Sunday, 19 October 2008

Message from Cllr Lewis Robinson following Overview & scrutiny meeting on Wednesday

It looks like we will now also have to campaign for the capital grant from the government. Remember that the full council exec will consider this tomorrow at 7pm at the town hall - I hope to see some of you there...

----- Original Message -----
From: Robinson, Lewis
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 7:49 PM
Subject: Camberwell Baths
Dear All,

I thought I should just send you an e-mail to summarise my position following this morning’s Overview & Scrutiny Committee meeting, which is as follows;

The Council is strongly committed to finding a way to make the refurbishment of Camberwell Leisure Centre happen. The community have told me that they want the retention of the pool, and I intend to pursue a financially viable solution that meets that aspiration. After a considerable period of time looking to find additional funding, a serious opportunity has now presented itself through the Government’s Free Swimming Capital programme and the Council will be applying for match funding as a priority. If successful the funding difficulties would be substantially reduced and we could move to a formal procurement process. I believe we can make an outstanding case for Camberwell based on the work that has already been done to date and it is incumbent on all elected representatives in Southwark to help me make the strongest possible case for Camberwell.

I hope that is helpful. I can also confirm that I am happy to accept the suggested amendments made by Overview & Scrutiny to the recommendations discussed this morning.

I am keen to discuss with all interested parties how we make our case, so please keep in touch.



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