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To: Glasgow Life

Stop potential closure of Drumchapel Swimming Pool

Drumchapel pool will not be closing to meet looming budget cuts, it has been confirmed.

The deputy leader of Glasgow City Council has said closing the pool will not be included in this year’s budget plan.

Stop potential closure of Drumchapel Swimming Pool

Promise that you will not close the Drumchapel Swimming Pool.

Why is this important?

The swimming pool is part of Drumchapel history and community children, parents and grand parents go there regularly. It is unacceptable and therefore closure will not be accepted.

Swimming is a life skill; we must ensure that our children are given a chance to learn to swim. What is important is that it is not only a sport but can save someone from drowning which is the most common of accidental deaths in children.

Swimming is also important for the elderly or infirm to be able exercise without straining joints.
Swimming is important for rehabilitation and physiotherapy.
Glasgow life have also started charging nursery school children and OAPs which could have been avoided.

Drumchapel is one of the most deprived areas in Europe; the swimming pool is the only publicly funded facility which the entire family can enjoy together.

Glasgow,  East and West Dunbartonshire

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Reasons for signing

  • People need places to go to keep fit and socialise
  • My son attends swimming lessons
  • It would be a tragic loss to a poor community. A good size pool which holds swimming galas , swimming lessons , used by lots of schools to teach children to swim during their school day. Also used by the coastguard and booked by swimming clubs. Also the synchronised swimming team train there. As well as the community and people who don’t live in Drumchapel use this pool.


2019-02-12 09:12:40 +0000

Petition is successful with 3,213 signatures

2018-09-27 17:22:31 +0100

Interview carried out with ITV maybe on 6o'clock news tomorrow night.

2018-09-25 16:54:47 +0100

The campaign is building momentum Maxine McArthur ([email protected]) a reporter from Evening Times looking to do a story tomorrow to let others know about this. Hope we get enough signatures to show Glasgow life that we will not accept closure of Drumchapel Swimming Pool.

2018-09-21 09:29:23 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2018-09-20 17:28:04 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-09-20 12:49:08 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-09-20 12:38:45 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-09-20 12:36:07 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-09-20 12:33:00 +0100

10 signatures reached