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    southy wrote:
    Paramjit Bahia wrote:
    southy wrote:
    IronLady2010 wrote:
    southy wrote:
    IronLady2010 wrote:
    As I understand it and correct me if I'm wrong, the Tories had already started repairs back in May or June??? and when Labour took over they were then stopped pending a review which brings us to where we are today?

    If this is correct I don't see why Tories would do the repairs, then close it. Like I say correct me if I have got muddled up.
    No Iron it was closed in May, no real repairs have been done, when they went in there to estimate the cost for repairs in May, £10,000 would not be enough to cover the repairs that the Torys set aside to do and complet the repairs, £10,000 should of been spent on the pool 2 to 3 years ago, but the torys held it back to let the place run down to its present state.
    Update 13 June 2012
    The initial exploration has shown that the pool and surround are structurally sound. We are currently waiting for the engineers to complete repairs on the issues that have surrounded our learner pool. The engineers are completing tests to ensure this kind of closure does not happen again. We are working hard to ensure that Oaklands Pool reopens as soon as possible. As soon as the engineers confirm a finish date we update this page.
    We would like to thank for your support through this disruptive time, and apologise again for the inconvenience that this work has caused.



    You do what Structurally Sounds mean, It could be Structurally sound and have a roof that will not stop the rain, windows smashed in, walls crumbling away, Being Structurally Sound just means that the Foundations are good, supporting beams are good and any supporting wall is good, it do not relate to the over all condition of the building.
    I getting up no such web site.
    Southy I have just seen it. It is true. Strangely it is dated 13th. After the Council meeting.

    Please check my e-mail. I have copied and pasted that from Council's site. It is exactly what Iron Lady has posted.
    Ok Parami will do.
    Ok read it its an Up date the pool was all ready closed before June, like, I said it closed in May.
    That £10,000 was put to oneside 3 years ago, for the repairs of the pool, which most us with good memorys will know, when there was just a leak in the roof over the changing rooms, But this 10,000 was forgot about and the repair was never done.
    Any way need to learn by what they mean by Structurally Sound, just mean minor repairs will bring back up to standard which is a good thing, theres no major work needed like having to dig up the foundations and replaicing them, like underpinning, or a supportting wall needs to be replaice, and beams uprights or cross or roof support.
    If you work in the contruction industary to would know what Structurally sound really means.
    What I noted was missing is how much it would coast now to bring this Structurally sound Building up to usalbe standarded."
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Labour whips investigate two Southampton councillors over pool closure revolt

Councillors Keith Morrell and Don Thomas

Councillors Keith Morrell and Don Thomas

First published in Politics Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Politics and business reporter

Labour party enforcers have launched an investigation into two Labour councillors who rebelled over the controversial closure of a Southampton swimming pool.

Coxford councillors Keith Morrell and Don Thomas are under investigation by party whips after they voted against their ruling Labour group in a council budget vote to withdraw a £235,000 annual subsidy from Oakland’s Swimming Pool.

They are campaigning to save the Lordshill pool, which employs 33 staff, and is popular with school children and older and disabled residents.

Labour deputy leader Jacqui Rayment said Labour Party’s whips process was being followed.

She said: “Don and Keith are still members of the (council’s Labour) group and can continue in their roles as they see fit until the conclusion of the investigation and it is decided on any action that may be needed to be taken.”

Oaklands pool closed in May for repairs, which have been halted by Labour while it carries out a consultation on its future. Tories and Lib Dems are also calling for it to reopen.

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