Friday 28 October 2016

Stillorgan: No decision until September on pool

Glenalbyn Swimming Pool
Glenalbyn Swimming Pool

THERE will be no update on the re-opening of Glenalbyn Swimming Pool until September, Dun Laoghaire County Council have confirmed.

The pool was closed in 2013 following health and safety concerns over its roof.

In March 2014, funding of €10m was earmarked for the redevelopment of the pool but a report delivered in February of this year included a proposal to open the pool elsewhere.

The report also included the option to "do nothing" and to examine leisure facilities elsewhere.

A working group of local councillors was then convened to examine the four options for the swimming pool.

However, it will now be September before another report will be presented to the wider council in order for them to decide what is the best option, according to a council spokesman.

Hundreds of people attended a recent public meeting chaired by Independent TD Shane Ross and Independent councillor Deirdre Donnelly to express their disappointment at the delay in regenerating the swimming pool.

"It was a very angry meeting," Mr Ross said.

"People feel that the council have been procrastinating on the pool."

The Dublin South TD said it was "disgraceful" that the decision wouldn't be made until September.

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