Decision on pool location due 13th July
Shropshire Council have now said that they will make a decision on Wednesday 13th July on the location - despite the fact that:
- They have asked the Forum and the Business Improvement District to put together a feasibility study and business plan for the Quarry site to be ready in September
So why make a decision in July?
- There is no strategic plan or a Vision document for the town.
What about knock on effects to the town centre cafes, businesses, etc? They should be promoting the town centre not moving everything out of it.
- Consultants are still being paid by Shropshire Council to analyse the Council's consultation.
We estimate the costs of all the consultants, reports, staff time, etc. is to be around the £100K mark, and is still rising. This is money that could be much better spent.
- 68% of the town want it to stay in the Centre
This figure is taken from Shropshire Council survey -- which they seem intent on ignoring.
What would the town centre look like without any leisure facilities ?
How much will this decision be driven by Serco, a commercial, for profit organisation with no interest in Shrewsbury?
Please lobby your councillor! Please spread the word.
And watch this space!