I have just been given the exciting news that Camberwell Baths has been successful in the recent funding bid from the Free Swimming fund! We were given the largest award in England, at £1.45m.
Enormous thanks to all of you who have marched, written letters, turned up and swum on a freezing cold January morning and generally refused to take no for an answer! It's been a long hard slog, but I hope you agree that it was worth persisting.
There are too many people to thank individually, but special notes of thanks to Cllr Robinson for taking on the challenge of prioritising Camberwell, and reviving what had seemed to many to be a hopeless case; to Tim Clee, the officer who put together the winning bid; to Dora Dixon- Fyles who fixed the crucial meeting with Harriet Harman in December; and to Harriet Harman for making sure that the Dept of Culture Media and Sport knew about Camberwell' s needs.
So well done to everyone. We will keep you in touch with next actions, and will fix up a public meeting where you can see the plans and hear about the funding.
On behalf of Helen Owen, Secretary, Camberwell Baths Campaign.