Saving Tunstall Pool Blog

The ongoing story of fighting to stop the closure of Tunstall Pool and the attempt to start a charitable company to bring a much loved and used facility back

Published: 14/08/2011
An update of the groups progress to date; We have submitted a business plan for the council officials to review and give comment, they have done this and we have amended the plan in accordance with their comments. We were about to submit the final business plan to the council two weeks ago when they submitted new numbers for the attendance for the facility in 2010 / 2011, these were different to those for which the business plan had been written for, we have therefore needed to meet up with the officials in order to clarify the situation with the attendance for the facility.

Published: 14/08/2011
After the last public meeting we had some people questioning the pricing policy. To clarify there are three options available; Full membership at £35 per month, this gives the user full access to the pool facilities whenever it is open for general swimming, we believe this is a good deal for those swimming more than twice a week. Discounted membership at £60 per year, this gives the user a discounted entry fee of £3.75 per session for adults or £2.50 for concessions. Pay per Swim, this is charged at £4.50 per session for adults or £3.25 for concessions.

Published: 03/08/2011
This Saturday SAGE (Sandyford and Goldenhill Residents Association) are holding their annual community event on the green across from St Joe's in Goldenhill & next to the community centre. Last year they held a wonderful event and this year SAGE hope to beat that. We'll be there on the asking people if they could show some support and donate a pound to the pool (in which you get a I helped save the pool brick) or make a bigger donation and come along to the water world event in September. It's going to be a lovely day (we hope) and look forward to seeing you there.

Published: 21/07/2011
Wednesday the 27th July at 7:00pm Christ Church Tunstall, Corner of High Street and Furlong Road (ST6 5XG) Parking at the rear The Event The Tunstall Community Pool Group are holding a Public Town Meeting in the Church to give everyone an update on their application to take over the running of Tunstall Pool.

Published: 20/07/2011
The Tunstall Community Pool Group will be holding a fun day over at Water World in Hanley to raise money for the opening of Tunstall Pool. The fundraiser event will be held on Saturday 10th September between 7:00pm til 9:00pm. We are asking that people donate a minimum donation of £10 (but you can donate more)

Published: 18/07/2011
The future of Tunstall Pool is getting closer and closer, with two possible outcomes: The worst possible outcome is that Tunstall Pool remains closed and another vital part of Tunstall becomes redundant. Or the outcome that so many people are depending on, that Stoke-on Trent City Council see the merit of the recently submitted Tunstall Community and back its proposals. The Business Plan, which proposes that rather than Stoke-on-Trent City Council run the pool, a community group will form a board to oversee qualified staff running Tunstall Pool as a non-profit making community facility.

Published: 26/05/2011
The Tunstall Community Pool Trust, made of campaigners and advocates of keeping the swimming facilities at Tunstall Pool, finally had their first official meeting with a panel of senior council officers and managers. After more than a 3 month wait for the meeting in which the Council held failed talks with the ASA to run the swimming pool as a joint venture, the Tunstall Community Pool Trust were invited present their case to take over running of the pool and secure a lease for the building.

Published: 31/03/2011
To all current users of the Pool. Thursday the 31st March is a sad day in the history of our Pool, as it closes after 126 years. A dedicated group of people are in various discussions with the City Council, the Amateur Swimming Association and other organisations as to the future. We are actively looking at ways forward, including the running the Pool by a Community Trust to serve the people of Tunstall and beyond.