What Do You Want to Happen to Hilsea Lido Splash Pool?
|Published: 28th April 2010 21:49|
The group campaigning to save the Hilsea Lido and take over the running of the Splash Pool are reeling from a decision made by Portsmouth City Council to keep the splash pool closed this year to rebuild a new facility.
The Hilsea Lido Pool for the People, believe that the future of this popular facility should be discussed by the people who enjoy using this splashpool.
Vice Chair, Sabrina Richardson said, "We very concerned and worked very hard to be in a position to manage it this year and just when we got all our paperwork together, and there were no more issues to address, PCC decreed that the splashpool was "life expired"!
The HLPP want your views: Should the existing splashpool be repaired or should there be the provision of a new splash area like those in Southsea?
Sabrina said, "These new splash areas do not have anyone managing the site, the water is untreated and so these have lower annual running costs (approx £12k per year)
If, after the consultation, the desire is to retain the splashpool, in its present form, then there needs to be further discussions how to meet the annual running costs (approx £50k per annum) and the cost of improvements so it has a sustainable future."
Sabrina Added, "The danger is that it closes and there is no replacement facility planned."
Add your views below.