Two years ago Manchester City Council wanted to shut Levenshulme
Swimming Baths to save money but a mass campaign of local people
stopped it. Levenshulme Baths received a £250,000 refurbishment only
two and a half years ago. To close it is to waste that money.
Manchester City Council has spent £170 million on refurbishing the
Town Hall and wants to spend £20 million on First Street private
student accommodation and a supermarket. At the same time, it wants to
shut Levenshulme Swimming Baths. It is making the wrong choices.
The closure of services in South East Manchester including the Baths,
Arcadia leisure centre and libraries will destroy our facilities, our
areas and our communities. These are the focal points for our
communities and must not be closed. The promise of a new baths in 2015
is cynical and comes without guarantees.
Levy Baths must stay open until any new pool is built and ready.
We demand that Manchester City Council save these services, invest in
our communities and our councillors vote against these closures.
We, the undersigned, call on Manchester City Council to make the right
choice and keep the Levenshulme Swimming Baths open.