Cllr Victor Chamberlain: Labour break promises on Chorlton Baths.


Labour Councillors have gone back on promises they made to the people of Chorlton to build a new swimming pool in Chorlton. Before the last election, Labour Town Hall bosses promised to combine the Baths and Library in a new building in Chorlton Centre.

Now, in their budget plans, Labour Council bosses propose to close Chorlton Baths for good in 2015 and move swimming facilities to Hough End.

Plans are not clear where on Hough End, as the facility will be shared with Withington, but our best guess is that it will probably be near Princess Parkway Metrolink stop.

Many people will find it difficult and expensive to get to Hough End, especially those with families or on fixed incomes. Many people come to Chorlton to go swimming and support our shops afterwards. I’m also worried the Council’s proposals could also hurt Chorlton’s independent traders as there will be significantly less footfall. 

Labour’s plans also undermine the long term viability of the proposed joint Library and Leisure Centre. Because most people only use the Leisure Centre to go swimming

Please sign our petition to keep Chorlton Baths and join our campaign to have this daft decision overturned.

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