Restore the historic Speedwell Art-Deco swimming pool in Bristol

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Living Easton are a community-based heritage and environmental group of around 20 individuals and affiliated organisations predominately in the Easton and Lawrence Hill areas of Bristol who have an interest in planning and sustainability issues around the Eastern part of the Greater Bristol area.  We are the organisation which set up the Easton Time Signs Trail, raising awareness of East Bristol which encourages tourism and helps boost the local economy.

We have objected to the loss of Speedwell Baths in Bristol as a community swimming pool facility in the past and firmly believe that there is a great opportunity to restore this landmark Art Deco building which would greatly enhance community wellbeing and the local economy.

We ask that Bristol City Council facilitate a stakeholder meeting between Crossman Homes, Fusion Lifestyle, the 20th Century Society, Historic Pools of Britain and other local conservation groups with the aim of submitting a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, Sport England and the Princes Regeneration Trust for restoration funding.  In addition, we would ask the Council to investigate other heritage restoration funding streams using the Heritage Funding Directory (The Heritage Alliance) as well as Crowd Funding to move the project forward.

Please also consider objecting to the planning application (reference 17/01967/F) on the Council's planning site.



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