It appears that following many emails from Kidsgrove residents, Kidsgrove Swimming Pool will remain shut for some time yet. It had been hoped that Kidsgrove Swimming Pool would reopen this week in time for the school holidays, however this is now not going to happen after it appears problems with Kidsgrove Swimming Pool's electronics were uncovered.
This has led to Newcastle Borough Council asking once again for Staffordshire County Council to spend an additional £30,000 on Kidsgrove Swimming Pool to get it open to the residents of Kidsgrove. This is because the actual Kidsgrove Sports Centre building is owned by Staffordshire County Council. They are also responsible for repairs to the fabric of the building, with Newcastle Borough Council managing the activities and events which take place at the centre. It will be noted by many Kidsgrove residents that £30,000 is the amount that Newcastle Borough Council wants to spend on creating a Town Centres Manager post. Many will tonight be asking why cant these funds be used more positively for the whole community and spent imporving the offering at Kidsgrove Sports Centre?
Kidsgrove Swimming Pool has now been closed for such a considerable amount of time that concerns have to be raised if some of the previous users will ever return? It does appear facial that without the work of Staffordshire County Council Kidsgrove would not have a pool to open. This is where great thanks need to go to Kidsgrove Staffordshire County Councillors Maxfield and Locke.