- Mar 14, 2017 Spring Survey
- Jul 13, 2016 Shropshire Council beginning to listen?
- Jul 7, 2016 Council recommending move to Sundorne
- Jul 6, 2016 Council report due Thursday which will go to Cabinet on 13th July
- Jul 4, 2016 Successful March Through Town
- Jun 30, 2016 Pool Consultation Analysis Infographic
- Jun 29, 2016 Shrewsbury Town Council offer their support
- Jun 18, 2016 Public Rally 2nd July
Latest Campaign Update
As you may have seen in the press lately, things are looking up for our campaign as the Council are looking again at this and appear to now favour keeping the pool in the Town Centre. We'll update this website with more info soon.
The Quarry pool is currently closed because a glass panel near the pool shattered and it's possible that fragments of glass may have entered the pool. The pool is currently being completely drained so that it can be cleaned, filters and plant flushed through to ensure no glass has been left in the system.
Interestingly this is first time in the pools history that it's had to close for a reason like this.
Draining the pool has to be done slowly, around 6 inches a day, due to restrictions by Severn Trent but the staff were hoping to get permission to speed this up a bit. Pools are designed to be kept full and don't really like being empty - if left too long tiles can start falling off and there's a risk the whole thing could collapse in on itself!
Whilst the pool is closed maintenance work is being carried out on the pool gutters and other areas. The hope is to start refilling soon and get it back open for early February.
Of course, if the QSFC had been properly maintained over the last few years, this probably would not have happened!
What's at Stake?
Loss of the swimming pool and fitness centre from the heart of Shrewsbury.
The majority of the people of Shrewsbury (68% according to the Council's survey) want the swimming pool to be kept at the heart of the Town Centre. Town businesses, the Town Council and other organisations are all in favour of this too. Until recently, Shropshire Council have their own ideas and and had simply ignored the public and businesses and instead proposed to move it out of town up to Sundorne. We all believe that would make it harder for the majority of people to get to and we simply did not believe the Council's figures and justification for that move. We pressed them hard to get a proper independent cost-benefit analysis done but kept hitting a brick wall.
However, thanks to this campaign, we managed to delay the Council's decision, get the Town Council and BID on board and have now finally got the Council to listen.
Who Are We?
This website is run by the Quarry Swimming and Fitness Forum. We are a group of users and supports of the Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre, set up to campaign for keeping the swimming baths in the centre of town where it is most accessible. In addition to a lot of discussions with the Council and other groups we have also ran two very well supported protest marches through the town. Our campaign has also been covered by BBC Midlands, BBC Radio Shropshire, Shropshire Star amongst others. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.
We need your help!
The Council are discussing the future plans for the QSFC on the 14th February 2018. This is a public meeting held at Shirehall at around 12pm so we want as many supporters to come along to show how strong we feel about keeping the pool in the centre. It is now looking as if the Council have come to their senses and may well propose keeping swimming provision in the Town Centre after all, and potentially redeveloping the QSFC site. This is all still tentative and until that meeting we won't know for sure. If you would like to help the please fill in our supporters form.
- Love the central location?
- Want to keep a vibrant town centre with a successful leisure and community hub?
- Want easy transport links to the centre?
- Keep things like the flume, diving boards and relaxation suite?