Thanks to everyone who came along to the meeting on Monday. The event was packed out, demonstrating the huge and continuing interest our communities have in keeping Temple Cowley Pools Open.
If you are looking for the SaveTCP Community Interest Company, putting together a bid to take over operating Temple Cowley Pools & Fitness Centre, AND OUR NEW PLANS click HERE to go to those pages.
If you are looking for information about the Campaign generally, you are in the right place - keep browsing and welcome!
The Save Temple Cowley Pools Campaign has been fighting since 2009 to keep open the Temple Cowley Pools & Fitness Centre in Temple Road, Oxford, condemned to closure by Oxford City Council.
We have huge support across Oxford to keep the centre open, including the first petition that reached over 12,000 signatures before we stopped - the largest in Oxford, simply ignored by the administration. We've continued with a succession of petitions that show people's frustration with the City Council. Petition number 7 was debated at the Council meeting on 14th April.
Oxford City Council want to close Temple Cowley Pools and the existing Blackbird Leys swimming pool and replace it with only a non-Olympic, 25m swimming pool next to Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre. There are lots of reasons why we think this shouldn't happen, and we continually find evidence that supports keeping Temple Cowley Pools open.
It simply doesn't make sense to build a new swimming pool for what will be over £13m in a place where there's no evidence of demand, when £3m will refurbish and improve both Temple Cowley Pools and the existing Blackbird Leys pool. Temple Cowley Pools continues to be extremely popular despite the Council deliberately running it down to try and put people off.
As of November 2014, the Council has continued to defy public opinion, is pressing on with building the new pool and is planning to close Temple Cowley Pools early in 2015. We are now working as a Community Interest Company, and have submitted a proposal to the Council to transfer Temple Cowley Pools to the community and enable us to operate it for everyone. There will be no cost to the Council, and huge benefit to Oxford.
Please browse these pages for lots more information and background, particularly the blog. Send us an email at email@example.com for any questions, comments and/or to add your name to our email list.
We also appear on Twitter @SaveTCP (see rhs of this page for our Twitter feed) and on Facebook
Get involved! We remain an active Campaign focused on keeping Temple Cowley Pools open beyond the (current) planned closure date of early 2015. The Council needs to be constantly challenged because it is determined to get its way and is continually putting out information that we demonstrate time and again is a combination of MISLEADING, INACCURATE, INCOMPLETE and UNTRUE.
SAVETCP CIC is a Community Interest Company registered in the United Kingdom with the Company reg no 09002684. Registered address is Oxford Greenprint Room 1/oarc East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Further information here