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To: Derby City Council

Save Moorways Swimming Pool

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Mark Stewart
Save Moorways Swimming Pool

While we agree that Moorways Pool is old and in need of repair, we urge the council to postpone any closure until a replacement facility is ready.

Why is this important?

Swimming is an essential skill that can save lives, promote better health, and be an enjoyable hobby for all people, of any age, gender, or cultural background. For example, disabled people with limited land movement particularly find swimming an essential activity.

If this pool closes, the sole remaining one is far too small to cope with everyone who would wish to use it, services would have to be limited there, to allow for lessons, clubs, and a reasonable amount of time still allocated to public use.
Derby is a city of approx 250,000 people, one public swimming pool in town is not enough.

There has been other options and suggestions made by local people, but they feel that their opinions are being ignored.

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Reasons for signing

  • It is a vital facility
  • Swimming is so important for kids to be able to do to save themselves enjoy and build their confidence
  • Its should be every child's right to learn how to swim, without school lessons - some kids will never learn, this is just not acceptable in this day & age. The state of both Derby swimming pools being closed is a disgrace.

Updates

2014-12-12 10:55:44 +0000

The 2000 signatures point was reached, and this is half way towards the initial target needed by mid January, for the council to hold a debate on the subject.
In less than a week this was a fantastic milestone to hit, Thanks to everyone who supported.

2014-12-08 15:54:52 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2014-12-06 22:16:52 +0000

500 signatures reached

2014-12-06 13:57:55 +0000

100 signatures reached

2014-12-06 13:21:37 +0000

50 signatures reached

2014-12-06 13:11:45 +0000

25 signatures reached

2014-12-06 13:03:51 +0000

10 signatures reached