U Turn for Ponds Forge?

on Wednesday, 09 September 2020.

Formal Decision 23rd September 2020

A pool closed during the coronavirus outbreak is to reopen after a campaign by swimming clubs.
Ponds Forge in Sheffield was to remain closed until at least April 2021 after the trust which runs it said the £1.5m cost of opening it was too expensive.
Following protests, Sheffield Council has since said it intends to open the pool again.
The issue was discussed in a meeting but a formal decision will be made in a cabinet meeting on 23 September.
The facility, built for the 1991 World Student Games, is used by a number of swimmers and divers who have competed at Olympic games and other international events, as well as the general public.
According to the Local Democracy Reporting Service, council officers said they were working on the details and a report would be published next week. 
Councillor Mary Lea, cabinet member for culture, parks and leisure, told the scrutiny meeting the council was aiming to reopen the pool at the beginning of October.

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