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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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2016-12-04 19:00:04 +0000

Important stuff to read and hope to see you on Dec 13th

2016-11-29 14:30:26 +0000

We have a 3 minute slot at the Policies meeting on Thursday at 7pm -Hendon Town Hall

2016-11-28 12:12:00 +0000

Despite over 9000 signatures the Sports Consultancy recommend that no deep water pool is included in the 30 million pound leisure centres.
The Sports Consultancy also were commissioned to write the first feasibility study. We have grave concerns that this is not open, fair or unbiased.

2016-11-28 12:05:35 +0000

Don't forget we are handing in our petition today at 4.30pm at North London Business Park

2016-11-25 19:38:40 +0000

2016-11-23 22:16:12 +0000

Even though over 8500 have signed - Barnet council still say NO to including diving in the new 30 million pound leisure centres. The report by the Sports Consultancy is full of inaccuracies even now.

2016-11-23 09:28:09 +0000

Come and support us handing in our petition!

2016-11-20 10:28:00 +0000

Exciting news - we have smashed our 7000 signatures goal and now have 8500 in total! Each and every one of you is part of our campaign! Thank you!
We have two dates for you:
Handing in the petition on Monday 28th November 4.30pm at North London Business Park
13th December - Full Council Meeting - details to follow.
The campaign is not yet over - stay posted on Twitter & FB for updates!

2016-11-11 18:47:19 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2016-10-26 10:32:45 +0100

The Residents Forums are this evening. Please do attend if you can. We will be at Hendon Town Hall at 6.30pm. Hope to see you there #SaveBarnetDiving

2016-10-24 18:30:45 +0100

2016-10-23 16:10:30 +0100

An update on #SaveBarnetDiving - Barnet Council are conducting another feasibility review over the next few weeks with The Sports Consultancy. This of course doesn't guarantee anything but it is a shift from the council to at least review the diving facility in the new 30 million pound Leisure Centres. We now have 5200 signatures but time is running out to get to our goal of 7000. Planning permission is now live but does not include a review of diving as the council minuted. We really do need your help again please. This last push could secure us a full council meeting but we have to work quickly. We are out on the streets again today gaining paper signatures and would love if you can share our on line petition. You can sign from anywhere in the U.K.
If anyone has any contacts in the world of Sport Funding that can help guide us through these last crucial weeks we would also be very grateful. Thanks for reading. Please message me if you need any more info.

2016-10-17 11:33:37 +0100

We now have over 900 paper signatures! So are looking at around 5200.
We need 1800 more! Please keep sharing! Thank you.

2016-09-26 11:17:02 +0100

2016-09-15 14:39:47 +0100

Please would you mind forwarding the message below to all friends and family

Dear All,
We are a group of parents trying to save the Diving facility at Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre. The diving facility is being removed when two new leisure centres are being built. We would appreciate if you could forward our petition to parents, teachers, friends, colleagues & family to sign and share for us please. It takes less than a minute:
Our aim is to reach 7000 signatures to trigger a full council debate.
If you have time, please answer these three short questions:
Thank you for you time & please follow our progress on:

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