Hove MP Weatherley slams King Alfred report

Besi Besemar July 5, 2013

Mike Weatherley, MP
Mike Weatherley, MP

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative MP for Hove and Portslade, has condemned a report on the King Alfred Leisure facility made by a Brighton & Hove City Council cross-party Project Board.

The Brighton & Hove City Council Policy & Resources Committee is meeting on Thursday, July 11 to rubber stamp a series of recommendations. However, Mike was astonished to learn that plans for a 50m swimming pool have been abandoned at this early stage, in favour an inferior 25m pool.

Mike recently held a packed public meeting on the future of the King Alfred Leisure Centre at Hove Town Hall where it was clear those attending preferred a 50m pool.

He said:

“I was incredibly disappointed by the outcome of this report. Not embracing a 50m pool is a completely wasted opportunity. It was abundantly clear from the public meeting that I recently held that residents overwhelming support a 50m pool and it appears that the council has failed to listen. This decision, if it is approved at the committee meeting, demonstrates a complete lack of vision, particularly when we are supposed to build upon our Olympic legacy.”

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