What’s going on at Shaw baths?
Reporter: ROBBIE GILL
Date online: 24 June 2014
SWIMMERS using Crompton pool remain in limbo over building’s future a month after its closure.
The pool, run by Oldham Community Leisure (OCL), was closed on May 6 after a fault was discovered in the hot water tank.
The leader of Oldham’s Liberal Democrats, Councillor Howard Sykes, is furious over the lack of information.
He said: “Both I and local users are very angry about this issue and the way we are being treated.
“It will soon be July and there is still no information about when it will be fixed — if it will be fixed — and when it will be open. It’s just not good enough.”
“I was promised some action by June but we’re still being kept in the dark. The council needs to get this much-needed facility open, and soon.”
The closure sparked fears that the pool, known locally as Shaw Baths, may never reopen since it is due to be closed permanently when the new £8 million Royton Pool and Leisure Centre opens next year.
OCL chief executive Stuart Lockwood said: “We are committed to keeping the pool open and are now assessing a repair option to ensure this happens.”
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