But like many leisure centres, they’re struggling to make ends meet.
The Tory Minister claims money is available but our pool in Elswick has not received any⬇️ pic.twitter.com/UP1lhuWRoH
— Chi Onwurah ???? (@ChiOnwurah) June 15, 2023
Elswick swimming pool is a wonderful enabler of physical and mental health, serving communities who have some of the highest levels of deprivation and health inequalities in the country. It could do more if social prescribing were enabled, but instead, it faces an absolute crisis because of rising energy costs and the cost of living crisis hitting income. The Minister says that money is available, but it has received none. Can he tell me what he is doing to ensure that Elswick swimming pool survives and thrives?