. Only 300 signs more to hit 10K!

2019-03-14 15:35:26 +0000

We are asking our new supporters and old friends to help spread the petition again.

2018-07-21 15:12:56 +0100

Hi All! We need a little favour please - can you leave us a positive comment our our exciting project page here:
Please do ask friends and family also! The more the merrier! Thank you

2018-04-21 06:20:38 +0100

Our recent update

2018-03-30 09:20:54 +0100

This is a MUST watch - exactly the type of activity we want to make the norm in North London ( the Aviva voting is closed but the video is fab)

2018-03-30 09:09:09 +0100

Follow us on LinkedIn too

2018-03-30 09:06:34 +0100

Love our new Patron joining Joanna Lumley

2018-03-30 09:05:17 +0100

Excited to announce we have joined the Young Barnet Foundation

* A portion of the signature total has been collected offline and has not yet been verified by 38 Degrees.