Petition — Guisborough Swimming Pool

– in the House of Commons at 10:29 pm on 26 March 2001.

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Photo of Ashok Kumar Ashok Kumar Labour, Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland 10:29, 26 March 2001

I have great pleasure in presenting a petition signed by more than 5,000 constituents from Guisborough, a market town in my constituency, who demand the improvement or the total rebuilding of the town swimming pool. The petition was organised by Susan Johnson, the secretary of the local amateur swimming club. The petitioners are concerned

"that the existing facilities are ageing and desperately need improvement." The petition has already resulted in the setting up of a group, including the swimming club, the local authority and Tees Valley Leisure, which operates the pool on behalf of the local authority.

Further to my recent visit to the swimming pool at the invitation of Guisborough amateur swimming club, when I expressed my support for a campaign to upgrade the swimming facilities, the petition addressed to me states that the signatories wish to support all efforts to improve the facilities for swimming in Guisborough.

The petition states:

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to take such measures as lie within his power to improve facilities for swimming in Guisborough.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

To lie upon the Table.