REBUILDING ESTON BATHS
Went down to Eston Leisure Centre to see the progress on Eston Baths.
When the baths first closed at the time of the pandemic, I made a promise to the people of Eston I would work night and day to get a new baths on the same site.
Lots of people told me it wouldn’t happen and that TS6 get left behind all the time - and I was told by others from out of area that Eston wasn’t used very often, and the Redcar & Cleveland already had enough swimming provision.
I refused to give in, and explained how important having a baths on their doorstep was for the kids in our communities. And I told the council I would help get them the funds they needed to rebuild it.
Thanks in part to the £20 Million levelling up investment for TS6 I secured from the Government, the rebuild is now well on its way. I’m so chuffed at the progress.
And the council has just approved the plans for a learner pool, which is something the public overwhelmingly asked for in the consultation - I am saying to the council however, that it should be a SPLASH pool, like at Redcar rather than a simple box pool.
Thanks to everyone for their support along the way, particularly Sandra Smith (who used to be the councillor for South Bank) who supported me in getting the council to listen in the first place.