Lynne Featherstone MP is backing a local community campaign to save diving facilities at Park Road leisure centre in Crouch End.
Dozens of local residents have contacted the local MP asking for support, after Haringey Council announced that they would remove the diving boards.
The Labour-run Council took this decision without any consultation, and despite previous assurances that the diving boards would remain in place and be improved.
The Liberal Democrat MP last week contacted the Council and demanded an explanation, and is backing local residents’ calls to pause the plans and think again.
Hornsey and Wood Green MP Lynne Featherstone commented:
“When Haringey Council gave Fusion the contract to manage Park Road – they promised residents that the diving facilities would remain in place and be improved.
“Now, the Labour-run Council and Fusion are about to remove these facilities without consultation.
“Many local residents have contacted me to express their disappointment and concern at the loss of the diving boards. I am right behind them – and very happy to support their campaign to save the boards.
“As I haven’t yet received a response from the Council – I have contacted the Chief Executive today to request his urgent intervention.”
Residents can sign the petition to save the diving facilities here.
You say you are ‘right behind them’ I hope you don’t push them off the board 🙂
Haringey should be insisting that Fusion retains its promise to keep a diving pool in place in the refurbished facility. Once again the west of the borough loses out to the east. Thanks Haringey Council.
Promises should be kept when public amenities are privatised!
Ive seen children overcome their fears and set themselves challenges. no board no challenges!