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Plan to keep Southern Swimming Pool open

Friday, 19 January 2024

Southern Swimming Pool

A proposal has been presented to the Department for Education, Sport and Culture that would enable the Southern Swimming Pool to continue to operate within its current subvention.

It follows a meeting last night (Thursday) involving the Southern Swimming Pool Board, Southern MHKs and local political representatives.

On the basis of the financial plan provided, the Department can confirm that it will continue to provide £434k of financial support to enable the ongoing operation of the Southern Swimming Pool.

Minister for Education, Sport and Culture, Julie Edge MHK said:

“I acknowledge this has been a very difficult period and I would like to recognise the work that has taken place within the community to present a workable plan. 

“I am sure all parties will acknowledge that the Southern Pool is coming to the end of its economic life and we are all looking to minimise the gap between failure of the current facilities and the development of a replacement pool.  I will be seeking to clarify our future plans for a swimming pool as part of the new Castle Rushen High School development to the House of Keys on Tuesday.

“I remain committed to working with all the regional pool boards and local stakeholders.  I hope to meet with the Southern Board in the near future.  I will be also seeking clarification from the Northern and Western swimming pool boards with regards to their respective financial position.”

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