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Latest figures show that TCP has the lowest carbon footprint of all the swimming pool leisure centres in Oxford, since Fusion has been operating it. Seems the council was happy to have high emissions (spending our money on unnecessary electricity and gas) to justify its case for closure, while Fusion operate it more efficiently and save their own money. And the column that has been surrounded by scaffolding for years that the council says will cost the best part of £2.5m to fix? FOI has revealed the council's own estimate is actually £30,000.
Why does the council, a labour administration, want to spend over £16.5m on a new pool, outside the ring road and on only 2 bus routes, when less than £3m will refurbish a complete leisure centre on 23 bus routes in the middle of the most densely populated part of Oxford?
If you think this is ridiculous, so do we, and we believe most of the labour councillors must think that as well. But the labour executive are pressing ahead with getting estimates for the new pool, appointing a builder, spending £435,000 more on their consultants, and applying to itself for planning permission - does this seem right?
Be incensed by this needless waste of money while the council's budget threatens 130 jobs and serious cuts in frontline services - join the campaign, contact us by email and/or come to our weekly meetings!