Public Rally - Saturday July 2nd - 11am - Pride Hill
With the decision on the location of the pool to be taken on 13th July, we need your help again! We'll be holding our second public rally on Saturday 2nd July starting at 11am at the top of Pride Hill and ending in the Quarry Park where there will be some speakers to explain their viewpoint on keeping the pool central.
As reported in the papers lately, we feel that the Council are potentially going to make a decision we'll all later regret and close the current pool facility. We think this will be a massive blow to the town centre. The current site attracts many people because of its better accessibility via public transport. Local businesses benefit from people who pop into town for a bit of shopping or a bite to eat as well as going for a swim.We have the support of many organisations such as Shrewsbury Town Council, BID, canoe club, scuba diving club, disabled groups, local businesses and, not forgetting, 68% of the public who expressed a preference in the Council's own survey said they wanted the existing site to be renovated or refurbished.
So please, spare the time on Saturday 2nd July to help us show the Council that we want the Pool to be kept in the centre and money spent to upgrade the facilities.
Rally starts at the top of Pride Hill at 11am then goes down to the junction with High Street. Traffic will be stopped whilst the rally continues on the road to Shoplatch before turning off on to Claremont Hill. Traffic will be stopped on Claremont Bank to allow the rally to safely cross over into the Quarry Park. We appologise in advance to any drivers who get distrupted by this.
Public Rally - October 17th 2015
In order to raise awareness of our campaign to keep the pool in the town, the Quarry Forum held a successful public rally through the streets of Shrewsbury. It was a well attended event and we'd like to thank everyone who came out to voice their support as well as the Mayor, who gave a speech at the end, marshals, police and Councillors who helped organise the event and ensure it went smoothly.
Our fight is not over - so please keep badgering our MP and Councillors, write to the papers, fill in the consultation form and make sure all your friends do too!