Shock plans to relocate Finchley Lido

Barnet's Conservative Council has launched a consultation on the future of leisure services in the borough and as part of this they are looking to close and relocate the Finchley lido to either Finchley Memorial Hospital or the Glebelands Openspace.

Labour councillors have concerns about the suitability of either of these sites with the loss of green space and extra traffic and disturbance that will be generated.

The plans have been rushed out, and the online consultation does not even mention specific proposals around any of the current leisure sites, nor specific proposals for the lido relocation. The council intends to hold a public consultation workshop on: Tuesday 18 November, 6:45pm - 8:15pm at Finchley Memorial Hospital.

Woodhouse councillors are encouraging members of the public to have their say on the plans by either attending the public consultation workshop or replying to the online consultation by 9 December.

Woodhouse councillor, Cllr Alan Schneiderman said: "It's crucial local residents have their say on the plans to relocate the Finchley lido as it will affect people living near Finchley Memorial and the Glebelands Openspace. I am also concerned about the loss of green space and extra traffic that these plans could generate.  It's unbelievable that the leisure services consultation document does not even mention, let alone ask, any questions about the relocation plans and a so-called consultation workshop can be arranged at such short notice."

Notes:

The Sports & Physical Activity Review online consultation can be found here:

http://engage.barnet.gov.uk/adult-social-services/spa-review-autumn-2014/consult_view

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For further details please contact:

Woodhouse councillor, Cllr Alan Schneiderman: cllr.a.schneiderman@barnet.gov.uk

To contact the Barnet Labour Group: 020 8359 2568


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