Campaigning Community group BRIDGWATER FORWARD have presented a 1,875 name petition to Sedgemoor District Council which calls on them to look again at the Sedgemoor Splash site as an option for a swimming and leisure facility to regenerate the Town centre.
The petition organiser, Glen Burrows ,will speak at next wednesdays Full Council meeting to present the case. The petition states "We the undersigned agree with Bridgwater Forward that Bridgwater needs and deserves town centre swimming facilities. We call on Sedgemoor District Council to abandon plans for a pool at Chilton Trinity and instead carry out a full public consultation, as promised, over the development of the Northgate site as a pool and leisure centre".
The Council is obliged to debate any petition containing more than 1,100 signatures and Bridgwater Forward are urging people to attend the meeting.
The group has consistently urged Sedgemoor to abandon plans for the edge of town pool as the wrong location , to take up offers of funding to develop a town centre pool and to undertake a genuine consultation with the people .